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01 November 2014 @ 09:41 pm
I am such a cow sometimes.  
Halloween was never a tradition here, and it's only been in the last ten years or so that the retailers have pushed the idea, so that we now get the occasional roaming band of dressed-up kids coming to the door. Last night I locked the gate at the top of my front stairs, so no-one could make it to my front door, feeling mean and Scrooge-like but also lacking any kind of food that those tiny predators would consider acceptable.

For those of you who don't get enough social activism from sites like Get Up! and Change.org I bring you Social Justice Kittens! .

From their calendar ad:
Each month features a charming kitten professionally photographed in a heroic pose appropriate to a small cat defiantly speaking out on the hottest social justice issues of the day. A sassy, challenging declaration erases any doubts about each cat’s passionate rejection of the dominant paradigm.

In the end, the choice is simple: financially support the ideals embodied by this treasured, unique gift, or refuse to purchase a copy and become one of those hateful fake allies who actively embrace injustice and murder.

Nothing like a bit of shaming, I thought. By cats.
 
 
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miwahni: MFU Illya Sulkingmiwahni on November 2nd, 2014 09:16 am (UTC)
I don't know how long it's been going on in the states, only that it was never an Australian thing. Canada was originally settled by British and French, wasn't it? It was never a big British thing, so perhaps that's why it wasn't popular in Canada too.
Merlin Pendragon: Air Space Animemrlnpndrgn on November 2nd, 2014 01:14 pm (UTC)
It was never a big British thing, so perhaps that's why it wasn't popular in Canada too.

I always thought it came here from the US, but a bit of research tells me it really came with the Irish and Scottish immigrants :-/

Since the Irish (Catholics) settled a lot in Québec, I guess we took it from them. The Scots must have spread it to the rest of Canada...
miwahnimiwahni on November 3rd, 2014 10:45 am (UTC)
...a bit of research tells me it really came with the Irish and Scottish immigrants :-/
That's really interesting, I didn't know that!