So this is a photo of a white girl (who has openly and repeatedly stated that Asian girls are not attractive in the past and overall denies any form of privilege) with a tattoo of Buddha on her arm.
Buddha did not want his image used in such a way (literally in the temples and from his basic teachings, you are taught not to tattoo Buddha’s image to the body), and there’s also a tat of a white lotus which stands for mental purity and spiritual perfection which is another thing you’re not supposed to advertise on yourself. But a lot of white girls like the idea of a beautiful flower growing out of mud for some reason (without even doing the research of its cultural significance before getting it as a tattoo).
Buddha isn’t some image white people can make a tatted sleeve out of because they think it’s cool and they think they can identify with one of the enlightened people of our culture. If they knew anything about Buddhism at all they’d know that having a tattoo of Buddha is offensive to the overall culture and religion. But I guess no fucks were given.
Though it’s a religion, it’s entrenched in its culture and I just find the whole thing super offensive especially since it’s a white girl who has made racist remarks in the past and decides to take from the culture and disrespect the cultural and religious image.
I’m tired of seeing white people taking from cultures without any clue of the significance and damage of the appropriation. It’s racist and a modern day perpetuation of white colonialism. But I doubt the owner cares.
I have feelings like this, too.
Those feelings also come up when I see white folks with Japanese tattoos (or tbh, any Asian tattoos).
Ok but you see you are pretty much making the exact same statement it’s just now you’re saying that you only meant that you find hot girls likable which is often a completely unnecessary statement and actually suggests that it’s their race which you are attracted to which is inherently problematic and fetishistic especially if you are a white man.
Ps was not suggesting that there was something wrong with being cishet, so I don’t know why you brought that up.
I couldn’t really understand your message but it smells like some cishet fetishistic white man logic
Cheeky boob in my favourite oriental gown :p #oriental #japanese #geisha #cleavage #tattooed #DezziDamned
Racism is not sexy
“Everybody has a preference. It’s not that big of a deal. It’s not a fetish.”
I have been grabbed on the street by drunk white men hollering at me and asking if I have a “vice grip” because apparently “Asians are tight”. Then there are the more subtle forms of fetishization, which are just as problematic and pervasive. Why do people try to play it out like this shit doesn’t matter? Who the hell are they to speak on behalf of all poc? Ugh.
Fukuko Katsuura and her son at the University of California, Berkeley on 6.13.13
Thank you, I would post more if there were people moderating…
In English? No
Shout out @skribs94 for the dope ink as always #traditional #ink #hannya #Japanese #unique #original #skribz #junkyard
I like it when white people get racist tattoos because then I know to avoid them without having to talk to them
I served these men at work yesterday - I’m pretty sure they were Japanese. I think that’s what they were speaking in… it sounded really cool. I used to watch Naruto as a kid with subtitles and loved the way Jiraiya’s voice sounded. It was so deep. And this guy’s sounded exactly like that. I think they thought I was creeping because I lingered a little bit. I wish I could just sit down and listen to them talk all day. It doesn’t even matter that I have no idea what they’re saying. It’s like a song or dance. I’m totally going to make sure I’m the one that serves them again, just saying.
That’s weird and gross don’t do that
haha no sorry, I guess I’m not really worried about asian people using the word oriental. Although I would say internalized racism could make that a problem, the people I see use oriental in a gross way is mainly from white people.
very gross and disturbing to the point I want to punch a white person the moment it comes out of their mouth