As a writer if I share info on a topic that’s sourced from another entity, it’s my duty to source them on my piece of work. It’s also my duty to understand what I’m sharing and why I’m sharing it.
Looking at the image that our lovely Nicky shared on Instagram, the one with Disney’s Pochahontas illustrated by what looks like could be as Ellen Von Unwerth per Nickis mention on her IG. A cartoon rendering of an image taken by Paper Magazine. And it appears that the illistrater has sense removed it from the collection on her Instagram account, if it was created by her.
Shows a raunchy image of an Indigenous woman, who as history shows was raped and taken as a child. Who lost some of her own children to death and also met death even herself in an unsavory and sadly manner, but not without her own honor.
The image is profound, it shows the world that in fact the indegenous woman is sought after, desired, and idolized, sexually. The indigenous women has strong qualities that support procreation and nurturing. That her body is sweet and lovable. She’s in fact a powerful woman. With the people at her feet drooling like dogs. And people at her back reaching around for a taste of nuturing nector. Other women idolize her power. It’s no surprise Nicky would idolize being rendered as an indigenous queen.
And with that being said let’s talk about why it’s not cool.
The image alone is distasteful because it sexualizes women Period! Not just because Pochahontas is featured as the thrown bearer.
What is also not cool about this is..
The fact that the word Disney can be located on the image also points to discust, because Disney is supposed to represent the child. Our children. So everytime someone uses a hashtag with Disney or Pochahontas this image would probably surface and that child of any color or racial background will be exposed to sexually explicit material.
I’m sure dear Nicky is giving this image thought now. And she’s free to decide what she will endorse.
So are we.
As offensive as this is to people it’s up to you to endorse the image.
And pay attention to what your kids are doing online.
it’s just a reminder that we need to continue to protect our children from sexual atrocity.
And as some of us protest this image it’s important to remember not to belittle our sister Nicky out of discust. That’s not they way. Anyone who disagrees with the image she shared should approach the topic strongly with integrity because slandering any woman zeros out the cause behind it rendering you equally wrong.
Sited sources below, however be reminded they are links directly to their individual pages which may contain sexually explicit material not suitable for children and teens under the age of 18.