If you have an Etsy shop that has anything remotely witchy in it, please reblog with a link to your shop?
I’ll most likely follow your shop and knce i have more money buy some more things.
A few knit monsters and some kitty-cats probably qualify as ‘remotely witchy,’ yes?
Anonymous asked: I feel like Liz's bloated wording is a deliberate attempt to mislead readers to believe in her legitimacy. I mean, that validity prism definition sounds like something you'd memorize in a culture studies class. It seems like an attempt to position herself as the authority and distract from the fact that she has no training and none of it is anything more than her unprofessional opinion, no more important than her readers' ("that sounds fancy, she must know what she's talking about!") Thoughts?
I think you’re right.
Her jargon makes me really uneasy as well. I can’t fully articulate why right now.
dingdingdingding! You have it! It’s all literary sleight-of-hand, if you throw everything in your thesaurus at your readers they will take you for a very Wise and Learnèd Person™ without questioning what actual expertise you might possess in this area. It’s intellectually dishonest in that it is a lie of omission; she speaks so authoritatively on matters that it seems like she must know something, even when speaking over people who have had direct experience in whatever subject she’s pontificating on.
It’s also often used as a way to speak down to her audience, coupling really fancy language and slurs is her favorite way of eviscerating those who displease her. It’s yet another weight she can hold above their heads, another stone in the severe power imbalance present in that blog.
That, yes; I also think that making up words serves as a ‘special’ language that the in-crowd understands, which strikes me as very culty, like they have their own language and definitions of things.
Unnnngggghhh these pinterest boards: http://www.pinterest.com/pocketmuseum/ by a textile curator.
She’s got clothing laid out by decade starting in the1500s or something with lots and lots and lots and lots of pictures of actual textiles and oh my gooddddddddddddddd