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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    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.
    Three hours and two pages later we still haven't come to a conclusion?

    Okay:
    1. 'Cultural Appropriation' is a non issue. There are many more things we need to be offended about (i.e. People still thinking the world is flat. wtf?)

    2. It's strange that it only applies to white people. Once my Lebanese friend came to a Halloween party dressed up as Prince Babajide the internet scammer and no one batted an eyelash. I wonder what would happen if it was a white person that did that.

    3. If one wishes to borrow and incorporate parts of foreign culture one finds beautiful/interesting then they can by all means.

    4. If we stop cultural appropriation my (Nigerian) mum's Chinese restaurant will get closed down and you don't want me to be poor do you?



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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Who's culture am appropriating that isn't similar to my own???? So if a modern day Greek or Macedonian or Egyptian chose to dress up as her it's also cultural appropriation?
    Why do you wriggle about this? You claim to be a CA supporter yet you are arguing very persistently for the right to do exactly what CA says people should not do. You are coming across as someone who wants to oppress someone, and Greek-Macedonian-Egyptians are your chosen target, perhaps because you think you can get away with it.
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    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    Three hours and two pages later we still haven't come to a conclusion?
    Of course we have, those of us who are sane. But QB is now arguing that she has the right to oppress people, which is very funny.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Why do you wriggle about this? You claim to be a CA supporter yet you are arguing very persistently for the right to do exactly what CA says people should not do. You are coming across as someone who wants to oppress someone, and Greek-Macedonian-Egyptians are your chosen target, perhaps because you think you can get away with it.
    Their culture is not alien to that of my own,why won't you listen. I'm not in a position of power for me to 'oppress' anyway.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Their culture is not alien to that of my own,why won't you listen. I'm not in a position of power for me to 'oppress' anyway.
    How can you be part of a culture that was 2,000 years removed from you, that spoke a language nobody speaks any more, that was based in a country you have no connection with, and practised sibling marriage, just to name the most obvious things?

    I am not in a position of power vis a vis minorities, so CA would not apply to me for that reason, eh?
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    How can you be part of a culture that was 2,000 years removed from you, that spoke a language nobody speaks any more, that was based in a country you have no connection with, and practised sibling marriage, just to name the most obvious things?

    I am not in a position of power vis a vis minorities, so CA would not apply to me for that reason, eh?
    Would the same thing then apply to modern day Greeks and Egyptians and Macedonians? Or it is just Levantine people you're against?

    Nah,see it would still apply to you
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Would the same thing then apply to modern day Greeks and Egyptians and Macedonians? Or it is just Levantine people you're against?

    Nah,see it would still apply to you
    Why? If you are excluded through having no personal power, why am I not too?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Their culture is not alien to that of my own,why won't you listen. I'm not in a position of power for me to 'oppress' anyway.

    I know you repped me and I appreciate that but lets be honest that won't be happening again for a while but didn't you say your origins were Arabian and didn't the Muslim Arabs oppress the Africans of egypt wasn't Cleopatra an African? Isn't that therefore the exact opposite of cultural appropriation?
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    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.
    Did queen bae say that about the MMR?
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    (Original post by N-R-G)
    I know you repped me and I appreciate that but lets be honest that won't be happening again for a while but didn't you say your origins were Arabian and didn't the Muslim Arabs oppress the Africans of egypt wasn't Cleopatra an African? Isn't that therefore the exact opposite of cultural appropriation?
    She has as much Arab blood in her as me.
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    (Original post by N-R-G)
    I know you repped me and I appreciate that but lets be honest that won't be happening again for a while but didn't you say your origins were Arabian and didn't the Muslim Arabs oppress the Africans of egypt wasn't Cleopatra an African? Isn't that therefore the exact opposite of cultural appropriation?
    Arabian in a sense that I'm from Syria but I'm not exactly an Arab,I just speak the language,nor am I a Muslim. According to good bloke,cleopatra is actually Greek/ Macedonian,similar to my Levantine heritage
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    (Original post by N-R-G)
    Did queen bae say that about the MMR?
    I don't know. Not in this thread. It is an example of why doctors must think before leaping in to support something they don't understand.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    She has as much Arab blood in her as me.
    Oh right what's she going on about then? It doesn't matter.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Maybe to you these matters are just trivial but it looks not to others and the universities providing them with safe spaces

    I really want to check out the KCL one and I wonder if my new university will have one
    You keep trying to make it seem this safe spaces were created because of the threat of cultural appropriation. This is simply not the case. They were created for the permanently offended to be shut away from the world so that they don't have to interact with normal people. Safe spaces are for all of the SJW victims.

    Perfect for you.

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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Why? If you are excluded through having no personal power, why am I not too?
    Why won't you answer my question about modern day Greek and Macedonian culture?

    You know why,check the definition of CA
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Arabian in a sense that I'm from Syria but I'm not exactly an Arab,I just speak the language,nor am I a Muslim. According to good bloke,cleopatra is actually Greek/ Macedonian,similar to my Levantine heritage
    She was related I think to the ancient Greek royal family but I'm sure she was African. Oh what's Levantine?
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    You keep trying to make it seem this safe spaces were created because of the threat of cultural appropriation. This is simply not the case. They were created for the permanently offended to be shut away from the world so that they don't have to interact with normal people. Safe spaces are for all of the SJW victims.

    Perfect for you.

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    I'm not an SJW,Being a minority I understand where these victims are coming from and I'm glad they're being catered for if it is mentally and emotionally damaging
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    (Original post by N-R-G)
    She was related I think to the ancient Greek royal family but I'm sure she was African. Oh what's Levantine?
    Ask good bloke,he seems to know a lot about my people.
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    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    Three hours and two pages later we still haven't come to a conclusion?

    Okay:
    1. 'Cultural Appropriation' is a non issue. There are many more things we need to be offended about (i.e. People still thinking the world is flat. wtf?)

    2. It's strange that it only applies to white people. Once my Lebanese friend came to a Halloween party dressed up as Prince Babajide the internet scammer and no one batted an eyelash. I wonder what would happen if it was a white person that did that.

    3. If one wishes to borrow and incorporate parts of foreign culture one finds beautiful/interesting then they can by all means.

    4. If we stop cultural appropriation my (Nigerian) mum's Chinese restaurant will get closed down and you don't want me to be poor do you?



    /end thread
    Just read Queen Bee logic to see why it has gone on so long.

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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Arabian in a sense that I'm from Syria but I'm not exactly an Arab,I just speak the language,nor am I a Muslim. According to good bloke,cleopatra is actually Greek/ Macedonian,similar to my Levantine heritage
    To be from Syria you actually have to be from Syria (not born in the UK to a German Mother and an Italian father.)

    Are you from Syria Queeny
 
 
 
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