The Implications of Sexy Halloween Costumes

by Natalie Scoggins This year, a quick online search for “sexy Halloween costume” reveals a sexy blue/black and gold/white dress, a sexy Cecil the lion, a sexy Nemo— yes, the fish from the Disney movie. Capitalizing on and sexualizing everything under the sun (or at least anything having to do with women) is nothing new, [...]

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In Response to “RDG Got the Moves Like…Who?: Cultural Appropriation and Repertory Dance Group”

Guest post by Jenny Malone-Brown I am going to cut to the chase here: as a woman of mixed-race heritage and a student at University of Puget Sound, I am confused and troubled by a recent article published online by Wetlands Magazine. Many aspects of the article were on-point in regards to Miley Cyrus “playing black” [...]

Response to “Cultural Appropriation” from the President of Repertory Dance Group

This guest blog by Jo Ann Kassebaum, President of the University of Puget Sound's Repertory Dance Group (RDG), is a response to our earlier published piece "RDG Got the Moves Like...Who?" by Erika Barker. I would like to thank Wetlands and Erika Barker, in particular, for opening up the conversation about cultural appropriation on the Puget Sound [...]