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Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

Postby Lady tehMa » Oct 24th, 2017, 6:17 pm

It's getting close to Halloween so of course people are posting about "cultural appropriation".

All I can say, is "get over yourself". What makes our country great is the multiculturalism. If I want to dress in punjabi cultural dress, who are you to say no? Indians - pardon me, aboriginals or whatever they're calling themselves nowadays - is also off the table. Is it okay if I embrace my pioneer origins and go as a cowboy? Nope, apparently that's racist, misogynistic AND too violent.

So how about this, all you cultural snowflakes: stop appropriating OUR culture. Hand in your cell phones and go back to your nomadic ways. Give up your coffee and computers, your homes insulated with fibreglass or mineral fibers, give up your cars and go back to horses or walking. Give up man made microfibres and oh hey, insulin! Give up all the benefits you reap, because after all, they aren't yours to take now, are they? How about you give up democracy?

If I want to do yoga or zumba, suck it up. If I want to eat ethnic food, suck it up. If I want to have fun at Halloween, suck it up - though I'd probably go as something steampunk. I have gone as a Japanese woman (in a bathrobe), I have been Sherherzade (judicious use of old slips). I have also been a bunny and a clown (oh, ubiquitous 70's costumes!). Point is, I'm dressing up! I'm cosplaying! I'm *gasp* having fun! What my costume is is none of your business, you nosy parkers, you finger wagging snot-nosed elitists, you whiny brats. When my daughter goes as a cleric don't give me crap about her mace (paper mache is NOT as easy as it looked), if my son wants to b a figure from a video game (Ezio from Assassins Creed) don't talk to me about violence. He saved up for that sword! When my daughter spent 2 weeks building gear out of cardboard and painting a jacket so she could go as a warrior from the manga/tv show "Attack on Titan" (Vilolent Japanese comic/show - cultural appropriation AND weapons!) I was quite proud of her - lots of people at the 'con asked for her pics.

I'm tired of the SJW's trying to ruin Halloween. So to all of you I say "Get Bent!". :up:
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Re: Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

Postby Dizzy1 » Oct 24th, 2017, 11:24 pm

Can I get a hallelujah :smt045

Enough is enough of this crap :up:
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Re: Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

Postby Bsuds » Oct 25th, 2017, 5:11 am

:up: :up: :up:
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Re: Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

Postby Ka-El » Oct 25th, 2017, 5:27 am

Lady tehMa wrote: I'm tired of the SJW's trying to ruin Halloween.

:135: Damn good rant, but I have to ask - where did all that come from?
Did I miss something (definitely possible)? Who's trying to ruin Halloween?
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Re: Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

Postby Lady tehMa » Oct 25th, 2017, 5:37 am

A number of people I know (they're still friends, despite their leftist leanings) have been posting serious demands that people stop wearing certain types of costumes because it's "insensitive". :admin:
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Re: Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

Postby Queen K » Oct 25th, 2017, 6:17 am

I'm going to facebook and posting "DRESS UP in anything you want!"

And your rant! :hailjo:

So tired of the PC -ness that has infected the fun of Halloween.

I don't want to worry about: Now if I dress up as a Princess, will Kate sue me? :135:
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Re: Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

Postby JLives » Oct 25th, 2017, 6:26 am

Lady tehMa wrote:So how about this, all you cultural snowflakes: stop appropriating OUR culture. Hand in your cell phones and go back to your nomadic ways. Give up your coffee and computers, your homes insulated with fibreglass or mineral fibers, give up your cars and go back to horses or walking. Give up man made microfibres and oh hey, insulin! Give up all the benefits you reap, because after all, they aren't yours to take now, are they? How about you give up democracy?


You believe these things are white culture? :135:
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Re: Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

Postby Ka-El » Oct 25th, 2017, 6:36 am

Lady tehMa wrote:A number of people I know (they're still friends, despite their leftist leanings) have been posting serious demands that people stop wearing certain types of costumes because it's "insensitive". :admin:

I'm of German ancestory. I have a brother who I was attending SFU with way back in the day. We are both over six feet, both with blue eyes, and while I have light brown hair his is blond. One year for Halloween we thought it would be kick-ass to get some Nazi uniforms and dress up as SS Officers. Thankfully we realized in time that would be in extreme poor taste.

