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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Mostly illogical drivel.

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    Which sums up cultural appropriation very neatly.
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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?
    LOADS! its great I'm really enjoying the party musics great fancy a drink?








    WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN a cambridge Egyptian
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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......'
    Hahah she still identified as being Syrian
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    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?

    I have understood some parts of it at least,but it's more than cultural appropriation apparently there's also elements of racism involved. I'm still reading up on it

    Nobody is stopping you from also dressing up as cleopatra my dear. Sure,some aspects of it are somewhat confusing but I get why people are complaining about cultural appropriation and given counselling
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    The definition of tenuous links.

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    She was still a proud Levantine
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I'm still reading up on it
    Perhaps you can explain why you leapt in to defend and support the concept before you understood. It. I hope you don't do anything similar as a medical student or doctor.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    She was still a proud Levantine
    A German Levantine.

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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Perhaps you can explain why you leapt in to defend and support the concept before you understood. It. I hope you don't do anything similar as a medical student or doctor.
    I do understand,like I've said,it covers more than just 'cultural appropriation' , it's is a huge topic
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    A German Levantine.

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    I've never heard her call herself that once but yes it makes sense
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    given counselling
    Anyone that needs counselling for cultural appropriation should take good look at their lives and work out where they went so wrong.

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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Perhaps you can explain why you leapt in to defend and support the concept before you understood. It. I hope you don't do anything similar as a medical student or doctor.

    Why shouldn't a doctor defend concepts or something? Whats the harm in that, some people?
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Anyone that needs counselling for cultural appropriation should take good look at their lives and work out where they went so wrong.

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    Precisely what counsellors are there for, wazok.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Anyone that needs counselling for cultural appropriation should take good look at their lives and work out where they went so wrong.

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    I chuckled! Give them a break,they're clearly distraught by this
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    (Original post by N-R-G)
    Precisely what counsellors are there for, wazok.
    No, counsellors are for people who actually need help, not someone who saw a white person eating a curry.

    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I chuckled! Give them a break,they're clearly distraught by this
    No.

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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    No, counsellors are for people who actually need help, not someone who saw a white person eating a curry.

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    Wrong counsellors are for people who can afford one.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    No, counsellors are for people who actually need help, not someone who saw a white person eating a curry.



    No.

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    you don't have any empathy?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I do understand,like I've said,it covers more than just 'cultural appropriation' , it's is a huge topic
    How can cultural appropriation include more than cultural appropriation? Is it like the Tardis?
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    (Original post by Greenlaner)


    Damn you!! Now I have to retreat to my safe space, listen to some calming whale music and hug a golden retriever for about 5 hours.
    PRSOM.
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    (Original post by N-R-G)
    Why shouldn't a doctor defend concepts or something? Whats the harm in that, some people?
    The problem lies in supporting something you don't understand. Take the vaccination and autism scandal. Would you think it a good idea that doctors leap in and support those that claimed that MMR vaccine causes autism without examining the evidence and understanding the issue first? I don't.
 
 
 
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