Another Stereotype of the Month entry:
Dear Blue Corn Comics,
As an Anishinaabeqwe, I am outraged by the "sexy Indian princess" fad in Halloween costumes. There was a post on a discussion group that I subscribe to that lists just of few of the "Halloween Indian Costumes" that are for sale on ebay.
There is no way to contact them to complain unless you give them a credit card number. Please expose this disrespect of Indigenous women. I would like to enter ebay in your stereotype of the month contest.
If you go to www.ebay.com and type in "Squaw" or "Indian costume" in the search box you will find thousands of these:
Red Indian Girl/Squaw/Pocahontas Costume — 10/12/14-New
Native American Sexy Squaw Outfit Costume 18 XXL
Indian Squaw Hippie Fringed 2 pc Costume Scarecrow OS
Adult Std. Adult Indian Squaw Wig with Braids – Indian
Lejaby - Squaw - Beige Underwired Bra and Thong Set 36C L
Unique Indian Squaw Pocahontas Suede Dress Costume S Jr
Sexy Hot Lingerie Costumes Clearance Sexy Squaw
Costumes! Wild West Indian Squaw Costume Set 3pc A
Sexy Indian Girl Ladies Pocahontas Adult Large Costume
New Native American Indian Princess costume size 8-10
Indian Princess Costume-Size Med (8-10) New/never worn
Beautiful Girls Indian Princess/Maiden Costume Sz 5/6/7
Fancy Dress Sexy Feisty Squaw Size M (10/12) BNIP
Sexy Hot Indian Pocahantas Costume Skirt
Sexy Indian Girl Costume New Size Medium/Large 3 Piece
Aztec Indian Princess Pocahontas Costume New in Pkg XS
Adult Sexy Indian Woman Halloween Costume Med
2 pc Sexy Indian Princess Womens Halloween Costume S/M
2pc Sexy Indian Cowgirl Tomahawk Halloween costume O/S
Adult Std. Adult Pocahantas Indian Costume — Indian Cos
4pc Sexy Indian Princess Pocahontas Costume Set ML
Women's Indian Fairy Halloween Costume Wings
Since eBay removes items after 90 days, the links are no longer valid.
The Stereotype of the Month contest has featured Indian costumes for Halloween and other occasions in the past. You can find them in costume shops and on costume websites. These eBay auctions are only the tip of the iceberg.
Tricking or treating Indians
Indian women as sex objects
Squaw: the s-word
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