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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby Sima YDZ (183669800) » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:13 am

JerriRLFxSAF (110075851) wrote::rose: To my knowledge there has never been a Indian Theme,,like Cherokee Tribe or any of those..Love the Egyptian,,,Thanks :heart:


wasn't there royal india?
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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby Katherine (121079165) » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:00 pm

Sima Sicilian (183669800) wrote:
JerriRLFxSAF (110075851) wrote::rose: To my knowledge there has never been a Indian Theme,,like Cherokee Tribe or any of those..Love the Egyptian,,,Thanks :heart:


wasn't there royal india?

When they say Indian they mean Native American. And so, once again I will post this link! https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/06/cultural-appropriation-wrong/ Some tribes (Navajo) have even trademarked things to try to help prevent theft of their culture.

https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/whats-name-can-native-americans-control-outsiders-use

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-navajo-urbanoutfitters-idUSKBN13D2QA
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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby Katherine (121079165) » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:11 pm

Katherine (121079165) wrote:
Sima Sicilian (183669800) wrote:
JerriRLFxSAF (110075851) wrote::rose: To my knowledge there has never been a Indian Theme,,like Cherokee Tribe or any of those..Love the Egyptian,,,Thanks :heart:


wasn't there royal india?

When they say Indian they mean Native American. And so, once again I will post this link! https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/06/cultural-appropriation-wrong/ Some tribes (Navajo) have even trademarked things to try to help prevent theft of their culture.

https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/whats-name-can-native-americans-control-outsiders-use

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-navajo-urbanoutfitters-idUSKBN13D2QA


This issue is important enough to me (given that I am part Native American) that I am going to post the bullet points from the bolded link I shared above. To understand the "why" of the bullet points read the article!

1. It Trivializes Violent Historical Oppression
2. It Lets People Show Love for the Culture, But Remain Prejudiced Against Its People
3. It Makes Things ‘Cool’ for White People – But ‘Too Ethnic’ for People of Color
4. It Lets Privileged People Profit from Oppressed People’s Labor
5. It Lets Some People Get Rewarded for Things the Creators Never Got Credit For
6. It Spreads Mass Lies About Marginalized Cultures
7. It Perpetuates Racist Stereotypes
8. White People Can Freely Do What People of Color Were Actively Punished for Doing (I am posting an aside here to point specifically to the United State's practice of Indian Boarding schools which were active recently enough there are people still alive who went to those schools and were punished for "being Indian".)
9. It Prioritizes the Feelings of Privileged People Over Justice for Marginalized People
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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby Katie (8534371) » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:28 pm

DEFINITELY A HARRY POTTER THEME!!! OR LORD OF THE RINGS, OR LION WITCH AND WARDROBE.
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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby Squeeler (118363698) » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:58 am

How about a competition to re-decorate Yoworld properties and Jobs! Some of the gardens and buildings could definitely benefit from a makeover (e.g. Realtors office garden a mess!) Whoever wins the competition has their design used in the game! Every time I go to the buildings, I'm itching to redecorate and do some gardening!
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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby Elizabeth diAngelo (121796802) » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:07 pm

id love a tv theme, with a couple popular shows in a mini theme :hug:
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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby Giggles CMF (120935984) » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:26 am

I want a baby theme with babies, cribs, swings, play pens, toys, so I can decorate a nursery.
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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby Jany (105934828) » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:31 am

can we have something to do with our pets, a dog show? westminster type thing, also can you make a shihtzu, black and white or how about when you have the breeds of dogs make it that we can pick what color we want our pet .. I have a black and white one at home and have been waiting for you to have a shihtzu for sale thank you
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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby Giggles CMF (120935984) » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:38 am

I would love the dog theme too and making it so we can change the color would be awesome!
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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby yoho (136954690) » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:09 pm

cat themes are great
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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby Darkling (183775006) » Tue May 01, 2018 2:01 am

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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby John (121912399) » Tue May 01, 2018 9:34 am

A Dutch theme
with wind mills, wooden shoes, tulips, famous locations like a proper version of the red light disctrict or other famouse locations.

A Walking Dead theme
with zombies and the caracters of the show.

or a 80 s tv show theme like:
the A team, Knightrider, Macgyver, Airwolf
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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby lady bella (10602161) » Tue May 01, 2018 5:01 pm

how about a cool zoo theme
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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby Katherine (121079165) » Wed May 02, 2018 2:05 am

lady bella (10602161) wrote:how about a cool zoo theme


As long as it's the Bronx Zoo, which has NO bars! ;) (Do you watch that Animal Planet show, The Zoo? It's about the Bronx Zoo.)
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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby Sheri (147851048) » Wed May 02, 2018 10:37 am

Not a theme suggestion, but a few rooms, like the 50 shades room, that can be added to houses with transport arrows. We have the Alton Towers house and avenue, but most houses have an outside entrance, except the Midtown Apartment. I would love having a room or more to attach and decorate as I choose.
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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby Dex Dexter (131354847) » Wed May 02, 2018 7:25 pm

Katherine (121079165) wrote: That could tip into cultural appropriation quickly though! I don't see how they could do such a thing and be respectful! I vote NO for this idea!


