sorry bubbles i think you mis-spelt appreciation. trying to keep traditions that could be useful to the whole of humanity strictly to the places of which they have originated only creates more separation between us. i don’t think we need any more of that, do you?
you tell em, babe. honestly, so much of what i hear about “culture appropriation” is bullshit. white people can’t do yoga, white people can’t have dreads, etc, etc. if you truly appreciated the culture for what it is & not as something you want to selfishly keep to yourself, you’d want to spread it! of course, there are things that fall under culture appropriation like indian war bonnets, etc, but most things are people just wanting to keep things to themselves and put others down. some of the rudest, closed minded, prejudiced people i have met on tumblr have come from this whole cultural appropriation stand.
I agree. I have said this before but I have listened very carefully about what people say about cultural appropriation and I disagree. I think it is just another form of separation, it doesn’t matter what class or creed you come from just do what feels right for you.
Basically a whole bunch of “how dare you challenge my sense of entitlement and arrogance.”
If ‘do what feels right for you’ harms other people in the process, and you choose to ‘disagree’ with people telling you ‘please stop because this harms us in xyz ways’ that’s the definition of sociopathy. People are explaining how your choices and actions affect the people around you and ya’ll have nothing to say in response.
No one wants separation, we just want basic levels of human respect.
If you can’t respect a culture’s boundaries, you damn well can’t respect another human being’s.
No actually you are very wrong about how I feel. It seems that you have imposed how you feel about others into how why you think they are doing what they are.
I feel that ANYONE no matter what race, gender, ethnicity, age, shape, size ect. does what is right for them and what is right for humanity. The thing I have noticed about cultural appropriation is that many people inside most those cultures have differing opinions on whether or not they care and on what is and isn’t appropriation. Many things like yoga, meditation, shamanism, and other spiritual practices can be used for the benefit of our world and that is an actual doctrine in many of those practices not to mention that yoga is hands down the best physical therapy that exists. If those practices help others then I think it to be separating us and putting us father behind in our evolution by saying “no this is mine and you can’t have it.” I do not want to take ANYTHING away from any culture, I want us to share, in harmony for the good of all, with respect and love. If someone feels connected to something I think they should go for it with respect no matter what color their skin. It’s all about sharing and loving each other. There is nothing trendy about being who you are.
Show me evidence of any harm that is being done besides to your ego.
Cultural appropriation is harmful and if you don’t see the effects of this it’s likely because you lack a relationship with the people who are systemically dis-empowered and disenfranchised. Be that as it may, innovation and creativity is often fueled by being inspired by, appropriating, or straight up theft of the aesthetics of others. What I personally find distasteful and damaging are essential notions of culture that says different groups of human populations are inherently different and we are not allowed to interact with each other. On the flip side, wholesale theft of indigenous art or bastardization of religious beliefs and spiritual practices, particularly when specific cultural artifacts or practices are restricted for specific contexts, is not okay. What this conversation is missing is the voices of people who are native to these cultures and what their perspectives are on how Westerners are appropriating (in this specific thread) yoga. Do your own research, engage with actual representatives of the communities you are interested in, come to your own conclusions as to whether or not you are being appropriativist prick or not, and modify your behavior accordingly.
cannabis + other psychedelics = +++
Lots of people use MJ to counter effects of nausea, but for me it doesn’t make my trips more focused.