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    (Original post by Howard)
    I know all their songs. Down to Margate; The Sideboard Song, Love Song, Give me a London Girl.......
    Well as a Canadian that might be interpreted as the wicked appropriation of Cockney culture..

    If this whole thread wasn't premised on a load of old cobblers of course!
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I am aware of the cultural practices which are almost identical to those of my own.
    Were they? Do you marry your siblings then?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Think of me as a foreigner culturally appropriating British culture?
    OK. Now tell me why it is OK for you to do that, but not OK for the British to appropriate your culture (which is your argument)?
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    when marginalized people adopt elements of the dominant culture in order to survive conditions that make life more of a struggle if they don’t.
    :toofunny:

    Just how marginalised do you think Queen-bee is? She is the daughter of rich cosmopolitans, in medical school, able to jet around the Mediterranean and the western world generally while living and being educated in the UK, without a financial care in the world?

    Yet by the Newspeak rules of behaviour she, as a minority member, can appropriate others' cultures to her heart's delight while spuriously claiming to be simultaneously ancient Egyptian-Macedonian-Greek (becasue theri incestuous culture is identical to hers, she has told us), Italian, Levantine, Arab (purely on the grounds of speaking the language), Christian, Moslem (as she knows a lot of Moslems and is vocal about Islamophobia), British and very knowledgeable, if not an expert, about Californian culture (because of her weekend trip to New York).

    Someone is pulling someone else's plonker. And I think it is both of you.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    70 hours a week is too much,why can't you just cut down
    Are you serious? You are about to start at medical school. My son's girlfriend is a qualified doctor still in the second year of her postgraduate period and she is working (and still studying) for about 100 hours per week on a silly shift pattern. This is likely to carry on for at least the next eight years.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    OK. Now tell me why it is OK for you to do that, but not OK for the British to appropriate your culture (which is your argument)?
    Please appropriate my culture :sexface:

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    (Original post by chemting)
    Please appropriate my culture :sexface:

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    Would that be appropriate? If I did it the SJW wowsers might try to insist I propitiate them and stay away from the fancy dress party. I might then use inappropriate language.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Would that be appropriate? If I did it the SJW wowsers might try to insist I propitiate them and stay away from the fancy dress party. I might then use inappropriate language.
    Well in a normal sense of the word, it means using something without permission - if I give you permission, I think it would negate your original sin of being a white male (I assume you're white?)

    Although the radfem definition involves power structures and "systematically oppressed" - not sure how to negate that one mate.

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    (Original post by chemting)
    Well in a normal sense of the word, it means using something without permission - if I give you permission, I think it would negate your original sin of being a white male (I assume you're white?)
    hehe. Of course, I would ask my non-white daughter-in-law for her permission to attend a fancy dress party in ethnic dress. I would then not be guilty of cultural appropriation. If she doesn't have the authority to allow me to do so, who does?

    In fact, I have already asked her to allow me to eat foreign food, wear foreign clothes, read foreign books, sing foreign songs and to undertake many other cultural activities. She has subjected me to rigorous examination and granted me enduring permission to carry out all of them for the remainder of my life.

    I can, therefore, never be accused of cultural appropriation without it resulting in a suit for slander or libel.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    :toofunny:

    Just how marginalised do you think Queen-bee is? She is the daughter of rich cosmopolitans, in medical school, able to jet around the Mediterranean and the western world generally while living and being educated in the UK, without a financial care in the world?

    Yet by the Newspeak rules of behaviour she, as a minority member, can appropriate others' cultures to her heart's delight while spuriously claiming to be simultaneously ancient Egyptian-Macedonian-Greek (becasue theri incestuous culture is identical to hers, she has told us), Italian, Levantine, Arab (purely on the grounds of speaking the language), Christian, Moslem (as she knows a lot of Moslems and is vocal about Islamophobia), British and very knowledgeable, if not an expert, about Californian culture (because of her weekend trip to New York).

    Someone is pulling someone else's plonker. And I think it is both of you.
    How has this got anything to do with Queen-bee? That comment was me trying to explain cultural appropriation. I never said she was in a marginalised group.

    And talking of backgrounds, I'm a working-class Irish Catholic socialist. Marginalised? I think so.
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    How has this got anything to do with Queen-bee? That comment was me trying to explain cultural appropriation. I never said she was in a marginalised group.

    And talking of backgrounds, I'm a working-class Irish Catholic socialist. Marginalised? I think so.
    You need to have a word with the Irish government. It should do better for its majorities.

    Queen-bee, a firm supporter of this silly concept, claims she is on the OK side in this debate, and can do what she likes with impunity.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    You need to have a word with the Irish government. It should do better for its majorities.

    Queen-bee, a firm supporter of this silly concept, claims she is on the OK side in this debate, and can do what she likes with impunity.
    I don't live in the Republic. I'm of a minority in the UK.

    Meh. Nothing to do with me.
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    I don't live in the Republic. I'm of a minority in the UK.

    Meh. Nothing to do with me.
    So, do you live in the mainland, where noone cares a stuff if you are Irish and will readily join in and congratulate you on St Patrick's day, and even less about you being an RC, or do you live in NI, where your political laws are protected by law (the only place in the UK where this is so)?
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    So, do you live in the mainland, where noone cares a stuff if you are Irish and will readily join in and congratulate you on St Patrick's day, and even less about you being an RC, or do you live in NI, where your political laws are protected by law (the only place in the UK where this is so)?
    As much as I enjoy your casual racism towards little bogmen like me, you've proved my point about people like me being marginalised.
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    As much as I enjoy your casual racism towards little bogmen like me, you've proved my point about people like me being marginalised.
    How?
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    hehe. Of course, I would ask my non-white daughter-in-law for her permission to attend a fancy dress party in ethnic dress. I would then not be guilty of cultural appropriation. If she doesn't have the authority to allow me to do so, who does?
    I don't think SJWs would risk undermining her marginalisation and systematic oppression™ by challenging her authority as the official appropriation permission giver, so you should be safe. Otherwise they would be acting like racist bigots, and I'm sure no SJWs would want to judge people racially and hold different races to different standards...

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    In fact, I have already asked her to allow me to eat foreign food, wear foreign clothes, read foreign books, sing foreign songs and to undertake many other cultural activities. She has subjected me to rigorous examination and granted me enduring permission to carry out all of them for the remainder of my life.



    I can, therefore, never be accused of cultural appropriation without it resulting in a suit for slander or libel.
    I guess that's what freedom feels like? Although integration, assimilation and not judging people by race could be thought to be MRA, patriarchal, white-supremacist, neo-nazi code for oppression if it doesn't comply with SJW dogma.



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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    I don't live in the Republic. I'm of a minority in the UK.
    Cry me a river.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Cry me a river.
    Taking a comment out of context to make it an easy target?I think so.

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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Were they? Do you marry your siblings then?
    I don't think modern day greek and Macedonians do such a thing and I am an only child
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    OK. Now tell me why it is OK for you to do that, but not OK for the British to appropriate your culture (which is your argument)?
    Because I'm a minority living within British culture and I must be able to speak English for me to get by,get a good job or education. There is no need for you to be appropriating Levantine/Italian culture now is there?
 
 
 

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