if i had a dollar…
If I had a brick
sorry if I’m off topic but I’m so sick of people characterizing violent crime as “musta been mental illness” it throws us mentally ill people under the bus by perpetuating the stereotype that we’re dangerous
cant we just say there was something going on with that one guy?
ur totally right, many men don’t react violently when faced with rejection.
it was only this one guy.
July 28th, 2014: Out and about in New York City
im gonna fuckin throw up
Okay, okay calm down, people.
While you are all losing your mind over ‘cultural appropriation” of an Indian dress, nobody actually consulted THE INDIANS.
In our country, if a foreigner wears an Indian saree, we actually appreciate it. It shows that the foreigner respects us enough to try our clothes. And the saree, mind you, is not a religious thing. Hindus can wear sarees, Muslims can wear sarees, Sikh’s can wear sarees, Jain’s can wear sarees and so on.
Like Americans have short dresses, compare that with sarees. Going to a party? Saree. Going to temple? Saree, and so on.
Some Indians wear it, some don’t. Some hate it and think its oppressing, some love embracing the unique style.
Point is, don’t hate on her for wearing this. Don’t hate on anyone for wearing sarees or any variations of sarees. We love to see others embracing our culture. Why do you think we open our gates to allow everyone to practice yoga and fins spiritual meaning?
Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread.
I did not know this. That is really interesting to find out. Thanks for the information.
Okay so I’m gonna start off by saying that I’m Indian. I had the fuckin privilege of moving over to America when I was about 3-4 years old.
1)You talk about consulting Indians about this, but you have failed to mention the many other Indians that responded to this in a negative way. Yeah sure, there might be some Indians okay with it. Doesn’t mean all the Indians are okay with it.
2)Culture is meant to be shared, but not in this way. There is a huge difference between cultural appropriation and appreciations. Not sure if you realized what Gaga is wearing, but she is wearing jewelry that would be usually worn at A WEDDING. THAT STYLE OF JEWELRY IS WORN AT A FUCKING WEDDING. THE BRIDE WEARS THAT KIND OF JEWELRY AT A WEDDING. Yet, she wore it at some random event. Let’s be honest, Gaga probably doesn’t give two shits about what she’s wearing. She’s wearing it as an accessory, something that looks “cool” and “fashionable”. And wearing something/ doing something from a different culture doesn’t necessarily mean respect for that culture. Ever hear of “blackface”?
3) Last time I checked, saree=/= a short dress.
4)Yoga is practiced more as an exercise than a spiritual connection.
5)Gaga is white. She is so very,very white. She will not get any shit for wearing this. Now replace her with an Indian woman. The Indian woman will get so much hate for wearing a saree. She will probably get called a terrorist and bashed on the way that she looks for not fitting the euro-centric ideas of beauty. I want to wear Indian clothes at school. I really do. But just imagine what kind of comments I’ll receive.
6) You can’t appropriate “white culture”. Why? Because there’s no such thing. I can show you the hundreds of thousands of pictures of white people appropriating other cultures.
Just because one Indian says it’s okay doesn’t mean all Indians say it’s okay.
Gaga wearing this saree is not an example of cultural appreciation.
If an Indian wore Indian clothes out in public, they would be ridiculed. But A WHITE PERSON WEARING INDIAN CLOTHES???? Fucking fashion statement.
THEY FUCKING WENT THERE.
You wrecked me and
OMFG OKAY SO one of my classmates, L, came into lesson late this morning wearing a full circle princess dress, and eye shadow and eyeliner. He said to our teacher, “Sorry I am late” as we all looked up, he sat down. It was followed by laughter and giggles mostly from girls. Some of the boys were just in awe.
"Why are you wearing a dress, L?" I asked him
“Because I felt like looking pretty today” He smiled confidently but seemed quite conscious that everyone went a little quiet.
THEN my friend (you can see her hand in the picture, holding a blue marker) walks in and says, “WHAT THE FUCK, thats taking the piss.”
I quickly said, ” He looks great, he can wear whatever he wants”
She goes, ” No yeah I KNOW but what the fuck he puts on eyeliner and wears dresses better than I do!”
that’s gonna be me in a few years
he’s hella cute 1000/10
when u want to be friends with someone but you have no idea how to start a friendship with them and you’re just kinda like
Hey, what’s Winnie the pooh’s favorite color?
No it’s red because of his shirt
No, it’s yellow because he loves honey
You have no idea what you’re talking about
DID I FUCKING STUTTER?
Things heating up at the Winnie the Pooh fandom
what a difference 50 years can make
Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests
so there’s a pigeon i used to pass by in my old neighborhood all the time and he was really fat because people would just toss him food and literally he sat in the middle of the sidewalk and people would just step over him, he wouldn’t even flinch. seriously you could sit down next to him and just feed him and he would be chill.
he was there every day and all us locals would affectionately refer to him as ‘lard-ass’