What's the rationale behind cultural appropriation?


Ludlow
#31
Sounds pretty complicated to me. Maybe take yourself less serious and have a nice chef salad. with some chickin strips on the side as there are many who are critically ill hangin on for dear life.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#32
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

No, if I listen to the whiners, all I hear are a bunch of mental midgets who have zero clue about human history.

Which begs the question: having determined this, why are you still listening to them?
 
petros
#33
Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

I speak a language from France, one from England, one from China, and one from Poland.

I profess a religion from Iran and also believe in past religions from different lands too.

I used to cook vegan East Indian and now vegan cook Sichuan.

Does this make me an evil fascist swine pig cultural appropriator?

Am I still allowed to ride a bicycle or ski or snowshoe or kayak? What about the use of a computer?

How oh how shall I avoid the evils of cultural appropriation?

Should I go back to my 17th-century French roots to avoid this evil?

Yet even then they'd appropriated Latin words from the Romans already. Some Italians could take offence.

Maybe I could go back to France and live like an ancient Gaul?

Any ideas? I really wouldn't want to offend anyone by appropriating something of his.

You must have heard the segment on cultural appropriation on CBC RadioOne yesterday.

Paraphrasing what the Injun stated on the radio interview (Cliffy take note); "You can learn about, write about, eat foods, enjoy the music, dress, the arts or participate in the cultures of others by living within their communities but please don't speak on our behalf."
Last edited by petros; May 16th, 2017 at 03:14 PM..
 
Murphy
+1
#34
But that's what busybodies do. It's part of their culture.
 
Twila
+1
#35
It's part of human culture to take, steal, borrow anything they see that they like.

so if a human is culturally appropriating something from another culture, that culture better make sure they in fact invented it and didn't steal it from somewhere else.

I choose to view it as appreciation ( done respectively) and not appropriation ( done to make fun of a culture).
 
petros
#36
Appropriatation isn't done to make fun of a culture.

Mocking is making fun of.
 
Curious Cdn
#37
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Appropriatation isn't done to make fun of a culture.

Mocking is making fun of.

You mean like "Rrrrroll up the Rrrrrrim to Win" ?
 
Twila
#38
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Appropriatation isn't done to make fun of a culture.

Mocking is making fun of.

But thats not whats being suggested though.
 
gopher
+1
#39
Quote:

How oh how shall I avoid the evils of cultural appropriation?



imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
 
Twila
+1
#40
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Jinx. I posted the same thing. Lol
 
gopher
+1
#41
Quote: Originally Posted by Twila View Post

Jinx. I posted the same thing. Lol



thereby making it doubly true
 
Bar Sinister
+1
#42
I'm beginning to wonder. Can only Egyptians be Egytptologists? Ditto for the the study of every ancient culture. And are the various first nations bands across Canada going to revert to speaking and writing in only their native languages? There really is no thing as cultural appropriation. Cultures have been borrowing from one another for thousands of years. Quite frankly I could care less if some leggy model wears aboriginal attire, just as I don't care if someone speaks in a phony English accent to tell a joke or sell a product.
 
spaminator
#43
White woman, who previously got boob job to look like Pamela Anderson, gets skin colour injections to be black
'I can’t wait to go to Africa because I hear the food I tasty'
Rosa Sanchez, Radar Staff
First posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 07:29 PM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 07:43 PM EDT
A woman who has lived her entire life as a white female has claimed – on The Maury Show – that she transitioned into a black woman because she was unhappy with her race and appearance.
“I got three injections in my belly to change my skin colour,” said Martina Big to the surprise of the audience, “and now I am the proud owner of black skin.”
Big was born a Caucasian, blonde girl yet as a young woman, she underwent a massive boob job in order to look more like her idol Pamela Anderson.
Then, years later, her views changed. After various chemical injections and serious body modifications she transformed into a black woman.
“It’s better to be black, the feeling inside is just happier,” she said in the bizarre video.
Big became obsessed with plastic surgery and while she was still trying to become Pamela Anderson, she underwent a breast augmentation, liposuction and a nose job.
Later, when she decided she now wanted to be black, she got hair plugs and extensions to have voluptuous black curly hair.
As she voiced her controversial views and reasoning behind her skin colour change on The Maury Show, audience members fired back. The host himself told her “[being black] is not just skin-deep.”
Big then claimed she considers herself 80% black but “I have to learn a lot.”
Her husband also underwent the skin colour injections and now considers himself “half.”
The show concluded with angry viewers bashing Big on her offensive statement.
Said the woman: “I am black that is my race, I can’t wait to go to Africa because I hear the food I tasty.”
Martina Big.

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White woman, who previously got boob job to look like Pamela Anderson, gets skin
 
Tecumsehsbones
#44
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Imitation is the sincerest form of intellectual property theft.
 

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