When responding please be civil. We don’t want huge arguments. All about positivity.
In my opinion I don’t agree with cultural appropriation. I don’t think it’s fair for one race to claim everything they “created” and not let others use it. It’s like saying people who aren’t white can’t have blonde hair or people who aren’t Japanese aren’t allowed to watch anime. I think things have gone a step to far now. I’m all for knowing where things come from and appreciating it. But you don’t need to have a literal essay on everything you do. Someone might get a bob for a haircut, doesn’t mean they need to know the whole history. It’s just a nice look.
I don’t mean to offend anyone with this, it’s just my opinion. Let’s here yours!
Like seriously, comparing it to a bob cut? Do you realize cultural appropriation is stealing and claiming ones cultures or wearing it incorrectly and inappropriately? A hairstyle like Bantu Knots have cultural meaning, which is why it’s important. A bob cut has no cultural significance. They get offended when people do those things I have stated with their cultural clothing, accessories m, etc that have importantance and significance in their history. As long as they appreciate it and know what is the meaning behind it, it’s fine. That’s how it supposed to be and need to be.
First of all, again not trying to through hate just looking for opinions.
second, the bob cut actually revolutionized the way we do hair today so that’s an incorrect statement.
Third, What exactly do you find offensive about other cultures embracing other cultures. Sure, I agree. If someone wore something specifically from one culture and was terrible and rude about that culture and made fun of what they wore, absolutely have the right to be offended. But I don’t see what’s offensive if people are wearing something with respect and love. For an example: If someone wore a kimono because they love Japan and find it beautiful, however they themselves are (for example) German, I don’t think that’s offensive.
Yeah but wouldn’t people use this as a way of bringing it back and saying I’m okay with wearing it. I can see how it is offensive to wear something from another culture because it’s “cool” and “trendy” when it isn’t if the original culture wears it. Completely understand that. But shouldn’t we take this as a chance collectively to say “Hey, all culture is good culture” instead of going on twitter and instagram and saying things like “Cultural appropriation sucks” (in my opinion) we should be saying “Cultural appropriation is gone now, accept all cultures, all cultures are good cultures”. That’s just my opinion, you can disagree of course.
To me this wouldn’t make the cultural special it would make them all bland and nothing unique about it. This would be like if copywriting wasn’t a problem every man would be able to claim something that they didn’t create as theirs.
I think that’s a fair statement. I think personally that we should share the love and share our cultures with other people to help each other understand each other better. However, full credit should be given to the original culture. But I think you make a very good point.
I don’t agree with cultural appropriation. We are allowed to appreciate other cultures without getting s**t for it. If a white girl wants to wear a kimono, she’s welcome to wear it. If you’re dark skinned and want to dye your hair blonde, go ahead.
There’s a difference between appreciating and appropriating… seeing a kimono and being able to appreciate its beauty is appreciation. Wearing a kimono without knowing why it’s culturally significant is appropriating, because you’re just using it “because it’s pretty.”
Also, dying your hair blonde isn’t cultural appropriation. It’s a hair colour without really any cultural significance.
I know this was in quotation marks, and I agree with your overall point pretty much, but some cultures are better than others. In some cultures, it is acceptable or normal to do things we would otherwise feel are not good things to practice, like slavery, cannibalism, oppression of women, public indecency, certain fashion trends and beauty standards that can be very harmful, etc.
In my opinion, (PEACE PPL)
I am a Muslim, and if I see a non Muslim wearing a abaya, I would not be offended, unless she is wearing it to mock my religion, THEN I will be offended. So, I guess cultural appropriation has its own limits? You need to respect others, while respecting yours too, It’s not ‘mind your own buis’ It’s more like, ‘let me live my life, and I’ll let you live yours’? I make no sense lol, I was just bored and decided to check the ‘Top’ list. And found this!
Also, can we not jump on others? Let’s let them say what they have to say, and let’s say our share of the discussion, there is something called .