"Two other people took my picture before you, so I was already popular."
I know that some people said in the comments that this outfit was culturally appropriative, but just remember that you don’t know that someone isn’t a POC or biracial just by looking at them. Don’t assume other people’s races.
^ My immediate reaction was to be upset by this photo because, I’m sorry, I’m just so fucking sick of people stealing Asian outfits and making them cool or trendy. But then I thought that maybe she’s a mixed kid. If not, there’s a problem here, though.Hi. I’m actually Japanese. Most of us LIKE when people find beauty in our culture. As long as nobody is disrespecting us or making a mockery of us, then there isn’t a problem, and if you think there is, then it seems that you are in favor of cultural segregation and that is causing more harm than good.When I was in Japan, there were a lot of places where you could get done up in a kimono or the male equivalent and have your picture taken. No one cares.
Most Korean people I know are pretty delighted when foreigners wear hanbok, in a “oh, you are appreciating our culture! you look good in that” way. I have never actually heard or heard of people reacting negatively to non-Korean people wearing traditional Korean clothes, unless they were racist to begin with and would have objected to foreigners regardless of what they were wearing.
'Appropriation' is, I think, only appropriation when either it is done in a blatantly disrespectful way, or if the group whose clothes (etc) are being adopted is culturally marginalized to the degree where they themselves face discrimination when they wear those things.
Korean people, afaik, don’t give a fuck. When foreigners visit and wear our clothes, it’s in good fun by people who are usually appreciative of the aesthetic qualities of what they’re donning, and also because we ourselves have never faced discrimination for our nationality or traditional dress.
uhhh, basically, intent matters, context matters, people within the same community often have radically different ideas of what’s okay. But you know, I think the only Koreans I know who’d potentially care are the American-raised ones on liberal, activisty college campuses who are extremely well versed in the liberal, activisty language and rulebook.
I also think it makes a difference in that the clothing is, you know, the actual thing and not some vaguely exotic knock-off like most people do with native american clothing. Like this is a legit, actual Kimono. There’s nothing really in the culture OF kimono that has rules about who wears this sort of thing when. Like…kimono literally means “thing you wear”. -shrug-
Bolded some of the things that stood out the most to me.
I almost forgot how much I hate Tumblr sometimes lmao.
Does nobody find it annoying as all fuck when people who HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CULTURE decide that they should be pissed on behalf of the culture… who wouldn’t be pissed, anyways?
This might be the first gaming all-nighter I’ve had in a long time. Why did I stop doing this? *lots of alcohol*
Which, on Tumblr, translates to:
If you can’t handle people having different opinions and not loving everything you do- you miiiiiight wanna leave social media. I agree that bashing is really lame, but I don’t see the point in getting so angry over it being tagged. Scroll away. Go on with your life. You will live.
Can we just talk about how awesome the score is for Wolfenstein: The New Order is? Cause whoa.
People ALWAYS treat me like I’m a cruel villain for this opinion, but they seem to overlook the complete fact that what I’m saying below is how I believe how strict a lot of the work force is about body mods is unfair, I also accept that it’s an employers right to chose who they want to hire and I’m not going to get my panties into a self-entitled tantrum when I’M the one who chose to get my mods with absolute knowledge that they cause issues- and a lot of modded people seem surprised by this.
ANYWAYS, let us begin.
If people don’t want to use their brains and KNOW what the work industry is like, they’re insane for getting enough tattoos and piercings to be denied jobs and then crying they aren’t employed. I sound like an asshole, I see that, but that’s the harsh reality. The workplace is not OURS to run right now, it’s many people who have no interest in the alternative “lifestyle”, and that’s what it is. I’m so tired of hearing people who get visibly modified, and can’t cover things or aren’t willing to remove piercings act like they’re entitled to anything. I LOVE tattoos. I really do (I have 6, and want 2 more). But I won’t get any where they can’t be covered up somewhat for work hours by something. If I need to remove a piercing for a job I need to live I’ll do it. And considering the cost alone of body mods, I don’t even wanna hear about people lacking money and being so desperate for a job. If you’re willing to pay big money for something you very likely know could cause you issues in the future, I dunno what I can say.
You should have thought about permanently changing your body before looking at the world and realizing that you WILL be judged by your appearance. Do I think it’s fair? Not even a little. But welcome to the real world. And if people are still going to CONTINUE getting mods they can’t cover up or get rid of if they need to, that's a hole they're freely diving into.
Tattoos CAN be covered up with makeup (it’s not super easy, but if you’re willing..). Piercings CAN be removed. Hair CAN be dyed. If they’re not willing for the sake of their self expression (which, yes, is important, but at what cost?), then I don’t feel sorry for them, at all. I’m not sure what it is you want me to say.
I believe people should have the right, but they don’t. That’s the very bottom line. Some employers are far more forgiving than others, some are very critical. That’s the sad way it is. We can’t demand they hire us. It’s their complete right not to if they don’t think we fit their standards.
I mean considering we can hardly get the very basic of human needs and rights covered by the government, I can’t imagine the continued cry for consented body mods to be allowed everywhere being met anytime soon. Keep on the fight, it’s a great disucussion and there’s a great goal buuut.. hey, I see the world we’re living in right this second.
AW MAN I REMEMBER THIS
Favourite mini game of all time- hands down.
Everyone, meet Harley Quinn. She’s an 8 year old Dachshund we adopted from the Edmonton Humane Society. When my friend came over, as soon as he opened the door she ran off like some escape artist and there was chasing down blocks. She’s already earned her name.
I made a thing.
Painting is amazingly therapeutic.