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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    The pizza was not an original concept, in fact to took ideas from the nations around them, such as the Greeks and Persians.

    If you can't tell the difference between the Palio and Ascot then you need to get your eyes checked.

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    But people associate pizza with Italy,not Greece

    There's a huge between palio di siena and what you guys have in the UK,but I don't see why you have to feel the need to appropriate Italian culture when you could bet on something like horse racing within the UK or football
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    But you come from neither Macedon not Greece, nor even Egypt. None of these countries, anyway, have anything like the culture that Cleopatra lived in so that is a specious reason for appropriating her long-dead culture. This seems hypocritical to me, that you don't allow me to appropriate your culture but you are happy to steal a dead person's.
    I come from the medittaranean. Do you know what's really interesting. The Arabs and medittaraneans eat similar foods,I guess cultures do tend to overlap.

    Why do you want to appropriate Levantine culture so bad?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    But people associate pizza with Italy,not Greece

    There's a huge between palio di siena and what you guys have in the UK,but I don't see why you have to feel the need to appropriate Italian culture when you could bet on something like horse racing within the UK or football
    Football. A British cultural artifact, codified by the British and wrongfully appropriated by Italians, Levantines, Greeks, Macedonians and Arabs. Can this be right?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I come from the medittaranean. Do you know what's really interesting. The Arabs and medittaraneans eat similar foods,I guess cultures do tend to overlap.

    Why do you want to appropriate Levantine culture so bad?
    They have been in one another's houses, stealing food, clothes and children for centuries, haven't they?

    I'm not going to stop eating olives.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    But people associate pizza with Italy,not Greece

    There's a huge between palio di siena and what you guys have in the UK,but I don't see why you have to feel the need to appropriate Italian culture when you could bet on something like horse racing within the UK or football
    Pizza is also associated with Chicago and New York.

    So watching a sport is appropriating it?

    Do you think before you type?

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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Pizza is also associated with Chicago and New York.

    So watching a sport is appropriating?

    Do you think before you type?

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    Nah,the first thing that comes to mind is italy!

    Watching isn't but taking part is and betting on it perhaps...who knows where cultural appropriation will end
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    They have been in one another's houses, stealing food, clothes and children for centuries, haven't they?

    I'm not going to stop eating olives.
    That's culturally appropriating said cultures.

    I don't get it, I've realised nobody seems to be talking about the own cultures on here but rather the need to appropriate other cultures because they're not content with their own. Baffles me tbh
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    So watching a sport is appropriating?
    We have not yet understood the full nonsense of the concept.

    We locals cannot eat foreign food, wear foreign clothes, parody foreigners or take on any minority cultural practice. Yet they can do all of those things in our culture. There is not thought for how the minority cooks, designers and comedians will earn their living in Britain, if they are not to encourage cultural appropriation.

    Yet we can go abroad and live as a minority and we then magically are allowed to do those things.

    British minorities can even go back to the point of their origin and still appropriate British culture, when they are not part of a minority, so by the same token, we must be able to return here and do the same.

    Nobody of sense (if there is one) in the SJW movement has actually sat down and thought about how ridiculous the whole thing is.

    I shall enjoy mocking it whenever it arises.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    the need to appropriate other cultures because they're not content with their own. Baffles me tbh
    You tell me. You are about to embark on a systematic pillaging of the intellectual property of western medicine. Why are you not content to stick with Middle Eastern beliefs?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Nah,the first thing that comes to mind is italy!

    Watching isn't but taking part is and betting on it perhaps...who knows where cultural appropriation will end
    So the world has appropriated football, rugby, cricket and golf?

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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    So the world has appropriated football, rugby, cricket and golf?

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    Most codified sport, including winter sports, were invented by the British. We brought fun into the world.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    You tell me. You are about to embark on a systematic pillaging of the intellectual property of western medicine. Why are you not content to stick with Middle Eastern beliefs?
    What do you mean by 'middle eastern beliefs'? Ah I am also a European because of my father
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    We have not yet understood the full nonsense of the concept.

    We locals cannot eat foreign food, wear foreign clothes, parody foreigners or take on any minority cultural practice. Yet they can do all of those things in our culture. There is not thought for how the minority cooks, designers and comedians will earn their living in Britain, if they are not to encourage cultural appropriation.

    Yet we can go abroad and live as a minority and we then magically are allowed to do those things.

    British minorities can even go back to the point of their origin and still appropriate British culture, when they are not part of a minority, so by the same token, we must be able to return here and do the same.

    Nobody of sense (if there is one) in the SJW movement has actually sat down and thought about how ridiculous the whole thing is.

    I shall enjoy mocking it whenever it arises.
    Ive not understood the full concept myself but I get the jist of what they're trying to say. It is more than just appropriating. As another user pointed out.

    'However, it must be noted that cultural appropriation trivializes violent historical oppression, spreads lies about marginalized cultures and perpetuates racist stereotypes.'
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Ive not understood the full concept myself but I get the jist of what they're trying to say. It is more than just appropriating. As another user pointed out.

    'However, it must be noted that cultural appropriation trivializes violent historical oppression, spreads lies about marginalized cultures and perpetuates racist stereotypes.'
    You have not understood it, yet you pile in and support it when it is clear you have not understood the enormity of its ridiculous nature. It does you no credit.

    How does it trivialise historical violent oppression? In its supporters' eyes you, not an Egyptian-Greek-Macedonian, trivialise the oppression visited on her subjects by an ancient despot queen by lauding her when dressing as her. You can see this for yourself by reading what you have quoted above. You are happy to spread a distorted stereotype by portraying her in your costume.

    Yet you claim this is OK because you can speak Arabic and your parent came from a country a few hundred miles away from where she lived, though forgetting she spoke Greek, not Arabic. If dressing as Cleopatra does, indeed, trivialise her misdeeds does it matter what the origins of the person dressing as her are? Of course not!

    But isn't two thousand years a long enough time to allow to pass and let grudges pass away? I'd have thought so. In which case, why shouldn't anyone dress as Cleopatra?

    Surely you must see the folly of this silly concept?
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Yet you claim this is OK because you can speak Arabic and your parent came from a country a few hundred miles away from where she lived
    Her mother was born in Germany so it would be correct to say a 'grandparent came from a country......'
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    (Original post by BaconandSauce)
    Her mother was born in Germany so it would be correct to say a 'grandparent came from a country......'
    The definition of tenuous links.

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    I am confused. This thread has been going on for 37 pages.
    What is everyone talking about? What is there in the topic of cultural appropriation that can fuel 37 pages worth of debate?
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    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    I am confused. This thread has been going on for 37 pages.
    What is everyone talking about? What is there in the topic of cultural appropriation that can fuel 37 pages worth of debate?
    hehe. We haven't even got to the bottom of what it is or why it should only apply to majorities yet. And there has been no discussion of how its application in the real world would severely disadvantage immigrants who work as clothes designers or who run ethnic restaurants.
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    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    I am confused. This thread has been going on for 37 pages.
    What is everyone talking about? What is there in the topic of cultural appropriation that can fuel 37 pages worth of debate?
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    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    I am confused. This thread has been going on for 37 pages.
    What is everyone talking about? What is there in the topic of cultural appropriation that can fuel 37 pages worth of debate?
    Mostly illogical drivel.

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