It’s good that I never wear pointy hats… neither at Halloween!
Alternate Title: Why cliched pointy hats and crooked noses have to go.
Its normal for marginalized groups to try and reclaim things that have been used against them. You see this in countless cultures and subcultures such as the LGBTQ+ community reclaiming the word “queer” or pink triangles as a sign of pride, or using the term “tree hugger” by environmentalists, or the use of the word “bitch” by some women. This is not a new phenomenon by any means. It is something that is called reappropriation, and according to wikipedia it is:
the cultural process by which a group reclaims—re-appropriates—terms or artifacts that were previously used in a way disparaging of that group
And I think that this reappropriation has occurred within the…
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