cultural appropriation

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NOPE, not worth it. More »


Let’s Talk About Who Bears Responsibility For Cultural Appropriation

Spoiler alert: It’s the dominant culture, not those who are historically and continually oppressed. More »


No, Beyoncé Is Not Appropriating Anything In Coldplay’s New Video

 Are white people the only ones who can be accused of cultural appropriation? The short answer: Yes. More »


People Are Furious Over Kendall Jenner’s New Fashion Campaign

“A member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan infuriating the masses? That’s unheard of!” said no one ever.

Kendall Jenner took to Instagram yesterday to announce her new modelling gig with the Spanish clothing brand, Mango. Jenner revealed that she is the new face of Mango’s fashion campaign called Tribal Spirit: a collection that was inspired… More »


University Of Ottawa Shuts Down Yoga For Disabled Students Because Of “Colonialism”

Despite her attempts at compromise, yoga instructor Jennifer Scharf’s class was still canceled in order to make classes “more interesting, accessible, inclusive and responsive to the needs of students.” More »


Allure Used A White Model To Demonstrate How To Do An Afro

Guys. Let’s get it together. More »


Why Is Lululemon Launching A Beer Called “Curiousity Lager”?

What, precisely, are you curious about, if you’re drinking this beer? More »


7 Essential Things To Know About Cultural Appropriation

Over the weekend, “Hunger Games” actress Amandla Stenberg blasted Kylie Jenner for appropriating Black culture with little to no regard for the struggles of the Black people who created it, after Jenner posted a picture on Instagram of herself wearing cornrows with the comment: “I woke up like diss.” Stenberg responded with this tweet, invoking… More »


Train Wreck African-Themed Fashion Show Had No Black Models Whatsoever

In this week’s news of egregious cultural appropriation, Japanese fashion designer Junya Watanabe showed his Spring 2016 collection at the Museum of Immigration in Paris and it was a terrible display of ersatz Colonialism that made me wince.

This looks as though J.Crew flew into a Masai tribe, stole all of their accessories… More »


We Watched And Analyzed The “Bitch I’m Madonna” Music Video

We here at the Frisky watched the debut of “Bitch I’m Madonna” this morning; Jenn and Megan debate the merits, and failings, of Madonna’s latest music video. More »


The 2015 Met Gala Could Be A Minefield Of Cultural Appropriation

“China: Through The Looking Glass” doesn’t mean you should put some chopsticks in your hair and call it a day. More »


The Soapbox: My Bindi Is Not Your Bindi

I’ve realized that there’s a rather marked difference in being proud of your culture, and having ownership over it. Both are important and necessary, but for 20-some odd years, my culture was something that happened to me, but only in the last seven years has it actually become mine.More »


Black Lives Don’t Matter At The New Republic

Ta-Nehisi Coates explains why black lives didn’t and haven’t ever really mattered to The New Republic, in relation to last week’s staffing fiasco. [Atlantic]
Regarding the UVA gang rape case and Rolling Stone’s retraction: it’s possible that journalism isn’t able to report on sexual assault with sensitivity, nuance, and truthfulness so long as… More »


An Open Letter To Iggy Azalea Regarding Her Appropriation Of Black Culture While Ignoring The Issues Faced By The Black Community

Dear Iggy Azalea,

I was a Black child of the ’90s who grew up on hip-hop and R&B. Some of my favorite adolescent memories were set to the soundtrack of the likes of Toni Braxton, Tupac, Sade, Lauryn Hill and Nas. I may have only been seven-years-old when DJ Kool announced, “Let Me… More »


Please, Please, Please Do Not Culturally Appropriate This Halloween

For the last time, please stop appropriating other people’s cultures for your Halloween costume, please, please, please. [Huffington Post]
The Washington Post will soon only have men on its masthead. [Jezebel]
Karen Levy critiques an app that puts the onus on women to protect ourselves from rape. [The Atlantic] … More »


Katy Perry Responds To Accusations Of Racial Insensitivity

“As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery. Look at someone like Kim Kardashian or Ice-T’s wife, Coco. Those girls aren’t African-American. But it’s actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic, and that’s why there’s bandages and it’s mummies. I thought that would really correlate well together… It… More »


Tech Conference Features Booth Babes In A Tee Pee, Because Of Course It Does

Holy cultural appropriation, nerds! Last week, a tech company erected a teepee at a conference and hired models to dress in faux Native American garb while they hung around outside it. [Indian Country Today Media Network]
On the scientific quest to prove bisexuality exists. [NY Times Magazine]
Meet Dorothy Irene Height, a… More »


Rihanna Got A Henna-Inspired Tattoo All Over Her Hand

Rihanna got a henna-inspired tattoo all over her hand and wrist this weekend in a grueling 11-hour tat session with artist Bang Bang McCurdy. However, as The Gloss notes, some South Asian bloggers have criticized non-Indians for getting henna tattoos as cultural appropriation. Generally, I would be inclined to agree with them, although I… More »


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