Tū Te Maungaroa- Kapa Haka Regionals 2014
Always reposting fierce Indigenous women!
Holy shit that’s awesome.
Indigenous women of SIZE.
"Size" was really unnecessary.
Actually, it’s pretty fucking necessary. It’s this little thing called pointing out representation. If you think some indigenous women aren’t ever affected by beauty standards and thin ideals, I’ve got some news for you.
"Size" would have been unnecessary on any post. By using it as in the women are larger, and using it as a superior term to "thin" you are putting down smaller women, and you’re back to square one.
Allow me to say something really quick tho:
Shut the hell up.
Nowhere did anyone say anything about how thin women are lesser or any of these negative messages you have projected onto my commentary. I’m pointing out women of size because we’re underrepresented.
Stop assuming that merely ACKNOWLEDGING women of size = crapping on thin women.
I think the size is a little irrelevant, as someone from New Zealand I think that Maori women (no-one seemed to know where these women were from or what indigenous population the represented) are always pretty bad-ass. As pacific islanders their bodies are naturally more ‘robust’ and more heavily muscled than those of other ethnicities.
For some reason I feel like merely touting their ethnicity, gender and/or size is ignoring what they are representing, what kapa haka means to them. The songs/waiata and ‘dances’ are highly representative, and tell stories of ancestors, family, situations and mythology. Don’t minimize them to merely being ‘fierce’ indigenous women of size..