Lately, I’ve noticed that many people use the Sari Top or Sari Skirt clothing items in fantasy or supernatural stories. They are not associated with Indian culture at all when used. At the same time, there is no disrespect to Indian clothing.
How do you guys feel about authors using cultural items for purposes outside of their intended use?
Do you consider this cultural appropriation?
Does your opinion on this subject apply to all cultural items?
What would you think of an author did something similar with a Hijab or Afro-textured hairstyle?
Is this acceptable in stories with settings where no human cultures exist?
I think what ever they are doing is fine as long as they are being real and appropriate about it, and everything has a different use than its orgin.
Ya I don’t really mind, as long as they’re not insulting the culture in some way. Sometimes its hard to find the exact piece of clothing for a scene, so they just use another piece of clothing that looks similar to what they were imagining, so in that case it’s completely acceptable.
well i am danish so viking stuff. which does not really matter that much cause it is not a part of our coulture anymore.
but for a fackt they always put horns on the viking helmet. viking did not have horns on there helmet
also again my opinion properly dont matters in this cause its not my culture. but you gotta work with what you have
In my opinion, I’d say it is acceptable as long as it’s not intended as an offense towards the culture.
Well if it was something from my culture, i honestly wouldn’t mind unless it is used with the intention of mocking/making fun of the culture or saying that it’s a part of their culture when it isn’t. Only can speak for myself though
I’d say it is inappropriate because the Sari and many other cultural clothing are important to that specific culture. People using the Sari top and skirt friviously and just “because its cute” is wrong. Seriously people? Sari Top with skinny Jean’s or a short skirt? Come on…
Like when authors put Hijabs on Males, its inappropriate and not intended for them. Males do not wear Hijabs and it’s mocking to do so because it’s supposed to resemble privacy and beauty within the women.
I agree with you but I also believe that that problem is episodes fault the shouldn’t have added it
Fr! I don’t even get why add the Hijab for males. Did they not do any research into it? It’s common knowledge that’s it’s not for them lol
This gets me so much. Like, if they don’t even have skirts for men… religious circles are the last places I’d expect Episode to start with cross-gendered clothing
I don’t know man–Episode is just something else.
Perhaps it’s for trans women characters? Such as if an author had a transitioning character (MTF) and had them still have a “masculine” body type. No idea, TBH.
It’s weird, though: with religions like Islam and Christianity, a lot of mainstream circles don’t really support transgender lifestyles. To add hijabs before they even add skirts, dresses or heels seems ridiculous
They don’t even have stuff for transwomen on Episode dude. I doubt it’d be for that reason
Maybe not for LL and INK, but definitely for classic.
I mean, hijabs aren’t worn by men because they believe that a woman’s beauty is something to be modest about. I believe that only really applies to biological women, but I wouldn’t know because there aren’t many transgender hijabis out there
I don’t think Islam allows Transgender women to wear Hijabs. Not sure. Because they’re still, not to be mean or anything, genetically a Male? And men cannot wear Hijabs.
However, there was a movement where these Muslim men wore hijabs. But it was for protecting the Muslim women and defending them for a cause, not because they wanted to or can.
Does Islam support trans lifestyles? Like, I do personally, but my religion is a lot more strict about gender roles, so I’d say that Catholicism doesn’t really.
My church holds the stance of “This person is clearly hurting and they deserve to be treated with respect, but we don’t believe changing one’s gender solves problems”