…laying bait for racists, and buggering up another corset.
First, the racists. I spend many, many hours on Facebook, playing pointless games and looking at kittens of course, but I’m also active on several sewing sites, great for general chat and giving and getting advice. Recently I started watching an interesting site which sells vintage/antique clothing and textiles. I have little intention of buying any, but they are lovely to look at. Today this popped up.
In close up
I was startled, to say the least, and commented that it is racist, and could offend. Hackles rose, and quite a few people flew to its defence, one saying it was ‘celebrating black women in the South’.
The discussion quickly became very divided, with some insisting that the image was charming etc etc and very collectable. Hmmm.
I took a copy over to a sewing group on FB,... [read more]