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The costume originated from smiffys - a UK firm. It's no longer available there, but based on their other offerings it would appear it was originally presented as a WW2 Evacuee Girl Costume and someone at one their distributing subsidiaries took an artistic marketing solution to the problem of selling it outside of the UK were no one knows the history of evacuee children while everyone knows Anne Frank. From one seller's site: This costume makes a historical enhancement to your child's history project on World War II, or school book report on the Narnia books or the iconic Diary of Anne Frank. Stockings and shoes not included.

Agree it was a very bad move. In the realm of stupid, but I don't think there was any intentional malice.
The Telegraph-UK article
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I think someone got the history wrong. (It could be me.) That looks like a WWII Evacuee Girl ... from England, to avoid German bombing. An example from children's literature is the Pevensie children, in 'The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe'. Here's a picture from http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/evacuation/ which is similar to the costume: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/schools/primaryhistory/images/world_war2/evacuation/ww2_children_evac_kentish_town.jpg . But the Daily Dot article says: "“World War II Evacuee Girl” outfit instead, which is heinous in its own right for trivializing Jewish evacuations from Germany during the war." I don't know of any distinctive dress like this for Jews fleeing German persecution and murder. For one, Jews needed authorization to leave, and permission from the countries they were fleeing to, which was difficult to get. (Remember the tragedy of the Jews on the MS St. Louis?). And the tag contains name and contact details, which was needed in England because the children were evacuated without the parents, while in Germany Jewish parents left with their children.
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My Girl Scout troop had a couple little brothers do everything with us. They said it was more fun than cub scouts. We learned astronomy, camping skills, and public speaking. Curriculum is pretty much up to the individual troop leaders. So how "girly" it is depends on that. My leaders were a couple of farmers' wives and allowed a lot of independent study with one on one attention with them. I was the only girl scout to achieve a computer badge in my troop (it was '86 so it mostly involved a calculator and BASIC).

Having worked at GSA at the state level, anyone can be a Girl Scout, no matter what age or gender. The only requirement is paying the yearly dues.

The Boys Scouts is very conservative organization with close ties to the US military and the LDS church. GSA on the other hand is very liberal at the National level but the autonomy they give to the troop leaders sometimes leads to a disconnect of values.
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I ditched the Girl Guides the moment Scouts Canada began letting girls in. GG taught me things I didn't care for, like hair braiding and table setting. Scouts was WAY more fun.
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I believe the answer is very much more complex than any of those offered here or in the screenshots above. It's because a cow is a whole different species than us and therefore drinking its milk has no level of intimacy, whereas drinking human milk is extremely personal and intimate. In the same spirit, I find human feces or urine much more repelling than cats' or dog' excrements.
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because the milk from the store is produced in a regulated and inspected environment. we can be pretty sure the cow it came from is not strung out on heroin or crack or meth, and can safely assume it didn't have hepatitis or syphilis. i would not assume the same about someone who would do this.
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Ah Hipsters. I feel your pain and give you both sympathy and empathy. Every once and awhile (OK frequently) I troll my kids about them. This one was good, but it doesn't compare to the time I put my hair into a Man Bun. That was epic. Unfortunately there are no pictures. OK fortunately. :)
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Clothing manufacturers should give their new clothes to day laborers and homeless people, with an agreement that they can exchange them for new clothes again after a certain amount of time. The streetlife-worn clothes will sell for a fortune!

For greater legitimacy, the wearer can be interviewed, and a unique story can be told about what the clothing went through. Or each wearer can be identified on the tag (e.g. "Dave from Toledo"). Particular wear patterns, associated with particular wearers may gain special status among buyers. Maybe, in one season, everyone will want to wear clothes destroyed by farm workers. Another year, roofers will be all the rage. Perhaps "Joe from Albuquerque" will become a superstar of clothing distress.
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Federal minimum wage for tipped jobs is currently $2.13. If you don't make at least $7.25 with tips, the employer is supposed to make up the difference. In reality, if you can't make it up in tips, you might be let go. Both the regular minimum and tipped minimum have a long way to go before you can live on it.
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"Conservatives may hate the EPA" um, no. You should do some reading. The EPA was created by Richard Nixon. Some Conservatives may hate the EPA but most do not and this kind of bigoted story just helps divide the nation... us vs. them. I wish the writers of Neatoroma would stick to fun stories and keep their bigotry to themselves.
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Just walk away from an establishment that wants to use and abuse you just because they can. Find a little 'mom and pop' restaurant that will treat you right while you are trying to get yourself through school. You won't regret it.
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Ohh fuck you, fuck you fuck you. This is a recipe for saliva in your food. Do these jackasses know that the people who are taking their order and waiting on them are people?

Too bad this asshole is already married, because he should die alone in a gutter somewhere
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I've never seen this before. It's terrible! I have nothing but scorn for the person who thought it up and the people who do it. I have never been a waitress, but one of my daughters was (she's an artist), and I know how hard the work is, and how meager the pay.
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As a female, I just never understood the whole "get rid" of guys stuff. Guys have some pretty awesome stuff! My boyfriend and I have a really cool apartment and people always get amazed by it, I think they're also a bit jealous since I'm not the kind of girl that told him to ever get rid of his things (we live in a horror/sci-fi/ geeked out decor apartment)... life is sweet when you can find the right person to share your things with. :)
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