"While being an effective social-media activist, Abdel-Magied is not a particularly good writer, which means identity-as-victim is therefore valuable currency at a writers festival."
"Almost every cultural practice we engage in is the byproduct of centuries of cross-cultural pollination." Excellent piece from .
My new piece in about the dangerous nonsense that is cultural appropriation
"The notion that a person can be held as responsible for actions that he or she did not commit strikes at the very heart of our conception of human rights and justice."—
Cultural Appropriation: “How victimhood became a moral currency dependent on defining and policing the boundaries of human identity.” A great essay by ⁦⁩.
How victimhood became a moral currency dependent on defining and policing the boundaries of human identity.
Concerns about cultural appropriation in literature have mounted. These complaints are baffling: What, exactly, is cultural appropriation?
Interesting thoughts from Lehman on identity as currency and Shriver's speech at Brisbane. The Evils of Cultural Appropriation via
The evils (or lack thereof) of cultural appropriation.
"Without cultural appropriation we would not be able to drink tea or use chopsticks or speak English or apply algebra, or listen to jazz, or write novels": In short: cultural appropriation is where culture comes from, philistines