We've had themes based on Japan, China, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and a number of other cultures. This isn't "cultural appropriation"! YoWorld is where you can be anything you want! Men can get on here and make themselves an Egyptian princess! Women can be dark-skinned men who wear styling gold suits and backward baseball hats. It's a GAME!
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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby Dex Dexter (131354847) » Wed May 02, 2018 7:40 pm

Squeeler (118363698) wrote:How about a competition to re-decorate Yoworld properties and Jobs!...Whoever wins the competition has their design used in the game!!


I've got a thread about this where I've provided examples of my own work!! :D

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=173818
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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby RoZ IIxLunettexII (186558113) » Thu May 03, 2018 1:17 pm

Something dark and spooky. Typically the only time of year that something dark comes out is Halloween. Let's fix that! :D :devil:
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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby Katherine (121079165) » Fri May 04, 2018 9:24 pm

Dex Dexter (131354847) wrote:
Katherine (121079165) wrote: That could tip into cultural appropriation quickly though! I don't see how they could do such a thing and be respectful! I vote NO for this idea!


We've had themes based on Japan, China, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and a number of other cultures. This isn't "cultural appropriation"! YoWorld is where you can be anything you want! Men can get on here and make themselves an Egyptian princess! Women can be dark-skinned men who wear styling gold suits and backward baseball hats. It's a GAME!

The company profits off it's portrayal of cultures! My points still stand! It ceases to be "only a game" when a profit is made from spreading misrepresentations about a culture! (Any culture!)
Edit: It's only a game, it's only a hat, (war bonnet) it's just a sexy Halloween costume, it's only a gesture in a sports stadium that's really meant to honor those people! NO! It is spreading stereotypes and folks are profiting from them when the people whose culture it is from DON'T and may face reprisal "for being too ethnic" if they do those same things. Cultural exchange (which BVG could do) and cultural appropriation aren't the same!

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/10/31/halloween-indigenous-not-your-costume_n_12734836.html

"Hollywood romanticized a pan-'Indian' image of plains Indians and often didn't even get it accurate so there became this romantic relationship with people and the idea of what an 'Indian' is," she says, noting that there are over 600 unique nations within Canada alone. "You're also putting it as a thing of the past and that we're not able to progress or we're not here today."
"Headdress is a ceremonial thing and it's within certain nations and there's often cultural earning or protocol that goes along with wearing it," she explains. "Not even just any indigenous person could wear one and often women aren't wearing them. So the big problem is a lot of these model-y women just dress up in underwear and wear them. So there's a misunderstanding of the cultural significance.
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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelsie-brynn-jones/this-is-halloween_b_8398110.html

One example of this, is Pocahontas herself. Pocahontas was a victim of kidnap and repeated sexual assault, slavery, and forced migration. When you are wearing one of those Pocahottie costumes, you are not only appropriating Native culture and further sexualizing Native bodies, in the case of Pocahontas you are exploiting a victim of rape in a community where more than 1 out of every 3 women are raped - mostly at the hands of non-Native men.

When you wear a headdress you are not honoring Native and indigenous men who earned them literally feather by feather in most cases. The headdress, or warbonnet, is not only cultural among the Nations and tribes who wear them, it is also of spiritual significance. Putting a headdress on your head when you are non-Native and/or have not earned the right to wear one, is as offensive to Native Americans as artist Andres Serrano’s infamous piece where he placed a crucifix in a large vial of his own urine is to many Christians.
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To add insult to injury, while you go clubbing in tacky faux-Native regalia without being called out, real Native people often face difficulties when wearing Native clothing and headpieces that some of us have a legitimate right to wear. Only a few weeks ago, a Native high-school graduate was banned from wearing a single eagle feather in his hair during the graduation ceremony. Native men are frequently banned from having long hair in many US jails. In a country where Native people are frequently disallowed from exhibiting their own culture, America, can you please not?



These guys begin to explain what I am saying pretty well. Notice all the stereotyped things they have? They are reclaiming them. Re-appropriation! Same with the imagery they use in their videos and some of the songs they sample.

https://youtu.be/8gqXdXLWSF8
https://youtu.be/lpkUISUx3Lo Electric Pow Wow Drum (A VERY good illustration of the stereotypes that continue to be spread via various media. To make it worse, those are white men in redface!)

The scrawny guy in the feathered headdress is Ryan Redcorn. The 1491s use satire to make social commentary.
https://youtu.be/9BHvpWP2V9Y
In this video, they are addressing the fact that some Natives embrace certain stereotypes in order to make a profit from tourists. The book they mention perpetuates the "noble savage" "magical nature dweller" stereotypes. That's why the Elder is eyerolling.

https://youtu.be/NuzPoidV4nI

https://youtu.be/h0kJJ-DTGQQ

Ryan Redcorn's poem. (AIM is American Indian Movement. They are controversial and seen by some as thugs.)

https://youtu.be/3FUgDutdauQ

Yes, this post is long. I hope to at least get through to some who read it. It is important not just for Native American culture but ALL marginalized cultures!
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Re: Upcoming Theme Suggestions!

Postby Amanda Elliot (133904748) » Sat May 05, 2018 1:35 pm

I think we should bring back groovy! Or something Modern or a farmhouse theme!! :)
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