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    (Original post by 0123456543210)
    It is a shameless breach of the Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. This is pretty much a space where you can't express your views if they are unpopular and a place to go for defective people to try to get away from reality.
    If it's a breach of human rights,why do university campuses have them?
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    There are so many genuinely important things you can get upset about rather than looking for excuses to get annoyed about SJWs...
    Usually people get into a lot of heated debates about cultural appropriation,on Twitter.
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    There is also these stories:

    Students attack uni canteen's Asian food for 'cultural appropriation':
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...opriation.html

    Free Ottawa yoga class scrapped over 'cultural issues':
    http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/11/20/...ultural-issues


    :rolleyes: :facepalm:
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    If it's a breach of human rights,why do university campuses have them?
    Public demand, there are quite a lot of people who can't accept the reality, because they are offended by it in some way. It's also a popular place for wanky hippies who get offended by the thought of someone, somewhere possibly getting offended.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    on Twitter.
    Number one on the things that don't matter.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Number one on the things that don't matter.
    Yes but that's where it all begins.many people on Twitter disagree with cultural appropriation. Some people are genuinely hurt by this whole cultural appropriation thing
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    If it's a breach of human rights,why do university campuses have them?
    Because it's not really a breach of Human Rights.

    2. The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.

    So basically article 10 declares freedom of expression in part 1 and swiftly kills it off in part 2.
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    WTF

    DID THE PARTY HAPPEN YET?!

    Of course not, right? It's not like there was a riot outside the party venue being shut in the middle of the party.

    They just made a big deal out of this so everyone can moan about how dumb cultural appropriation is.

    And look!

    It's working!

    :rolleyes:

    Next in news:

    My 62 year old neighbour cancelled her knitting bookclub meeting this friday for heavy rain

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    oh right no one cares about THAT
    because it's just a stupid ****ing party
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    (Original post by Unkempt_One)
    Because it's not really a breach of Human Rights.

    2. The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.

    So basically article 10 declares freedom of expression in part 1 and swiftly kills it off in part 2.
    So,what do people do in a safe space? Do all British unis have a safe space?
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    (Original post by Josb)
    There is also these stories:

    Students attack uni canteen's Asian food for 'cultural appropriation':
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...opriation.html

    Free Ottawa yoga class scrapped over 'cultural issues':
    http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/11/20/...ultural-issues


    :rolleyes: :facepalm:
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    Oh look guys. let's so rep a white guy who is mocking ethnic issues with his fancy links!

    :rolleyes::facepalm:
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Yes but that's where it all begins.many people on Twitter disagree with cultural appropriation. Some people are genuinely hurt by this whole cultural appropriation thing
    I am genuinely hurt by Islam and the Koran. Should we ban them?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Yes but that's where it all begins.many people on Twitter disagree with cultural appropriation. Some people are genuinely hurt by this whole cultural appropriation thing
    And those people are morons, unfortunately Twitter allows their opinions to be heard worldwide.

    Cultural appropriation is a stupid term as nobody owns culture, most cultures are amalgamations of other cultures taking a bit of this and a bit of that to make a new culture. To say that someone is stealing a culture or using it inappropriately is retarded. Culture is there to be shared and changed. If you don't like it, go and live as hermit clinging to your precious culture, or it that appropriating hermit culture?
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    And those people are morons, unfortunately Twitter allows their opinions to heard worldwide.

    Cultural appropriation is a stupid term as nobody owns culture, most cultures are amalgamations of other cultures taking a bit of this and a bit of that to make a new culture. To say that someone is stealing a culture or using it in appropriately is retarded. Culture is there to be shared and changed. If you don't like it, go and live as hermit clinging to your precious culture, or it that appropriating hermit culture?
    But these activists don't see it that way. All they see is somebody,who has little knowledge about their particular culture,trying to mock it or gain popularity and being praised for it by dressing a certain type of way.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    So,what do people do in a safe space? Do all British unis have a safe space?
    That's a very good question. Maybe we should organise an expedition (lol).

    No, not all universities.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    But these activists don't see it that way. All they see is somebody,who has little knowledge about their particular culture,trying to mock it or gain popularity and being praised for it by dressing a certain type of way.
    I think this is the central point though, mockery is not a legally sanction-able form of speech or something you get to insulate yourself from.
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    I'm genuinely interested in attending a safe space and talking to the students. I feel like cultural appropriation is a big issue that's being discussed a lot in the media,on our university campuses etc. So,it would be interesting to hear peoples thoughts
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    (Original post by Josb)
    I am genuinely hurt by Islam and the Koran. Should we ban them?
    Freedom of religion.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I'm genuinely interested in attending a safe space and talking to the students. I feel like cultural appropriation is a big issue that's being discussed a lot in the media,on our university campuses etc. So,it would be interesting to hear peoples thoughts
    Cultural appropriation is a thing! lol you'll only hear otherwise from certain whites and ethnic sellouts.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Freedom of religion.
    But not the freedom of wearing a sombrero or eating sushi?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    But these activists don't see it that way. All they see is somebody,who has little knowledge about their particular culture,trying to mock it or gain popularity and being praised for it by dressing a certain type of way.
    These "activists" can see it anyway they like, that is the beauty of the culture they reside in.

    What is wrong with mocking culture?
    What is wrong with using culture for your own interests?

    Nobody owns culture, it is free for anyone to use it however they please whether that be negatively or positively.
 
 
 
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