Re "i dont give a shit about names or the meanings behind them": In other words, you don't care that you hurt Natives by stereotyping them. You don't care that many Natives denounce Redskin. Thanks for admitting in black and white your insensitivity to Natives' feelings.
FYI, there are no attacks on your "persona" here, Sheena. You must've imagined them since you didn't (and can't) quote them. The only thing here about you is a challenge for you to undertake.
You know, the one you've ducked and dodged so far? The one you seem afraid to even mention? I'm talking about the challenge to call your elders "redskins," of course.
When you and your anonymous friend get up the courage to take this challenge, please let us know. Until then, I'll simply repeat what I said: "If you're not willing to do it, what does that say about your convictions? That you're brave when surrounded by your fellow twentysomethings, but not so brave otherwise?"
If you have any other defense of your actions, feel free to offer it. Otherwise, spare us the content-free comments. The quality of your live(s) has nothing to do with your efforts to promote yourself with the stereotypical name "Redskin."
Sheena continues in her eloquent way:
Nor do you "give a shit" about the quality of your writing, apparently. My name is Schmidt, not "Shmidt." You might want to learn how to spell and punctuate before you claim to be a professional writer.
You've just spent another 200-plus words telling us how much you don't care. Here's a clue: If you really don't care, stop acting as if you do. As another writer put it, "The lady doth protest too much."
So you're going to educate me? Okay, go ahead. Now that you've shared some of your fortune-cookie wisdom, start educating me. For instance, tell me something I don't know about the word "redskin."
I'm showing respect for Native people by not calling them "redskins." You aren't showing respect for them by using the slur to promote yourself and your magazine. That's why you keep ducking the issue of how offensive your actions are.