March 06, 2014

"Acceptable" racism

Via Insty comes this absolutely ridiculous Salon.com article where an Arab woman is miffed -- miffed, I tell you! -- that (GASP!) white women engage in belly dancing:

Google the term “belly dance” and the first images the search engine offers are of white women in flowing, diaphanous skirts, playing at brownness. How did this become acceptable?

Women I have confronted about this have said, “But I have been dancing for 15 years! This is something I have built a huge community on.” These women are more interested in their investment in belly dancing than in questioning and examining how their appropriation of the art causes others harm. To them, I can only say, I’m sure there are people who have been unwittingly racist for 15 years. It’s not too late. Find another form of self-expression. Make sure you’re not appropriating someone else’s.

That's just a sampling. There's much more neo-decontructivist PC goodness at the link.

The article is even titled "Why I Can't Stand White Belly Dancers." What might the reaction be if an article was headlined "Why I Can't Stand Black Hockey Players"? Based on author Randa Jarrar's premise, Caucasians should have a right to be upset about blacks "appropriating" a sport like hockey for their own amusement/well being/pleasure. Blacks should question how their playing hockey "causes others harm," and how they're "playing at whiteness."

Gad, PC radical feminists are just too easy to make fun of ...

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