it always worries me that whenever I'm talking about norse culture or showing appreciation for it, that I'm gonna get someone thinking that I sympathise with the right-wing chuds appropriating our heritage. Like I know I'm trying to take it back, but I still get this feeling idk

like that's one of the main reasons I don't wear any norse symbols or anything, because without context it's really easy to jump to conclusion for others

that, and the fact that religious and spiritual stuff gives me anxiety

so if people think you're acting sus because you're wearing a norse symbol, always remember that (these days at least) these symbols need context.

So say you have pins on your backpack, and you want to have Mjollnir or something. Maybe pair that with a progress pride pin or an antifa pin, or something along those lines. That's excellent context.

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it's really important that us scandinavians actively gatekeep our heritage so that we can weed out nazis that stuff. That includes not being a dick to progressive people when they wanna use the symbols, or when someone frankly just didn't know that horns on helmets still weren't a thing.

*so that we can weed out nazis from that stuff, it was supposed to say

@namtari Speaking of horns on helmets, I do think that should have been a thing though, because what'd be cooler than horns on a helmet

@SigmaOne I agree, I wish I could go back and make that a real thing

also, not enough unicorn viking helmets 🦄

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