I was scrolling through the Cultural Appropriation tag and I noticed a few post about people doing basically this:
“Hey Tumblr, I want to ask you, is it ok for me to do X thing, am I appropriating your culture by doing this?”
Like why? Why do you do that? I get that you’re trying to be respectful and kind, but you’re comming here, a place where a big chunk of its users are whining bitches who have little to no understanding of how the world works and you’re asking those people for permissionas if they are the maximum figures of authority in this matter?
I propose something better, go to Wikipedia or another source of information of your trust, research what you’re trying to do (For this case let’s say, wearing a dirndl for a party), look for its history, it’s meaning, the situations where it is used, learn everything you can about them, and then after reading, make the judgement yourself if it is correct to wear it.
As long as you understand the cultural meaning and the significance of something, you have every right to use it no matter your race or nationality, you know why? Because you actually understand its meaning and you’re smart enough to know when you can use it, how you can use it, when NOT to use it and how NOT to use it.
Research it and come to the conclusion yourself, you be the one who decides what to do with your life, don’t give that power to Tumblr special snowflakes, they don’t know what they are bitching about, they just want to bitch because its easy, they are bored and they want to feel special for defending their culture according to their extremely narrow and simplistic perspective of the world.
Special Snowflakes of Tumblr DON’T EVEN HAVE CONTROL OVER THEIR OWN LIVES, and yet you’re comming here and ask them to control yours? Don’t do that people.
Reasearch YOURSELF and decide YOURSELF.