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Old March 7 2009, 12:36 AM   #27
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Re: if Chakotay doesn't have a last name, when he gets married...

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but i always took the term Squaw being it's own plural to suggest a harem.
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Guy, I know you probably don't care--nor probably does anyone else--but the word "squaw" as used today is a pejorative against Native American women.
I assumed as much, but no ones using it in deference, or lack of deference to "todays" female citizens of the first nation. Merely looking at the roots and anthropological tradition of Chakotay, who I constantly refer to as "The Indian" only because Rob Beltran is Mexican (I saw a south park the other day where Cheech and Chong were trying to pass themselves off as native Americans to sell crap through a holistic medicine outlet.) and I think it's funny they couldn't find an actual native Americans to play a Native American in the middle of Occupied America. It's almost as unmindful as blackface comedians if you wish to get really astute about it.

O.

That spirit walking tech of his to find animal guides, is basically a hive mind link up, so he shouldn't have any worries from the Borgette about his lack a replete sexual diversity. hells B'Elanna used it to commit suicide against a fraction of her psyche. I wonder how that impacted on Chuckles' well being that there wasn't some sort of thanotic transition between the two of them?
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