This one is about cultural appropriation.
We all know it’s shittastic. And 96% of us participate in it in some way, shape, or form on a daily business. Hell, even eating tacos, doing yoga, going to taco bell, eating chinese food are ALL examples of cultural appropration, though less obvious and serious ones, the super serious ones being shit like wearing warbonnets or kimonos and stuff
I’ve got a question. Do ya’ll think it’s possible to appropriate things from cultures that are no longer in existence?
For example, would it be possible to culturally appropriate Ancient Egypt?
If one started worshipping the gods, wearing nemes’s, postiches, pschents, writing in Heiroglyhics, all while not understanding the meaning or context, would this be culturally appropriative? Or would it not be because it would be impossible for their to be a power dynamic between an existing culture and one that no longer exists, so it’s therefore not oppressive?
I should probably say that I’m not sure if the culture from my example really doesn’t exist or if there are sects or such in Egypt that exist now-a-days that participate in this culture.
Anyways, what are your thoughts?
It seems from my (basic) understanding of cultural appropriation that the real problem is when it oppresses people that still exists and trivialises their culture.
In this example, it might be appropriative of Western people to steal from Ancient Egypt just because that culture belongs to the people of modern Egypt? Is there such thing as historical appropriation?
I don’t know the answer, it’s just an interesting idea.
Oh yeah deffo, I hope I made it clear by my phrasing that you were countering that too.
Thanks, love your work :D
uh oh, better not say that to these guys:
Or Pat Tillman or any of the thousands of other U.S. military personal who put their lives on the line for you and for this country and never felt the need to believe in an imaginary friend.
As if the argument goodreasonnews reblogged even works, “there are no atheists in a foxhole.” What this argument is basically saying is that when facing almost certain death, people grasp at whatever they can to feel better, to feel like they will live on, that they will be reunited with their families.
Dude, that’s not a good argument for the existence of God hahah
FUCK YEAH THIS.
Although, they’re probably so deluded with ‘omg we’re the good guise’ rhetoric that they’d think it was for the greater good :(
…I don’t consider myself a douchebag for thinking “Baa Baa Black Sheep” shouldn’t have been altered for “political correctness”.
I’m sorry, I don’t see the term “political correctness” in the OP.
Is being a decent human being really that hard?
Apparently it’s fatal, if you listen to some people.
LOL @ the person who mentioned baa baa black sheep and political correctness, which is completely untrue. Any usage of the term ‘political correctness’ is likely to attempt justifying oppressive language and/or drum up urban myths about the PC patrol.
If it was true, and the lyrics were altered because it actually was oppressive, having a problem with that would still make you a douchebag.
Hey, rubberbandmusic, this is why you’re an asshole, ok?
I hate so many things about this douche’s views and responses. He’s such a troll as well that it isn’t worth bothering, he uses derailing for dummies like a checklist
If some anti-choice person throws water or something on my awesome GIGANTIC poster that I made for tomorrow, shit is going to go down.
Yeezy taught me.
Personally I wouldn’t make a misogynistic anti-choicer the face of a pro-choice campaign. Unless this is a stab at Kanye, in which case go ahead!
Seriously. Making abortion illegal, or expensive, or hard to get won’t stop women (and other uterus-bearers) from having them. Abortion will never stop happening. It can be prevented with education and birth control, but there will never be a 0.0% abortion rate. Sorry, but that’s the truth. Unintended pregnancies happen. We need to keep abortion safe, legal and available to everyone so they won’t have to fucking die to have bodily autonomy.
If you’re for small government, and you’re still anti-choice, you’re a fucking joke. What’s more personal than my uterus?
Some pro-lifers (“life”) are coming out of the woodwork. Hi haters! Have some real talk.
So basically, if you make abortion legal, you don’t save any babies. You just force women to have unsafe abortions. Are you hearing me? Making abortion illegal does not stop abortions from happening. Anywhere.
No one cares that you think a fetus is an OMG BABIEEE. 70,000 women every year die from unsafe, illegal abortions. They especially don’t care what you think. They were going to abort the pregnancy whether it was legal to do so or not. By making abortion illegal, you are condemning them to death. Oh, and none of those *precious babiez* survive when the woman carrying them dies.
So. In sum. Making abortion illegal saves zero babies and kills roughly 70,000 women. Tell me again how that’s pro-life?
YOU AREN’T SAVING ANY BABIES. ANY. WOMEN DO NOT STOP HAVING ABORTIONS JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE ILLEGAL. YOU ARE KILLING WOMEN.
Woman- an adult female person (as opposed to a man).
Adult- a fully developed person from maturity onward.
Female- being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop.
You don’t have much say in the matter short of surgery.
Dictating other people’s genders to them makes you look like an transphobic piece-of-shit asshole.
My body does not encapsulate who I am.
Reproductive organs ≠ sex ≠ gender
“You don’t have much say in the matter short of surgery.”
YOU DON’T GET TO TELL PEOPLE THEIR GENDER. STOP TRYING TO DO IT, ASSBUTT.