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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post

    Does that mean the fact that my Latin teacher was English and not an ancient Roman/from the Vatican was also cultural appropriation? O_o
    Lol exactly, I've never heard it applied to teachers of languages :/
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    Yeah, me either until then. Because it's so wrong to let kids dress in kimonos and use samurai swords in a class activity. Some people have no clue.

    I'm all for embracing other cultures (we live in a multicultural society!), so to hear people say it's wrong to get sugar skull tattoos or wear clothes from another culture baffles me. I don't see how it can possibly be a bad thing to decorate yourself with things from other cultures that you like and are presenting in a positive way. =/
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    I don't think it was cultural appropriation for my (English) husband to have a kilt made for our wedding in the tartan of the clan my dad has links to.
    He's marrying into my family and therefore our culture. Marrying into a Scottish family, in Scotland, it would have been weird if he didn't wear a kilt.

    He doesn't wear it "True Scotsman" style though, but that's entirely his choice.
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    I don't think it would be weird for a man not to wear a kilt if Scottish or getting married to a Scottish person, surely it's just preference rather than weird? Nor is getting married in a simple dress or suit for a lady as opposed to tons of white frills and lace.

    As for education, dressing up and learning languages I don't think that could ever be seen as appropriation, that's just crazy. I do kinda get the sugar skull thing in a way as it's linked to the Mexican/Hispanic day of the dead where they pay their respects to people who have passed over so to get one as say a tattoo (for aesthetics only) may insult someone who thinks it should be reserved for their mourning/celebrating of loss as per their culture. However it has crossed over many cultures now and integrated in many countries with people seemingly welcoming it. I think it's because of the ties to a very personal day for those people that it can be seen as possible appropriation.

    I worried about the henna aspect and since talking to a few more people have found it's extremely welcomed now that others try it out, mainly because it is not just linked to weddings and married women but also just for fashion, so if it's done just for the sake of it looking pretty in their culture then there's no real way it should offend - of course there will always be people who are closed minded and object but you get that in all areas of life.
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    I think so long as you learn about something with respect (and don't go doing something altogether dim, (like wearing a culture's mourning accoutrements as a Fun Thing at the Club as a fer-instance) then you should be fine. I'd like to think most people can understand the difference between considerate use and outright disrespect of a cultural practice.

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