TWITTER WATCH: Trelise Cooper’s latest Woke lynching

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Trelise Cooper criticised for dress name which shares similarities to Native American ‘genocide’

…so the good Professor is online browsing Trelise Cooper, because well paid public academics in Wellington have the money for $300 dresses, and she discovers a dress called “Trail of Tiers”.

Now what does the good Professor, a Settler-colonial racism researcher no less, what does he do?

Does she point out the terrible origins of that phrase or does she immediately start a woke lynch mob and declare that Trelise is knowingly trading on an indigenous genocide?

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Why the latter of course.

Now, hands up anyone out there who honestly, hand on heart now, believes that a privileged rich wealthy white woman like Dame Bloody Trelise Cooper in her twirly whirly world of fashion darling would EVER have the aesthetic intellect to launch a range of a genocide inspired clothing?

Her off the shoulder ‘Killing it Fields’ Summer frock.

Her Gulag Blouse.

Her Rwandan short skirt.

Could it be, just maybe, that Cooper had no fucking idea of the origins of that phrase and had instead just clumsily used it ignorantly?

Not according to the good Professor and the Sisterhood of the Travelling Woke, Trelise not only knew it, but was profiting from an indigenous genocide.

Now I know about the Trail of Tears, because I have a basic intellectual curiosity of the world and love history, and the good Professor is right, it was a despicable genocide committed by the Americans upon Native Americans in a history scarred a million times over by disgusting violence committed against the First Nation peoples.

Under the guise of protection and a homeland, it was an ugly forced march that saw vast numbers perish. It was a disgraceful chapter in the  blood drenched history of America.

Do I think for one second Trelise Cooper not only knew that but was actually trading on an indigenous massacre?

Of course i don’t, but as fas as the good Professor and the Sisterhood of the Travelling Woke, Trelise should be permanently branded as a racist who is effectively selling Nazi memorabilia.

Now this isn’t the first time Trelise has befallen claims of cultural appropriation so really girlfriend should be getting this shit checked before destroying her entire brand.

If we have all finished virtue signalling, 22 000 desperate Kiwi’s are on emergency housing wait lists, 1 in 5 children are living in poverty and the wealthy elites are locking entire generations out of home ownership in one of the worst speculative inequality bubbles in history.

But if you wish to continue pissing on Trelise Cooper for something she wasn’t aware of and call that meaningful political activism, go right ahead.

PS – I thought it looked like a nice dress.

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27 COMMENTS

  1. Good on you. I love that frock too. Trelise Cooper makes the dresses which little girls like me dreamed of wearing when we grew up, but life doesn’t pan out that way for everybody.

    Time was academics wore blue stockings, and poured through weighty tomes not costly frock catalogues shrieking accusations as offensive as what Cooper is being accused of. Kids having to share shoes is what we should be shrieking about – schools sifting health and safety regulations to provide free clothing. Shame.

    • Snow White: “Kids having to share shoes is what we should be shrieking about – schools sifting health and safety regulations to provide free clothing. Shame.”

      Exactly. How about Kidman et al apply their concerns to the things that matter? Which wouldn’t be frothy frocks….

      And – insofar as I’m at all qualified to judge such things – the dress looks fine. And its name was fine, too, in the context.

      Clearly, Kidman’s looking for any opportunity to be offended. Which is fine by me, but she needs to understand that going public as she’s done just makes her look like a prat, both for her views and for dumping all over an inoffensive fashion designer.

      Give it a rest, say I.

      • An ivory tower elitist, bureacratic elitist, corporate elitist …it’s all the same mostly white club. All receiving excessive incomes, all going to the same schools, golf clubs, yuppie cafes & expensive restaurants. They use being woke to mask & obfuscate the real divide …between ruler & ruled/capitalist & worker.

  2. My worry is that these academics is where the Labour party will go to to work out what is hate speach .
    Having done an evening class in Native American history I did know about the background of this complaint but know one else in our group of educated people had heard of it . Hardly surprising in a country that know so little of their own history let alone another country .

    • If you remember who the humanities students were at university- the colored hair, deeply odd non conformist with no social skills, these are the people in charge now.
      They want to legislate their narrow beliefs on everyone.

      We had 9 years and more of the commerce jocks and farmers calling the shots, is it their turn?
      So do these woke over educated now bureaucrats with no practical life experience look to run an inclusive society?

