Conversationally we keep wandering back to spinsters. Spinsters in my inbox, spinsters along the river, spinsters male and female wandering in and out of my life. We need a spinster library. A library of women who are able to fuck off at a moment’s notice and go do her own thing. A spinster who is…
Anonymous asked: What does appropriation of black culture mean? Why is it bad. Shouldn't it make people happy if aspects their cultures are being recognised as valuable by people from other cultures?
I know what appropriation means, but I also know it means more to other people than to me. You should read those who’ve lived through this shit. For example, here’s something Tressie McMillan wrote about Miley Cyrus vs. her world. Here’s a panel my friend Fiona did about the anxiety of otherness in fashion, with thirteen participants, all of whom are either appropriators or the appropriated or actually, usually, both. Here’s a whole Tumblr devoted to instances and analysis of cultural appropriation. If you wanna get theoretical, go back to the incredible Stuart Hall on race as language.