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October 18, 2018 at 10:01 am #805331LisforLeslieGuest
Poop – hit send too soon. Men run the house, the senate, the Supreme Court. Don’t tell me the world is stacked against men.October 18, 2018 at 10:17 am #805332BittergaymarkGuest
And there’s just no satisfying some groups of people. The unfortunate result can be that many people initially VERY sympathetic — no, in fact an ally! — to a cause eventually simply get so fed up they lose interest.
Like me and the trans community activist. The recent ridiculous outcries against first Jared Leto and recently and repeatedly RuPaul for instance has made me largely tune them out. Sigh… There is NO pleasing some people. Just none. And it is exhausting to try. NEWSFLASH: Their gleeful laughable cannonization of asshat republicant Caitlin Jenner certainly didn’t help much either.October 18, 2018 at 10:30 am #805333BittergaymarkGuest
PS — unless the person screaming at the braided child was some angry Dutch woman, than the whole incident that started this thread is simply and utterly preposterous… But even then, I’d tell that person to “Get a grip.” Oh, and to “Fuck right off.”October 18, 2018 at 10:52 am #805335LisforLeslieGuest
BGM – agreed. Some folks are going to get offended no matter what you do. They are exhausting.
Nonetheless, everyone can take a step back and question their own perspective and try to see someone else’s.August 28, 2019 at 8:45 pm #851170Tina louiseGuest
I’m…boy is this an ignorant conversation. Braids have been around Europe and all over the world forever. It’s hair. Your saying if I braid my hair and walk around with braids I’m trying to be black? Why is that? Cultural appropriation is such a stupid term. Hair is hair…do what you want with it. A certain minority or majority of people don’t OWN anything. So toxic and bullying.August 28, 2019 at 9:19 pm #851171anonymousseParticipant
Did you not read this entire thread and just post a response? It’s a year old. So you must have searched for the term.August 29, 2019 at 4:23 pm #851225PDX816Guest
@Tina louise, no, that it not at all what is being said. What’s being said is the African American community has been told time and again that braids and corn rows aren’t professional or appropriate, but when a white woman (Kardashian/Jenner) do it it’s edgy and high fashion.
This thread got reawakened so I read it, and it’s a little gross to have cultural appropriation try and be dismissed by white people who aren’t vilified in this country. White privilege is a thing, as someone who is a white passing Latina I very clearly see both sides of that coin.
sometimes it’s ok to listen to what people are telling you instead of automatically trying to tell them why they are wrong.August 29, 2019 at 4:57 pm #851228KateKeymaster
White privilege AND male privilege are things, and it’s kind of not believable that white people and particularly white men don’t seem aware of it.August 29, 2019 at 5:15 pm #851229PDX816Guest
@Kate – I agree, it’s scaryNovember 29, 2019 at 8:11 pm #861990KateKeymaster
Closing this one too as it’s attracting spam.
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