I don’t know what I was expecting, but this is bullshit.
I AM NOT OKAY WITH THE LACK OF CONTINUITY
goofy changes his name ever few years for the purpose of tax evasion, he has been dodging the government for well over half a century and owes hardworking american citizens hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes
If you went on a few dates with a charming, fit-looking guy, decided to invite him upstairs, and after he took off his shirt he unstrapped a hidden girdle and his massive gelatinous kegbelly rippled forth, you would be pissed too.
did you really just compare a woman putting some powder on her face to a guy literally reshaping his entire body
was in Starbucks with ppl: I think arianna giona and stella getting lunch. in my bag i had mac and cheese and a salad but I decided to buy something anyway
I picked out a salad in the front and decided to get a frapp and there was one already made there but I didn’t want it and it wasn’t filled to the top of the cup and I told the barista and she said it was and then left and I didn’t get to order the frapp I wanted and everyone I was with was seated already and I was there forever and then just left and sat down and was really upset and tried to eat my mac and cheese but the cheese melted too much and was spoilt and then there was a bagel that I ate and then I wasn’t mad for some reason and there was the second movement of scheheraZade in the background so I told everyone to shut up and listened and in the recording the bassoonist fucked up on the first cadenza like they squeaked and I was disappointed
phew nobody’s trying to rip me a new asshole for my spiel on why doing something like smoking a hookah or drinking bubble tea isn’t cultural appropriation.
It really, really pisses me off how Tumblr has so completely fucked the dog on that concept, because it is an actual thing that happens when people grab items from other cultures willy-nilly with no understanding of what significance they have—such as hipsters wearing headresses, or my earlier example of taking a religious item and using it for a fashion trinket.
The problem is not just “omg ur doing something from another culture!!!,” it’s taking shit and misusing it/misrepresenting it, and disrespecting that culture by doing so.
There is a big difference between doing something like smoking a hookah, eating sushi, and drinking bubble tea, and ripping off something deeply meaningful from those cultures without any understanding of its significance. One is sharing, one is stealing.
while this is 100% true, there are still moments when white people taking part in something (such as smoking hookah) irks me.
not because they’re doing the thing
but because of their attitudes
i’ve had people try to lecture me about how hookah was healthier and more environmentally friendly than smoking cigarettes. or have had people tell me it’s not “an Arab thing” or that white people invented it. or have had people act fucking enlightened because they do this thing from a culture that is not theirs. or have had people treat employees at a hookah lounge/bar like shit, or make fun of them, or be blatantly racist while taking part in my culture
so, yes, you can enjoy the culture without appropriating it! but it all depends on attitude (like how you said, disrespecting the culture)
actually i want to get drunk, get high, and have sex to see what the big deal is (although not all at the same time)
but considering that there are no chances for these things, i don’t like alcohol, and i’m pretty sure it will take me a long time to be comfortable with anyone before we do it, this will not happen soon.
i made this post on july 21, 2011. it’s really funny to read this tbh
in three years i got 2/3 things on the list so go me?
“Play a C next to a C# and it’ll probably sound horrible to you. You might even call it wrong or bad. The sound goes to war with itself. It clashes. But take the C up an octave, and it becomes a major seventh. One of the most beautiful chords. It’s almost too nice sounding. When we see something bad or awful, maybe we’re just looking at in the wrong octave. We just need to change our perspective a little. Countries all over the world build bombs with the goal of hurting people, instilling fear, and killing, to prove a point. To try and change your perspective about an idea. Governments everywhere even bless their bombs for this purpose. Maybe we need a different kind of bomb. Maybe a bomb that makes people love you. Maybe a cupid bomb. I believe we already have it, and it’s called music. Every country has their own version of it and it works. It changes your viewpoint by bringing each other together. And you don’t even have to know a thing about it to get it. And in the end maybe all you really did was change the octave. Music is a language, a lifestyle, and it could just save the world.”—Victor Wooten (via fyeahbandkids)