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 find 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.
"Culture is not meant to be kept within four walls, it should be spread."
The amount of HATE I got from this was INSANE.
I got told by people to kill myself, to throw myself under a bridge, to quit education, to get raped and so on. And that isn’t even the worse of it. I got told by Indians I was the cancer of India, that I was the worst thing, that I was worse than Hitler, that I had no purpose or meaning in life. That I was shit. Useless shit.
I did feel like dying. Because I thought I had done something very wrong, so I went to my Political Science teacher, Mrs. Alka, and told her my problem and she told me this-
"I CANNOT BELIEVE IT. We have so much from American culture. We have EVERYTHING from American culture. And now that people actually know Indian because they’re embracing our culture?
So we’re HYPOCRITES? WE TAKE AMERICAN’S CULTURE AND WE DON’T ALLOW THEM TO TAKE OURS?! SAREES LITERALLY HAVE NO MEANING. THEY’RE MADE OF CLOTH. CLOTH. You have done nothing wrong. Anyone who sends you hate, IS A NARROW MINDED ASSHOLE”
And I admit, that made me feel better. So if you send me hate for this, consider this: I have people that like me on this website, people that think I’m good. So, you WILL have to face their wrath. Also, I have an OPINION. DEAL WITH IT. So kindly, fuck off.
I’d love to wear a sari