Opinion

Sexy Halloween costumes acceptable, expected

Comments (5)
  1. Corey Daniels says:

    Oh Cate, you freaking rock. I’m going to show my lady this, and I’m expecting an AMEN!

  2. Ariana says:

    This reminded me how much I missed your sass this summer. And your feminist ways. I also saw your picture and thought, “NO ONE SEPARATE HER CURLS!” That would be all. 🙂

  3. Sarah says:

    Oh my god Cate O’Donnell you are awesome for writing this! So true I couldn’t agree more!
    ~Sarah Niles =)

  4. Joe says:

    Don’t be a sexy solder either. Disrespectful.

  5. james madison says:

    My 100% native uncle tells me stories about growing up on the rez in Montana. Here is a relevant one:

    The rednecks and natives in the area knew to stick to their own, so there were only a few minor confrontations here and there. Except for one Halloween when half the town nearly massacred eachother. The local good old boys got dressed up as stereotypical natives (giant headdresses, warpaint, tomahawk, etc), got drunk and went by the reservation making whooping calls. The natives, who dressed more like mexican ranchers, got REALLY pissed. The locals and the natives formed into two huge mobs and approached eachother in a clearing, sort of like in gangs of new york. At the last second, the local pastor and grand tribal elder both jumped in the middle of the raucus. They worked out a peace deal. The rednecks would have to make amends for by doing something for the whole tribe.

    There was an older indian healer, who they say was a always a little weird (too much of his own medicine?). He supposedly molested a bunch of boys after he had them inhale some really strong peyote on a spiritual outing. They had no real evidence but everyone was sure he did it. The natives couldn’t get rid of him the old fashioned way, one because of respect for the old ways (he was an elder), and two because they were sure the FBI were watching them (the reservation had a huge marijuana smuggling thing going on). So they told the rednecks take care of it.

    The rednecks, still all dressed as stereotypical natives, came roaring into the rez in their crowded pickup truck, whooping like apaches the whole time. They ripped up to the guys trailer and dragged him out as he begged for mercy. They tied him to the back of their pickup and peeled out, dragging him out into the woods miles away (first going across miles of paved road). Since the whites were known not to go on tribal land (nor did the sheriff care about native crimes), and the natives obviously did not really dress up like they do in movies and go around scalping people (nor did anyone on the rez talk), the feds didn’t know what to make of it and dropped the investigation.