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Today in Cultural Appropriation

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, May 2, 2018.

  1. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Good thing this young lady didn't wear hoop earrings without permission.
  2. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    I agree that she looks terrific in that dress, but if I were her prom date I would probably ask her to take it off.
  3. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Credit given where credit's due ... nice shot.
  4. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    I think it's a fantastic opportunity for her and all of us to consider what it's like going through life as The Other. To walk in their shoes.

    I don't think it's a fantastic opportunity to vilify a teenage girl who bought a dress at a thrift shop.

    This isn't me being old and white. It's me remembering when I was 16 or 17 and how exciting new things I'd never seen were — no matter where they were from or what culture they represented. How one week I wanted to be a punk and the next a preppy.

    Being a teenager is just one giant exercise in appropriation.
    Donny in his element likes this.
  5. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I find the coverage of this story slanted.
    Buck likes this.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I guess I'm officially an old fogey since the first thing I thought was "Damn, that slit is too high up her thigh for a school function ... or at all!"
    cyclingwriter2 likes this.
  7. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Jeans are an American cultural staple. Why the fuck are they wearing them in Asia? It's an outrage.
    HanSenSE likes this.
  8. Hermes

    Hermes Well-Known Member

    Got stuck taking pre-prom photos for the paper last week.

    (Didn't feel creepy at all, btw, as a 33-year-old taking photos of teenagers on prom night!)

    This is demure compared to most of the dresses I saw, which made it look like the AVN Awards red carpet.
  9. QYFW

    QYFW Well-Known Member

    Spoiler: It’s not.
  10. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Hermes likes this.
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Wrong, as usual.
  12. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    If you sit there and keep score on "cultural appropriation" of high school prom dresses, you are petty fucking person.
    Stoney likes this.
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