      Like hell, they unleash utu on the farmers and look to legislate their alphabet of confusion on everyone else.
      Aside from their actual genuine ignorance of kiwi social norms, the self reinforcement of the elite bubble means they really do think they know better and they are so wrong.

      • Keepcalmcarryon: “….who the humanities students were at university- the colored hair, deeply odd non conformist with no social skills…”

        I was a humanities student: we were a pretty ordinary lot back then. In my time, we used to say that about the women’s studies people! Also, many no.1 haircuts among them.

        “…..they unleash utu on the farmers and look to legislate their alphabet of confusion on everyone else.”

        Yup. At this year’s election, we thought the party vote in rural electorates was particularly interesting. It was clear that voters overwhelmingly gave Labour two ticks. And our guess was that it was intended to keep the Greens out of political power.

        In which endeavour they appear to have been successful. The Greens have only a grace-and-favour arrangement with Labour, which will be chucked out the window when it suits the PM politically to do it.

    • Scares the daylights out of me Trevor, where the politicians will go to work out what is hate speech. I never thought I’d be knocking academia, but with universities now money focused just like any other industry, and their own staff inhibited about expressing personal views in-house, they could be a foolish go-to.

      With the PM now using no mandate from the people as her excuse for inaction on specific issues, then to be consistent, she should also be requiring a mandate from the people before contemplating legislation which exercises control over freedom of expression, but instead she wants to muzzle us. Very odd.

      And how many riots or killings ever occurred as a result of hearing speakers at Hyde Park corner on a Sunday afternoon ?

      • You mentioned Hyde Park Corner and it brought back memories of Sundays spent arguing with the best . I was there last year and it is still a big draw card . Free speach is still alive and kicking there.

        • Golly Trevor, we could have been there together – time back. I recall tolerant and interested crowds, even with the odd firebrand. Brits are less barbaric than us (racist statement ?) and very good queuers which we’re not the best at either. (Third racist reference. I could be in trouble here.) Great Sundays. ( Neutral religion- speak.)

          • Snow White: “Brits are less barbaric than us (racist statement ?) and very good queuers which we’re not the best at either. (Third racist reference. I could be in trouble here.)”

            No worries: you could just invoke the fact of having made truthful statements, as is currently available as a defence against accusations of libel or slander.

    • Yep, it’s bad enough now that you get lynched if somebody objects to some ‘racist’ dress that the majority have no idea about the origins of… but poems are now profoundly racist by the woke police, apparently being mentally ill at the time does not cut it!

      Students ask for apology after inclusion of poem by anti-Chinese extremist Lionel Terry in NCEA history exam from 1905…

      “Chung said she and her classmates thought it was strange that his poem was included. She and her friend wrote an email to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) as they felt the inclusion of his story was not appropriate in the context of mental asylums.”

      “It extended sympathy to him despite his xenophobic attitudes and acts. We also feel that the inclusion of his story in this narrative excused his actions under the pretence that he was ‘mad’, which we feel disregards his blatant racism,” their email said.

      https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/123685344/students-ask-for-apology-after-inclusion-of-poem-by-antichinese-extremist-lionel-terry-in-ncea-history-exam

      Fuck me, imagine if someone wears the trail of tears while being in possession of a racist poem, could be 10 years in prison for hate crimes in woke NZ! And of course the examiners should be incarcerated too for hate crimes, ignorance is bliss and examination of language in educational circles is banned incase it’s offensive in modern day NZ. NZ apparently needs to get a firm PRC hand on racism, maybe locking up the racist trouble making Uighurs! Sarcasm. https://nypost.com/2020/08/27/china-secretly-built-hundreds-of-prison-camps-to-hold-minority-muslims/

      • yeah I think these fragile students need some experience outside of learning to fuck everyone for a dollar, even turnign the mentally ill into an industry. How’s about this, students: The guy died in 1952 in a mental asylum. Nice life. What a hero. What an oppressor. How’s about we accept the cautionary tale and learn to fucking forgive people, especially if they’ve been dead for over 50 years. You know what this whole woke movement doesn’t have? Kindness. It doesn’t have compassion. It doesn’t recognise context, or time. It doesn’t seek truth or understanding. It’s narcissism, with the willfully ignorant worried about their own feelings at the centre of it all. It’s cold, souless hate. Jesus, i hope none of these people become doctors. Imagine trying to be a psychotherapist while also trying to be woke. Impossible. So there goes a few hundred years of fledgling science for the sake of student’s feelings, and Jacinda’s “kindness”.

