rootworkn:

How does someone elses culture exist simply for the liberation and ‘empowerment’ of privileged white women?

Belly dance does not exist for you to find yourself, ignite your passion, rediscover your womanhood, or embrace your sexuality.

But does that make it inherently wrong for any white woman to participate in belly dancing?

(via faineemae)

strangeasanjles:

the-fly-agaric:

caring more about animals than humans is not a sign of empathy, it is a way to distance yourself from problems that makes you uncomfortable.

when you talk about the treatment of animals and say “what if this was done to humans!?” remember that this was, or still is done to humans.

I have zero patience for people who prioritize Veganism over anti-racism and feminism

Exactly my stance.

Fair point but I don’t understand why many people view animal rights and human rights to be mutually exclusive. Atrocities are committed against animals; the fact that atrocities are also committed against humans does not negate that fact. They’re two different things that both deserve attention.

(Source: the-fly-on-fire, via the-great-dictator)

faineemae:

why on earth would you tell two muslim women that “we need more slutwalks” in response to hijab banning

what

That is most … huh. Where did someone say this? I want to look into this.

Anonymous asked: For Mblostma: I'm from Nepal and my whole family is Hindu. My aunt married a Christian-Indian man. When she has parties at her house, mostly all of the Christian ladies from my uncle in law's of the family where bindis. So no, bindis are a cultural thing in India, not religious. You might be referring to tikas (the red marking made from powder and water, what most people like to call "Gandhi dots).

twinkleofafadingstar:

also like DAMN SON IT’S NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY TO EDUCATE YOU

WHAT THE FUCK IS WITH WHITE PEOPLE AND NOT WANTING TO TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER

YOU DON’T TAKE SHIT THAT DON’T BELONG TO YOU THAT’S LIKE SOME PRESCHOOL-LEVEL SHIT RIGHT THERE

mblostma:

twinkleofafadingstar:

white girls can’t wear bindis because in sixth grade one time i was dropped off at school by my aunt who was wearing a bindi at the time and some girl’s mom whispered to her friend how she would never let her daughter play with me because my family had…

Why? I really want to understand.

twinkleofafadingstar:

white girls can’t wear bindis because in sixth grade one time i was dropped off at school by my aunt who was wearing a bindi at the time and some girl’s mom whispered to her friend how she would never let her daughter play with me because my family had probably been happy about 9/11 and then four years later that daughter showed up to school wearing a bindi as part of her “”“boho”“” look

fight me

What … does that have to do with all white girls? Tone is hard to convey in writing so I just want to establish that I’m saying everything calmly and with 100% sincerity and desire to understand. A bindi is a Hindu decoration, right? So, it’s inappropriate to wear it if you’re not Hindu (like if you’re just going through a boho stage). But Hinduism is a religion and religion isn’t limited to ethnicity. It seems to me that the only people who can’t wear bindis are non-Hindus. Regardless of color.

(via faineemae)

Baelfire

"To what extent should the cultural setting of a Disney film (or any film for that matter) impact the storyline? Is changing the location and the cast’s ethnicity, without tailoring the story to fit the culture, color-blind screenwriting or cultural appropriation?"

(Source: videshimagazine)

videshimagazine:

Disney Polynesian Princess Film in the Works