I'm also an interested reader of feminist, though they haven't accepted my membership requests yet. I'm a member of kissmyass_cosmo, a community with sort of a self-explanitory name, though it's about way more than Cosmo.
Ok, anyway- I liked that post by karnythia here and in feminist. Somebody in feminist commented with a link to an essay by bell hooks, and I thought the essay was great (gotta read more of her!) I posted my reactions to that article on kissmyass_cosmo:
There are a lot of comments on that thread, but there's one I wanted to ask about over here: that white people wearing dreadlocks is "appropriation".
I'm going to reply to that commenter to ask what they mean by that, but I thought I'd also ask you all to help educate me.
So, after that long explanation :)- What is appropriation? (and what isn't?) How wrong is it? I'd really appreciate your thoughts, thanks!