Jan. 12th, 2012

beachlass: woman wearing a white tshirt with a canadian flag and the text "fuckin eh" (eh)
Oh shit, are we playing Nice Canadian White Girl Rummy today?

Just let me check my hand.

I've got a pair of "I Care about Native Issues" - spent two weeks on a reserve once, and have some books by native folks.
I've got three of a kind for "Canadian Cultural Sovereignty" - Greg Curnoe art, Slings and Arrows box set and Margaret Atwood novels. 
I've got two "Canadian Activities Today": taking my kid to the doctor for free and curling at the rink.
And four wild cards: "My best friend is....", "single mom formerly on welfare", "rural", "queer"
Oh! And an ace in "Obscure Canadian Etymology" -  use of "camp" in Northern Ontario instead of cottage or cabin

To be clear, I am not at all bothered by the Canadian Shack fic trope, am enjoying the current fest immensely. 

I am angered and saddened by the appropriation of people's pain, including snide remarks about poverty in the rural Southern US, and the use of the housing and infrastructure disaster on Canadian reserves to score points in a fandom argument. 

My fucking country today, you guys. I'm sorry.

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