Personally, I have a hard time seeing tactlessness as exclusively a left or right thing.
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Re: Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

Postby Lady tehMa » Oct 25th, 2017, 8:28 am

JLives wrote:You believe these things are white culture? :135:


Now what caused you to stick that word "white" in there? I'm talking about North American culture. Admittedly, some stuff came from Europeans, but they didn't get all bent out of shape about people taking them and improving on them. Or just using them. The guy who developed insulin was Canadian - why should I know or care what his ethnicity was aside from that?

You kind of illustrate how the SJW's lump "white" all in together, as if we don't have any ethnicity of our own. I am a proud Canadian, with a whole bunch of different ethnicities in my makeup. If someone wants to make cabbage rolls, or scones, or bratwurst or haggis or any number of dishes, it won't offend me. It someone wants to wear a kilt, no biggie (Men in Kilts window cleaners, anyone? Oh noes, cultural appropriation!).

So yeah, why "white" culture? And what is "white" culture? What makes you say that?
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Re: Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

Postby FreeRights » Oct 25th, 2017, 8:42 am

Lady tehMa wrote:A number of people I know (they're still friends, despite their leftist leanings) have been posting serious demands that people stop wearing certain types of costumes because it's "insensitive". :admin:

I definitely haven't seen any specific opposition to Halloween from anybody. That being said, if there have been, I'm obviously on board with leaving it as it.
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Re: Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

Postby whatwhat » Oct 25th, 2017, 9:12 am

Lady tehMa wrote:You kind of illustrate how the SJW's lump "white" all in together, as if we don't have any ethnicity of our own. I am a proud Canadian, with a whole bunch of different ethnicities in my makeup. If someone wants to make cabbage rolls, or scones, or bratwurst or haggis or any number of dishes, it won't offend me. It someone wants to wear a kilt, no biggie (Men in Kilts window cleaners, anyone? Oh noes, cultural appropriation!).


Can you honestly not see the difference in making a culture's food, or celebrating their holidays and dressing up in black face for Halloween??

Now obviously there is a difference, but with saying that (and before everyone jumps down my throat for being a "SJW", I could not care less what you do for Halloween), I personally chose to wear costumes those kinds of costumes, but if you want to wear black face or be a geisha, go right ahead.
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Re: Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

Postby averagejoe » Oct 25th, 2017, 11:16 am

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Re: Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

Postby The Green Barbarian » Oct 25th, 2017, 11:24 am

This current unelected NDP government is a disgrace.

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Re: Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

Postby Lady tehMa » Oct 25th, 2017, 4:11 pm

Yes! That is it exactly!

These people are determined to suck all the fun out of Halloween. Let's indoctrinate people with a message of moral guilt for stuff we never had anything to do with.
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Re: Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

Postby Sige » Oct 25th, 2017, 5:58 pm

Lady tehMa wrote:It's getting close to Halloween so of course people are posting about "cultural appropriation".

All I can say, is "get over yourself". What makes our country great is the multiculturalism. If I want to dress in punjabi cultural dress, who are you to say no? Indians - pardon me, aboriginals or whatever they're calling themselves nowadays - is also off the table. Is it okay if I embrace my pioneer origins and go as a cowboy? Nope, apparently that's racist, misogynistic AND too violent.

So how about this, all you cultural snowflakes: stop appropriating OUR culture. Hand in your cell phones and go back to your nomadic ways. Give up your coffee and computers, your homes insulated with fibreglass or mineral fibers, give up your cars and go back to horses or walking. Give up man made microfibres and oh hey, insulin! Give up all the benefits you reap, because after all, they aren't yours to take now, are they? How about you give up democracy?

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I'm tired of the SJW's trying to ruin Halloween. So to all of you I say "Get Bent!". :up:


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