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ryannorth:

davidmalki:

"Former relationship expert Ryan North takes you on a truth-spittin’, no-holds-barred journey through the frontiers of the genderclash…Finally daring to describe fundamental natural laws that the P.C. police (and Obama-style self-appointed guardians of ‘politeness’) would rather be forgotten!
"Learn about:
• The 12 Rules Of Power Play (Hint: There’s more than 12!)
• What Penguins Do In Private – And Why We Don’t Do The Same (Anymore)
• Five ‘Magic’ Words That Guarantee She’ll Never Forget You, Ever
• The Rule Of Archimedes – In The Bedroom And The Boardroom And The Boardwalk And Park Place, Too…If You Want It, Take It!
• Wandering Womb Syndrome – Ancient Myth Or Mere Superstition? Or Something More?
• Giving Her The ‘Secret Loyalty Test’ – Before She Gives It To You
• Beat Any Paternity Suit! How To Microwave Your DNA – For Good
• Nineteen Spam-Filter-Beating Synonyms For ‘Misandry’ That Have Increasingly Cruel Connotations
• How To Deserve Any Job You Want – From Birth
• ‘I Can’t Be An Asshole If I’m Right’ – Proving This Old Maxim With Ironclad Logic
• The #1 Haircut For Getting Married – And Staying Married, If That’s What You Want
• I’m Sorry, But You Should Never Apologize. And That’s A Canadian Speaking!”
[ BOOKWAR ]

This book is a HORRIBLE LIE.  Just horrible.  I did not write this book.
The book I wrote was called NOT ALL POKÉMEN and was a documentary about Pokémon and the men who catch them (they call themselves “Pokémen”) 
(but it was only about some of them, because there are a lot of Pokémen out there and I was up against a deadline)
ALSO FOR THE RECORD THERE IS ONLY ONE KIND OF -ANDRY I’M INTERESTED IN, AND IT IS

[BOOKWAR]


OMG

this is so on-point it hurts

ultralaser:

ryannorth:

davidmalki:

"Former relationship expert Ryan North takes you on a truth-spittin’, no-holds-barred journey through the frontiers of the genderclash…Finally daring to describe fundamental natural laws that the P.C. police (and Obama-style self-appointed guardians of ‘politeness’) would rather be forgotten!

"Learn about:

• The 12 Rules Of Power Play (Hint: There’s more than 12!)

• What Penguins Do In Private – And Why We Don’t Do The Same (Anymore)

• Five ‘Magic’ Words That Guarantee She’ll Never Forget You, Ever

• The Rule Of Archimedes – In The Bedroom And The Boardroom And The Boardwalk And Park Place, Too…If You Want It, Take It!

• Wandering Womb Syndrome – Ancient Myth Or Mere Superstition? Or Something More?

• Giving Her The ‘Secret Loyalty Test’ – Before She Gives It To You

• Beat Any Paternity Suit! How To Microwave Your DNA – For Good

• Nineteen Spam-Filter-Beating Synonyms For ‘Misandry’ That Have Increasingly Cruel Connotations

• How To Deserve Any Job You Want – From Birth

• ‘I Can’t Be An Asshole If I’m Right’ – Proving This Old Maxim With Ironclad Logic

• The #1 Haircut For Getting Married – And Staying Married, If That’s What You Want

• I’m Sorry, But You Should Never Apologize. And That’s A Canadian Speaking!”

[ BOOKWAR ]

This book is a HORRIBLE LIE.  Just horrible.  I did not write this book.

The book I wrote was called NOT ALL POKÉMEN and was a documentary about Pokémon and the men who catch them (they call themselves “Pokémen”)

(but it was only about some of them, because there are a lot of Pokémen out there and I was up against a deadline)

ALSO FOR THE RECORD THERE IS ONLY ONE KIND OF -ANDRY I’M INTERESTED IN, AND IT IS

[BOOKWAR]

OMG

this is so on-point it hurts

andrewpresents:

Röyksopp & Robyn | 'Monument' (Snippet)

Norwegian’s electronic music duo Röyksopp & Sweden’s very own Robyn have joined forces for their upcoming mini-album, Do It Again, which is out May 26th via Cherrytree/Interscope. Today the two shared a snipper of their new single ‘Monument’, and it’s safe to say that this is going to be fucking brilliant. In a press release, Röyksopp and Robyn commented on the more intensely collaborative nature of the new songs. Robyn wrote, “It started to feel more like a band thing than songs for a Röyksopp or Robyn album so we’re releasing this music together as a band, you could say.”

