Ticci Rockabilly on ETSY and their "Rebel Pride corset skirt"
"Those who wave the Confederate flag, for example, insist they are merely trying to fondly remember part of their history. Yet if blacks (including, to be sure, more than a few Southerners) broach the subject of their ancestors’ enslavement and its lingering effects on black America today, they are viewed as wallowing in pity. But what, other than wallowing, and most certainly pitiable, can we call those who insist on waving the standard of a defeated government, some one hundred and forty one years after it fell? Really now, let us move on indeed!"
-Anti Racist academic Tim Wise: Rebels Without a Clue, Revisited*: Racism, Neo-Confederacy and the Raising of Historical Ill
Rockabilly is mostly a lost cause in this debate (those in the community pride themselves on identifying with racist Southern imagery even if racism is not implied through music) but Tim Wise is right on; "get over it" when it comes to slavery? How about "get over it" when it comes to celebrating a war of a defeated government based around slavery!?
There are more than a few Pinup models such as Dixie Rebelle who are proudly wearing and posing with TCF and using the Confederacy in their PinUp names. This prototype tends to attract Pin ups whose pathetic lack of creativity is at the forefront of their work via the same old endless poses of metal bubble bathtubs, finger in the mouth/vacuous expression and obligatory Bettie Page copy paste.
We did a very lengthy search and could find no Black pinups or Kustom Kulture fans who have toyed with the Confederate flag (much less slave imagery) the way that Masuimi Max and Dixie Rebelle have. One possible reason is that the "levity and playfulness" around destructive cultural symbols is unthinkable for women of color or as an excellent 2011 piece on the website Racialicious stated regarding "innocent" kitsch which "is not open to many women of color, particularly black women. We can be strong women, aggressive women, promiscuous women…we can do Bonet bohemian and Earth Mother, but never carefree and childish. Even black girls are too often viewed as worldly women and not innocents."
Confederate Flag Hag Douche Ted