"but, i just love your culture so much"
There is this really fucked up western notion has that any form of bodily expression on a woman is inherently sexual and therefore punishable, and that sort of perversion is extremely dangerous
The western fashion industry has made its hardest attempts to mute a woman’s form in order to sell women a commodity as if it were still hanging from the rack, by casting the thinnest and often times emaciated looking youth. These factors reflect how the west views it’s ideal woman occupying minimal space physically, appearing as if her life force has been drained from her dry, practically invisible.
I don’t expect gay people to prove to me, a straight person, that there’s actually homophobia. I don’t expect poor people to prove to me, a Harvard grad, that hunger and poverty are widespread problems. And if someone asked me, as an Asian person, to “prove” to them that racism exists, I would laugh all the way back to Chinatown. Marginalized groups are not responsible for explaining their marginalization to you. If you are actually concerned, you would take the initiative to do some research yourself instead of showing up at some oppressed group’s door step demanding a list of citations for things (racism, sexism, etc.) that are proven time and time again in the real world.
Our solidarity with the #Algonquin parents and grandparents continues. They are fasting until Social Services meets with their community to discuss their policies of child removal and placement outside the family. The grandmothers also allege that they are being wrongfully denied foster custody of their grandchildren.
Support page: http://lakota.cc/17q3xw6
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The commodification of Otherness has been so successful because it is offered as a new delight, more intense, more satisfying than normal ways of doing and feeling. Within commodity culture, ethnicity becomes spice, seasoning that can liven up the dull dish that is mainstream white culture.
It wasn’t bad enough that white people had to commit the most heinous crimes to poc from colonialism to imperialism to genocide to globalization to gentrification.
now they want to seal the deal by covering rap songs on the acoustic guitar.