theracismrepellent

holdupsweetheart:

white people stop calling your matted hair dreadlocks! dreadlocks do not equate to unwashed, unbrushed, badly maintained hair. what you have is MATTED HAIR. if you’re going to stubbornly continue to do that to your hair then call it what it is, and stop perpetuating the completely false stereotype that dreadlocks means you don’t wash your hair. your hair cannot become locks because your natural hair texture does not permit it. if you cannot tell the difference, here are some examples:

this is a woman with dreadlocks

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this is a woman with matted hair

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this is a man with dreadlocks

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this is a man with matted hair

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it looks completely different! look at the texture! PLEASE, for the love of the goddess, STOP calling it dreadlocks. don’t give me that vikings-had-dreadlocks-too bullshit because they also had matted fucking hair. people who actually have dreadlocks get pissed off because they don’t want to be associated with the notion that they are dirty and don’t wash their hair. goodnight.