people who blatantly flirt are so infuriating like how DARE you i am Angry and dangerous not flustered and nervous shut up

hophigh:

YOU GUYS TURN ON THE SUBTITLES

AHH I NEED A MINUTE

i am going to cry i don’t have to take the SATs god is real amen 

kageyamatobiokun:

heart-raw:

kageyamatobiokun:

can i raise a tumblr sensitive subject

why is bindi considered cultural appropriation? or should i say, why is it considered gravely offensive cultural appropriation? like i am aware that it is borrowing another cultures symbol and practice sometimes for shallow reasons like fashion and stuff and the appropriator does not face the consequences of being a part of that culture but, why is it so offensive? bindis are used as fashionable accessories even in the culture they belong to and many ppl of that culture dont understand the cultural significance either

i’m sort of confused when you say gravely offensive. what cultural appropriation is not gravely offensive? and you just said that you’re aware that it’s borrowing another cultures symbol and that the appropriator does not face the consequences of being part of desi culture. even if they are used as fashionable accessories, you don’t get to start picking at our people going “it’s not like you know what it means either" because it’s our culture. 

well for example britney spears wearing a qipao to ellen is not offensive to me as a chinese person, and neither is gucci or lv making qipao inspired dresses. both are forms of cultural appropriation, and i dont enjoy the fact that these people get to pick parts of my culture that they like and make money off of it while the majority of my culture is still scrutinised by the people who consume that entertainment/fashion, but im not offended. its an important part of globalisation for ppl to exchange bits of culture.

i can see some examples where “this is my culture dont touch it” is very important but i dont see it with the qipao. i was curious about the bindi bc i just remembered that i wore it when i was a kid even tho i am not hindu in the slightest

some people from your culture might be offended by britney spears/gucci/lv, as a half indian/half chinese person i didn’t think that was an exchange of culture considering they had no idea what it meant to us in our culture. but it depends on personal ideas i guess.

it depends on the person from the culture, but if other people outside of the culture wears it without being invited to from someone from part of the culture; it is cultural appropriation no matter what.

also hindu is a religion, anyone can be hindu. a white person can be hindu but it still wouldn’t be ok for them to wear a bindi because they aren’t desi.

kageyamatobiokun:

can i raise a tumblr sensitive subject

why is bindi considered cultural appropriation? or should i say, why is it considered gravely offensive cultural appropriation? like i am aware that it is borrowing another cultures symbol and practice sometimes for shallow reasons like fashion and stuff and the appropriator does not face the consequences of being a part of that culture but, why is it so offensive? bindis are used as fashionable accessories even in the culture they belong to and many ppl of that culture dont understand the cultural significance either

i’m sort of confused when you say gravely offensive. what cultural appropriation is not gravely offensive? and you just said that you’re aware that it’s borrowing another cultures symbol and that the appropriator does not face the consequences of being part of desi culture. even if they are used as fashionable accessories, you don’t get to start picking at our people going “it’s not like you know what it means either" because it’s our culture. 

still on hiatus but i’m active on my other blog (you can message me for the link)—- but my pronouns have changed! instead of she/her and they/them my pronouns are now dei/deis/deiself 

uhhh gonna go on hiatus for a bit to work on some stuff see ya i guess