Response to What’s Your Favorite Movie Quote About Love?:
Pun+romantic gesture actually works in this movie, because he didn’t give her a generic gift: he paid attention to her interests and went from there. If a man ever gave me art supplies in a similar romantic fashion, my resting bitchface might melt.
I somehow turned out being a man in my midtwenties, even though I’m a 35 year old woman. Screw that, Buzzfeed. I have slogged through years of periods, pap smears, uncomfortable clothes, and restrictive gender norms in order to reach a proud state of adult womanhood. This will not stand.
Headdresses, and individual eagle feathers, are earned, not just worn as a fashion statement. A person who has earned the right to wear a headdress made of eagle feathers would be someone who did any number of courageous things to honor their nation. THAT’S why people are getting upset about it: it’s something that war veterans, graduates, doctors, and nurses and others earn. It is not a trite fashion statement to be exploited.