22nd September, 2014

Anonymous asks:

Are doc martins cultural appropriation?

Yes, Bristtish culture has been greatly harmed by people buying their commercial products.

22nd September, 2014

hagumis:

so i’m a bit nervous because I’m hosting the San Francisco hetalia day meetup and the only cosplay I can pull together would be fem!spain. However I’m rather pale now and I posted my Spain cosplay last year and people said stuff like cultural appropriation and??? ?? what to do?? I thought people could cosplay any character regardless of skin color but this is only limited to all non-white people??

These were likely comments from people that believe cosplaying any hetalia when not from that country is CA. 

Which is insane.

If you are actually doing the outfit from the show/manga you’re cool, tan or not.

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21st September, 2014

a-real-life-fairy:

am I the only one who REALLY thinks Andrew Zimmerman on Bizarre Foods appropriates pmuch every culture?

I haven’t seen every episode, but it is a favorite of my insomnia choices.

Have you really watched it? How many time is he actually eating on regular peoples houses? He even gives background on some of the norms sometimes. As far as food in the culture goes he does a good job.

You also only really find out about a lot of the places get he gets into by talking to locals. He far from hurting anything and promotes businesses often times.

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21st September, 2014

  • 2010 tumblr:
    don't be racist or homophobic or sexist. Be kind and accepting
  • 2014 tumblr:
    I'm more oppressed than you. Don't listen to white rappers. Sushi is cultural appropriation. Kill straight people.

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21st September, 2014

21st September, 2014

Anonymous asks:

I checked the tag, which wasn't very helpful. I found two posts in it. That's why I asked.

Go down from the front page. I have gotten a chance to tag it yet

21st September, 2014

Anonymous asks:

Are mandala tattoos cultural appropriation?

Go 17 post down. Reblog from offmysideplease the is only a few days old. Also there is a tag

Alway check gut a tag.

20th September, 2014

reclaimingthenativetag:

Mod Ari, reblogging some conversation around smudging touched on in this post:

thevoidwouldbecalling said: Crystal healing seems to exist across all cultures. That would be fine. As for smudging…it’d be kinda like someone “exorcising” their house when they’re not Catholic, y’know?

Other than Catholics not being oppressed (in the US, anyway), yes, that’s a good analogy. Or more specifically, using the particular Catholic rituals for exorcism.

As for crystal healing, there’s more below:

ladyofthemark said: I’m not certain of any historical references, but all too often, stone healing is intertwined with a Westerized idea of the chakras, which of course is appropriation.

Right. Although here we get into some of the lines between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange, because I have known people who use chakra practices who have learned then from, y’know, Hindu practitioners. But it doesn’t sound like anon was looking at that. And it’s also true that a lot of the Westernized idea of chakras removes the cultural context, which is where appropriation happens.

—Mod Ari

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20th September, 2014

humansofnewyork:

"When I was fifteen, I was raped by three boys while competing at a gymnastics tournament. I was so ashamed, that I stood on a train track, and waited for the train to come. At the last moment, I tried to jump away. I woke up after a month. It was the middle of the night, and I could immediately tell that something was missing. I started feeling all over my body, and that’s when I realized that I’d lost my arm. Now I counsel teenagers who have been diagnosed with HIV. I’m normally the first to meet with them after they get their results. I try to explain to them that there’s a way out of even the most impossible situations."
(Odessa, Ukraine)

humansofnewyork:

"When I was fifteen, I was raped by three boys while competing at a gymnastics tournament. I was so ashamed, that I stood on a train track, and waited for the train to come. At the last moment, I tried to jump away. I woke up after a month. It was the middle of the night, and I could immediately tell that something was missing. I started feeling all over my body, and that’s when I realized that I’d lost my arm. Now I counsel teenagers who have been diagnosed with HIV. I’m normally the first to meet with them after they get their results. I try to explain to them that there’s a way out of even the most impossible situations."

(Odessa, Ukraine)

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20th September, 2014

Anonymous asks:

This is not a remark I would like to link back to me, so I'm asking this anonymously and hope that you don't publish my name even if you use any ad-ons that could make my name public. That being said, I wanted to add something to the henna discussion: Henna is often used as a therapeutic approach with people who self-harm - because it's not harmful and it's still going to stay on some time.

I don’t use those. Anon should really be anonymous.

20th September, 2014

blackjackgabbiani asks:

Why is it that people get so antsy about languages dying out NOW when tens of thousands of them have died out in the past and hardly anybody considers them a loss? Especially since the vast majority of them have no written record.

natarisaru:

culturalappropriationon:

mrspottsdear:

culturalappropriationon:

It is a cultural loss. A big piece formed by many over time that hose away but for a few words, mostly names for things.

I can’t speak for others but the people I have met that are passionate about keeping Native American languages alive have been so vehement about it because such effort was made to stamp them out.

People complain about languages going extinct, but also when people try to keep them alive, by, you know, LEARNING THEM…

Not sane people.

Unfortunately, there aren’t many sane people on this site. Hell, they’ll even go after the people who are from that culture and speak that language if they look white or are mixed and really pale. It’s really stupid if you ask me.

And while that happens if real life sadly, it much less common. It a fully pretty cool when some is willing to go to that kind of trouble.

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20th September, 2014

Henna is cultural appropriation?

theonewhosaysstuff:

Henna is beautiful, and I have always wanted to have it done, but I am now hearing that it is cultural appropriation. Can someone enlighten me on this subject?

Can’t link it right now but check the henna tag here for links.

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20th September, 2014

blackjackgabbiani asks:

Why is it that people get so antsy about languages dying out NOW when tens of thousands of them have died out in the past and hardly anybody considers them a loss? Especially since the vast majority of them have no written record.

mrspottsdear:

culturalappropriationon:

It is a cultural loss. A big piece formed by many over time that hose away but for a few words, mostly names for things.

I can’t speak for others but the people I have met that are passionate about keeping Native American languages alive have been so vehement about it because such effort was made to stamp them out.

People complain about languages going extinct, but also when people try to keep them alive, by, you know, LEARNING THEM…

Not sane people.

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20th September, 2014

blackjackgabbiani asks:

Why is it that people get so antsy about languages dying out NOW when tens of thousands of them have died out in the past and hardly anybody considers them a loss? Especially since the vast majority of them have no written record.

It is a cultural loss. A big piece formed by many over time that hose away but for a few words, mostly names for things.

I can’t speak for others but the people I have met that are passionate about keeping Native American languages alive have been so vehement about it because such effort was made to stamp them out.