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19-11-2016, 03:18 PM
Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
A person of Anglo-saxon descent dressing up as a geisha for Halloween:
Some socially-conscious people of the internet might respond with something like "Hmm, you might want to tone it down on the cultural appropriation. It's a little distasteful."

A person with a penis who experiences some amount of gender disphoria, and likes to wear a dress and makeup and tells other people to refer to them with gender-neutral pronouns:
Would not surprise me if the same person responded with something like "Awesome! Good for you!"

I still don't quite understand the sentiment behind calling people out on the internet for "cultural appropriation." It's strange to me that people seem to care so much. There was a snarky and controversial "Seriously.TV" video on the topic of Halloween costumes, but I'm having trouble finding it now.

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19-11-2016, 03:24 PM
RE: Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
Culture is not a tangible thing, therefore it's impossible to appropriate it.
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19-11-2016, 05:49 PM
RE: Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
Cultural appropriation isn't a problem in my opinion. Its a fact of life. Culture exchange practice, tradition and beliefs all the time. Its a very positive process. I love the fact that I can eat different type of food, enjoy different kinds of music, theatre, books, legends and movies. What can be problematic is cultural misapropriation. I personnaly doesn't know enough about the subject to be capable of clearly argumenting on the subject much more than that.

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19-11-2016, 05:52 PM
RE: Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
The real question is, is my being a metal head cultural appropriation? Consider

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19-11-2016, 05:57 PM
RE: Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
(19-11-2016 05:52 PM)Metazoa Zeke Wrote:  The real question is, is my being a metal head cultural appropriation? Consider

Shouldn't your question be if you are appropriating Japanese language and some of their cultural interest (I thought you were a African-American?)?

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19-11-2016, 06:05 PM
RE: Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
Ask to see each culture's copyright license.

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19-11-2016, 06:16 PM
RE: Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
(19-11-2016 05:57 PM)epronovost Wrote:  
(19-11-2016 05:52 PM)Metazoa Zeke Wrote:  The real question is, is my being a metal head cultural appropriation? Consider

Shouldn't your question be if you are appropriating Japanese language and some of their cultural interest (I thought you were a African-American?)?

I am, so i would be appropriatating white and asian culture.

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19-11-2016, 07:13 PM
RE: Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
(19-11-2016 06:16 PM)Metazoa Zeke Wrote:  
(19-11-2016 05:57 PM)epronovost Wrote:  Shouldn't your question be if you are appropriating Japanese language and some of their cultural interest (I thought you were a African-American?)?

I am, so i would be appropriatating white and asian culture.

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19-11-2016, 07:16 PM
RE: Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
Appropriation is the only way for a culture to form, right? Laugh out load

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19-11-2016, 09:18 PM
RE: Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
Unless a child is separated from his or her parents at birth and raised in an isolated bubble to develop his or her own culture, there is no such thing as culture that has not been appropriated.

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