        • Yes Carl, Lionel Terry was mad, and it wasn’t an excuse, it was another human tragedy. You mention context; pretty sure that that was in a time frame when New Zealanders lived in a hyped-up fear of “the yellow peril”, that the Japanese were coming to get us, and Terry flipped, suddenly I think, and raced out and shot an oriental gentleman. Others will know more about it than me, but I know
          that his case was written up in the medical literature, and there’ll be legal reports too. Jumping to conclusions re the man’s sanity and basing a complaint on that is very dangerous territory- and massively arrogant.

          Lack of compassion is sobering, I agree, and it’s pretty awful. Not Ardern’s fault, it runs deeper than that – we’re a sick society on number of counts.

        • Looked him up – Paranoid Schizophrenia. improved for a while in Seacliffe, then attacked a doctor. He would have been tried according to the McNaughten Rule for insanity, which dates back to Britain in the 1840’s.

          He did write a lot. His Wikipedia post was last updated 8 hours ago, but doesn’t appear to reference ‘ the yellow peril ‘ , although I did just skim through. Some of his supremacist statements echo what we hear here today – bringing in cheap foreign labour undercutting locals. Terry’s choice of victim, an elderly limping Chinese male, broke and broken from the gold fields, and yearning to return to Canton, totally defies reason.

      • SaveNZ: “Students ask for apology after inclusion of poem by anti-Chinese extremist Lionel Terry in NCEA history exam from 1905…”

        I saw this story, and rolled my eyes at it as well.

        What is it with the education system nowadays, that it’s turning out petals so delicate that they can’t deal with material from the likes of Terry? It wasn’t like that not so many years ago, when I had offspring at school.

        “You know what this whole woke movement doesn’t have? Kindness. It doesn’t have compassion. It doesn’t recognise context, or time. It doesn’t seek truth or understanding. It’s narcissism, with the willfully ignorant worried about their own feelings at the centre of it all. It’s cold, souless hate.”

        Neatly summed up. And this from the cohort that is pushing the criminalisation of “hate speech”. Well: they’d know all about that, wouldn’t they!

        Jeezus Christ on a bicycle….

    • Trevor Sennitt: “Hardly surprising in a country that know so little of their own history let alone another country.”

      In fairness to NZers, I’m not sure that they need to know anything at all about US history. I’ve studied none of it, but I do know about the event which has got Kidman’s knickers in a knot, even though it isn’t particularly well-known. I’d take bets that a lot of US citizens would also be ignorant of it.

      People besides Kidman appear to be blaming Cooper for her ignorance. I don’t see that Cooper’s got anything to apologise for. From what I’ve seen, the dress is aptly-named: only the woke could get all offended on behalf of a country of which many (possibly most) citizens couldn’t tell you anything at all about the event in question.

      NZers learning about NZ’s history is pointful, provided that it isn’t a revisionist narrative which they’re being asked to accept. History, warts and all, please.

      • Where they push contrarian nonconformists into a suicide booth as an act of kindness to puthem down “for their own good” LOL

        The commenter early labeling Humanities students as nonconformist missed the mark. They (millenial;s) are absolute conformists raised on consumerist materialism where they all have to follow the trend of the day re fashion & in think. They all wear the same clothes, all dye their hair to align to the tribe, pierce, tattoo, slash their jeans/skirts. They are the epitome of sheeple group think hive mind herd mentality.

  3. +100% on all three points made here, namely: TC is ignorant, academics are myopic, there are WAY more pressing issues to wave a stick at and feel righteous doing it. Though to be fair it is a fucked up name to reference a dress and was TC really unaware of the meaning and did she use it anyway, after all it’s not the first time she has appropriated American Indian cultural references. That really would be beyond ignorant if that was the case though.

  4. The name is weird and jarring.

    Anyway, fashion is a highly exploitative industry lacking in transparency that is a modern day tragedy and I despise the associated waste and vanity of fashion.

    Three hundred dollars for decorative polyester, while a recent report on child poverty here found that many children lack warm clothing.

    What’s going on in that photo? Black Power salute?

