Ont. School Board: Mind your costume, this Hallo'ween
Anybody remember when we didn't used to be so sensitive? I used to love dressing as a cowboy or a soldier, but I'm not sure if it would be okay, nowadays.
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You're going to go as a straight white rich male?AndySixx wrote: ↑Oct 11th, 2017 10:55 amI don't go out of my way to dress up as Halloween but if I do I'll make sure to wear the most offensive thing possible. As for what my kids are wearing I let them wear whatever they want. My daughter for example wanted something related to Paw Patrol. Even if it was something that censoring idiots considered offensive, I'd still let her wear it, and gladly let them hear it if they wanted to push this nanny-like censor fetish upon me and my family.
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All the examples you used as being banned would not be banned as they are not generic stereotypes, you're dressed as a specific character.Piro21 wrote: ↑Oct 11th, 2017 10:51 amI used to go to school in whiteface as a vampire back when I was a kid. That would probably get me expelled these days.
I feel bad for school kids growing up now. They have to wear the most bland stuff possible and can't do anything nearly as fun as dressing up as video game characters, legendary monsters, etc. A Dhalsim or Chun Li costume would be banned by this school board, as would something like a mummy.
An example of something that would not be okay, would be a generic asian person, using all the stereotypes associated with that. Chun Li in your example of what would be banned is a specific character, so it's not banned.The Viamonde school district's guidelines also address what could be an appropriate costume, which includes animals, fictional and imaginary characters, and creative costumes, such as a surfing shark or a purple-coloured Martian.
Oct 13th, 2017 8:54 am
So we can dress as characters...so it would be ok to dress as Zwarte Piet, St. Nicholas' black faced companion in German folklore? Would it be ok to dress as him even though he wears black face?Ojam wrote: ↑Oct 13th, 2017 5:41 amAll the examples you used as being banned would not be banned as they are not generic stereotypes, you're dressed as a specific character.
An example of something that would not be okay, would be a generic asian person, using all the stereotypes associated with that. Chun Li in your example of what would be banned is a specific character, so it's not banned.
A general rule of thumb is if you're dressing as a culture or race. Not okay. IMHO dressing as a stereotype is the most bland uncreative thing you can dress as anyway.
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But those characters are highly stereotypical. If they're acceptable, where's the line? What if I was to dress as a similar character that's well-known to fans, but not to the general public?
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