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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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mrua7mrua7 on November 2nd, 2014 11:14 am (UTC)
Those warnings have been around since I was a kid. Never take candy from strangers, don't eat anything home made, parents check inspect the candy before your kids eat it.

When I was a kid it was razor blades in apples, this years warning was drug laced candy.

So sad. Little by little Halloween is dying out for so many safety reasons.

This year some towns in France were banning adults wearing clown costumes since there's apparently been a rash of nut cases dressed as clowns wielding bats and axes threatening people. The world has gone mad...
miwahni: B7 Slightly sanemiwahni on November 2nd, 2014 11:29 am (UTC)
I knew my fear of clowns couldn't have been irrational!