Cancel your dinner plans at that new Mexican restaurant down the street for Friday’s date night; since according feminists: eating “authentic” “ethnic” food is “culturally appropriative” and exploitative.
If you’re not fluent in the leftist-language these days, Everyday Feminists has thankfully defined “cultural appropriation” for you: “Cultural appropriation is when members of a dominant culture adopt parts of another culture from people that they’ve also systematically oppressed. The dominant culture can try the food and love the food without ever having to experience oppression because of their consumption.”
“Food is appropriated when people from the dominant culture – in the case of the US, white folks – start to fetishize or commercialize it, and when they hoard access to that particular food,” continued the insane author.
Basically, by eating “ethnic” food (note: the author excluded German, French and Italian as ethnic because it’s “still connected to ethnic roots,” or something?) without experiencing every other part of that culture, including the “oppression” you have seemingly caused to said culture, then you are guilty of “appropriating” and freezing “a culture in a particular place in time.”
Additionally, the author charged Westerners with “profiting from oppression,” “loving the food, and not the people” and solely looking to score “adventure points” from eating ethnic foods.
So, if you wish to broaden your horizons and become open to other ethnicities through their unique food in the form of appreciation or celebration, you will be condemned as exploitative (if you’re part of that “white folk” group anyway). Presumably, the left would like “white folk” to eat only “white folk” food.
But wouldn’t that make you xenophobic? And confusion mounts the more the left speaks.
This is not an isolated opinion from feminists but an encompassing worldview from all the left; for instance, a university in Canada has just “suspended” free yoga classes held on campus since yoga is now a form of “cultural appropriation.” (This was discussed at length on The Daily Wire’s podcast posted yesterday.)
The left has officially gone mad. Being open to other cultures and sharing in their customs is now oppressive – again, only if you’re white.
Image (via AP): “President Barack Obama cleans up water that spilled during a photo taken with patrons at ‘La Hacienda’ a Mexican restaurant in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, where the president ordered food to go after speaking about his executive actions on immigration.”