BLM

June 12, 2020

With the relaunch of our website and the release of new products we were planning to launch a new blog series as well. But in light of what is currently going on in our country we only felt right to touch base with our ManEater blog readers and let you guys know where we stand when it comes to these issues. 

 

First and foremost if you follow us on Instagram you saw that we decided to cut ties with Dollskill after their CEO Shoddy Lynn posted a picture of police and praised them for shooting peaceful protestors outside of her store. This is not what ManEater brand represents or a company we want to continue doing business with. After looking into reputable sources Dollskill has an alarming history of stealing designs off of small designers and artists, among other things. Sarah, the creator of ManEater was super excited to start working with Dollskill back in 2018 and for a small brand to get to work with a large retailer with such a large audience was an amazing opportunity. But when it comes to ethics, ManEater cannot continue working with Dollskill on good faith and will be cutting ties henceforth. Sarah cannot stand by her beliefs and continue to work with them until major changes are made within Dollskill's company and we have the support of the ManEater followers as well. To our friends who support this decision we thank you. 

Sarah chose the WOCN to donate purchase of panties to thise month because she found it powerful to help donate to an organization that promotes women of color leadership while fighting against violence against all women because she has been lucky enough to be in the presence of African American female leadership. And if you have been following the brand for awhile you know we are an advocate against domestic violence. So finding an organization that spoke to us was really important. 

 

A personal letter from Sarah, the creator of ManEater;

I didn’t truly experience African American culture until college. I grew up in a small town outside Houston, Texas called Tomball. Predominantly white and Hispanic at the time, there was not a large population of black people. I graduated from Highschool in Dec. 2010 and entered college in Jan. 2011. I wasn’t raised to condone racism, but I never witnessed it or realized what I was witnessing until I stepped foot on campus at Mississippi State University and became best friends with people of the African American race. The things they experienced were things and are things I will never have to experience just because I was born white. I remember when I came home from Mississippi the first time and rumors had spread through my hometown that I had been involved with a black man. The remarks I received based off that were insensitive and racist. From that point on I made it a point to make sure if I am going to involve myself in a friendship or date someone of the opposite race then I damn well better be ready to stand up for them or tell someone they are wrong to judge someone based of that persons skin color. Sitting with my white male friends and educating them that comments like black men should just listen to the cops and be quiet when being pulled over is ignorant, because they will never understand what it is like to be a African American male in this country. And who knows if the cop that pulled you over is a racist angry white man trying to take a stand against a black man. To the white women that think it’s cool to put down black women based off the fact that they themselves are dating a black man or have the features of a black woman. Should be ashamed. To the people more upset that a target got looted instead of a man being killed, you should be ashamed. To the men who call themselves sports fans and cheer for the strong, African American athlete on their fantasy team that have no problem saying that ni**er this that ni**er that, but would act as if they met Jesus Christ if they ever had the chance to meet their star athlete in person, should be ashamed. To the people that bitched about Kaepernick taking a knee as well as other athletes who are now upset about violent protests, you should be ashamed. To the people still sporting maga hats do you think America is Great again? Is this what you pictured for your country? Or can you still not feel any sort of emotion because this does not effect you directly? I am not perfect, I will continue to listen to my oppressed friends and educate myself in hopes of building a better country for the future generations to follow.

 

 

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