    • Andy K: “The name is weird and jarring.”

      It doesn’t seem that way to me. Nor, evidently, to Cooper.

      Luckily, we have free speech in NZ. You’re free to say that. I’m free to disagree with you. Free speech rights also apply to Cooper: though I note that she’s been bullied into making an apology.

      So far as I can tell, she had nothing to apologise for.

      “Anyway, fashion is a highly exploitative industry lacking in transparency that is a modern day tragedy and I despise the associated waste and vanity of fashion.”

      Is this victim-blaming? It’s ok for the woke to bully Cooper, cos fashion industry bad, so it’s a fair cop where she’s concerned? That’s how it looks to me.

      Again, I say to the woke: leave her alone.

  5. In these short attention span times–Tiktok anyone?–spring loaded online wars often start before much is definitively known about the issue in question. A few sarcastic, ironic or just ordinary words on Twitter and the hounds of hell can be unleashed on some poor sod.

    But is Trelise a naive wee imp? “Someone” should do some digging and bloody well find out. It may be Martyn and others are correct, but given her previous form there is room for reasonable doubt. Lone Comet on the three points is right.

    Another case for investigation is the Cannabis Referendum. I am as grumpy as anyone on the pro side at the closeness of the vote, but that vote must be respected for obvious reasons of trusting democracy. Not trusted in the Andrew Little way! What I would like to know is who funded the Nopes–US money? Liquor Industry? Religious organisations? National Party? C’mon media, that would be a story.

    Back to dresses–once is coincidence. But yes, Prof Kidman could have contacted Ms Cooper and asked her–hey did you know about Trail of Tears?–more honest than another online proxy war.

  6. Don’t worry if you can afford a quality education in NZ that has been denied to you, purchase multinational business cookies that can educated you about pronouns for gender…

    ‘Special’ LGBT-Edition Oreos Indoctrinate Kids About Trans Pronouns
    Oreo cookies, a division of international foods giant Nabisco, announced yesterday a “special” LGBT edition that includes lectures about how to use transgender pronouns.
    https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/01/special-lgbt-edition-oreos-indoctrinate-kids-trans-pronouns/

    Ever wonder why the US has Trump and Biden as their top choices of president in a land of 331 million people?

    Watch the trivial, ignore the Significant!

    But what do you do if your population no longer knows what ‘trivial’ means?
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/16/students-say-they-dont-know-what-trivial-means-in-exam-question-fiasco?CMP=fb_gu&fbclid=IwAR2IGTorUAD1FHELbn9YCncRsOch_wgbxQmSWt7dwx5nWEOasq7_gjMNlz4

  7. “PS – I thought it looked like a nice dress.”
    I think you’d look lovely in at @ MB. ( Sorry. I couldn’t resist.)
    That’s quite the fuck up Ms Cooper. I’m as dumb as a plug of clay and even less educated but even I knew about the Trail of Tears.
    You write @ MB.
    “If we have all finished virtue signalling, 22 000 desperate Kiwi’s are on emergency housing wait lists, 1 in 5 children are living in poverty and the wealthy elites are locking entire generations out of home ownership in one of the worst speculative inequality bubbles in history.”
    Yeah? And so what? What are you going to do about it then?
    Rouse a rabble? Raise a ruckus?
    We need a plan to change the above so what’s the plan?
    I’d a thought compelling our politicians to make decisive changes to the way shit goes down in AO/NZ might be an idea?
    Like, tax the fuck out of the Kiwi-As riche, renationalise what were once our taxes paid for assets and services and make the activities of foreign owned banks illegal within AO/NZ.
    You read Chris Leitch’s Post on banking? The foreign owned banks are making billions out of our reserve bank without lifting a pudgy finger.
    An excerpt from Chris Leitch’s excellent Post found here.
    https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2020/12/01/guest-bog-chris-leitch-banks-borrowing-bonds-silly-statements-and-raging-house-fires/
    “Consequently the banks are creating even more money to lend on housing, driving prices ever higher. Their money creation increased the money supply in New Zealand last year by $32 billion.
    The premium it’s costing for that money-go-round is around $11 billion, a cool profit for the banks, and roughly half what the government expects to spend on health this year. ”
    There you go? Focus on that?
    As for Trelise Cooper? You really do need to be more careful TC.

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