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Gipsy Girl by MarcoRibbe-de Gipsy Girl by MarcoRibbe-de
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andyrak Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful!!! fantastic!
FrauleinRita Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i love it!
Lady-Katsa Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Comment on the costume, not the name. I love it!
JCPHOTOGRAPY Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Creo que es muy bonita
TheCowsMoo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This girl isn't a "gypsy". "Gypsy/Gipsy" is a racist slur and this photo is racist and appropriating Romani people. Roma is a culture, not a costume.
This is bad and you should feel bad :|
princesskaguya2000 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Gypsy is an insult in the way calling a native american an Indian is an insult. It's wrong and over the years it's come to have a negative connotation, but it's not, in itself negative.

I'd also like to point out, one can be an off-grid nomad (a gypsy) without being Romani. They're not the same thing.
TheCowsMoo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Every off-grid Nomad I've ever known and met online has found gypsy to be very insulting.
You're right, I was mistaken.

However, I disagree. Gypsy has always been used to generalize Roma, Kale, Sinti, Irish Travellers, etc, into all one group. It's always been used to generalizes them as thieves, magic fortune tellers, etc. It's always been used negatively, it's still being used today. For example in the new Sherlock Holmes movie, they have "gypsies" that are portrayed in a grossly racist and stereotyped way.
"Gypsy" is why prejudice against them in Europe is still widespread and a huge problem. "Gypsy" is why they have hate crimes such as the recent acid-to-the face attacks committed against them. "Gypsy" is why they were put in concentration camps during the Holocaust.

I can't think of a time when "gypsy" hasn't been negative.
This photo itself is negative because it's stereotyping.
princesskaguya2000 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
So basically youre saying racist language makes people racist? You're putting the result before the cause. I'm not defending the term gypsy per se, but the backlash against it is often as without context as the use itself. Your rant is poorly informed and fighting ignorance with ignorance makes everyone a little more stupid.
TheCowsMoo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How is this picture not racist, exactly? It's using a stereotyped and inaccurate costume along with a racist term.
And usually if I hear people using racist language, it leads me to believe that yes, that they are indeed racist.
I apologize if any of that was inaccurate, if it was, please point out which part so that I may correct myself.
princesskaguya2000 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Just yelling "that's racist" makes you sound crazy and illegitimate. Instead take a moment to educate and actually make a difference. Most people who say racist things and enforce stereotypes do so without understanding they're doing it. So *that's* where you're wrong.You're like those people on Facebook who say "repost this to create awareness about cancer" and don't actually include any information about cancer or awareness.

This picture may, in fact, encourage a one dimensional understanding of nomadic people and fetishize nomadic women based on an image created in movies more than any reality, but you're not actually interested in correcting that. People with the knee jerk reaction you had are interested in puffing themselves up for knowing something important or having a taller horse.

I'm done now. I don't care much for internet debates. They're usually fruitless.
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