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Halloween is this Friday. I have already prepared myself to see some fucking disgusting costumes.

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For some, these remainders of don't dress up as something stupid is more of an annoyance. I see it on here, in and around Kinja, and the internet as a whole. I see it in real life more times than I would like to have seen it.

This is more than just people appropriating a culture or saying Blackface is cool. This is making light of domestic violence(DV).

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This is normalized violence against Black Women.

This is letting it known that a Black Woman being beaten in an elevator and dragged across the floor is okay and it is pretty damn fun ny.

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If you see this but only speak up on the internet then you are complicit in this too. Being against something means being against it in real life too without expecting kudos, cookies, or pats on the back for during the right thing in the first place.


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If a confrontation like this makes you uncomfortable then imagine how a little girl with the same curly hair top doll that looks like her feels when she sees another kid dragging that doll by hair across the floor and knowing exactly what they mean.


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Imagine how uncomfortable it must be not only for Black Women but women everywhere who have experience DV.

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Imagine how it must feel to watch as those who they thought were friends and loved ones make light of a serious situation that they have personally experience and just take it as a punchline.

Imagine how it must feel to watch as those who they thought were friends and loved ones make light of a serious situation that they have personally experience and just take it as a punchline.

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Illustration for article titled Because Misgynoir and DV Is The Funniest Halloween Costume Ever
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#hitabitch is funny. #donthaveaheartattack because #itsjustajoke.

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