The first single proper will be ‘Do It Again’ and that’s out on April 28. Look out this summer for Robyn and her longtime collaborators Röyksopp to embark on the “Röyksopp and Robyn Do It Again Tour 2014”. 

YOOOOOOOO

asks:
Which demographic are you referencing by « dudes »?

therealkatiewest:

People thinking they’re worth my time, thinking I value their opinion without knowing anything about them, thinking a woman (or anyone) owes them something because of their personal choices, and who are seemingly incapable of treating other people with respect, especially on the internet. These are the people I am referencing by DUDES. Not my fault they’re usually men. ಥ_ಥ

image

[basically]

jhameia:

cuteosphere:

unicorns are notorious for their hatred of posturing bro culture
(I’m debating making this girl available as a sticker and a shirt.)

i’d buy and wear that shirt

theme for today

jhameia:

cuteosphere:

unicorns are notorious for their hatred of posturing bro culture

(I’m debating making this girl available as a sticker and a shirt.)

i’d buy and wear that shirt

theme for today

therealkatiewest:

April 11, 2014
Maybe this is the one.

therealkatiewest:

April 11, 2014

Maybe this is the one.

so the best part of fargo is the explicit identification of competitive masculinity as poisonous

like billy bob thornton is basically playing tyler durden but with all the illusions of speaking truth to power sanded off, leaving just the cold amoral ruthless narcissism left behind

it’s honestly refreshing to have a show be so up front about how their charming anti-hero //is a bad person//.

Knock-Knock Jokes Written by the Three-Year-Old I Babysit

magnoliapearl:

1:

Knock Knock!

Who’s there?

Tall tall building!

Tall tall building who?

I’m just a building. I don’t even have any name. I think I will just sit still.

2: 

Knock Knock!

Who’s there?

Poop poop toilet.

Poop poop toilet who?

(CACOPHONOUS GALES OF LAUGHTER)

3: 

Knock Knock!

Who’s there?

Napkin Pal.

Napkin Pal who?

*screeching* DIDN’T YOU HEAR ME??? I SAID NAPKIN PAL!!!!

4:

Knock Knock!

Who’s there? 

A banana on your head.

A banana on my head who?

Oh, you wouldn’t know my name.

5:

Knock Knock!

Who’s there?

Everything.

Everything who?

EVERYTHING

WITCHCRAFT

WITCHCRAFT

gelaohui:

more-guy-fieri-less-whining:

ultralaser:

BBC News - Tourist ‘upset’ at Buddha tattoo row

A British tourist is “shocked and upset” after being deported from Sri Lanka for displaying a Buddha tattoo on his arm, he says.
Antony Ratcliffe, 42, from Nottingham, was turned back at Colombo’s main airport on Friday for allegedly showing a lack of respect for Buddhism.
The authorities are tough on perceived insults to Buddhism - the religion of the island’s majority ethnic Sinhalese.
But Mr Ratcliffe says the “inoffensive” body art was meant as a tribute.
[…]
"They took my passport and held me there for an hour and a half. All the time they were bringing people in to look at my arm, and they were shaking their heads.
"I was explaining my case, pleading basically, and the chief officer just told me to ‘shut up, shut up’ and he refused to talk to me."
"I like the artwork in tattoos obviously and, due to my belief in Buddhist philosophy which I have followed for many years, I thought a quality tattoo of the Buddha was rather apt.
"It wasn’t something I took lightly or did on the spur of the moment."
Eventually, Mr Ratcliffe was allowed to continue his journey to Kuala Lumpur, but faced further questioning when he landed.
"The whole experience has been a shock - it has been upsetting and a waste of my time. I’m not taking it further, but when I saw they had accused me of speaking disrespectfully about Buddhism, I had to put my side of the story", he said.

'i mean, i still don't really give a shit whether or not they were offended by my imperialist tattoo, i just can't decide if i'm more insulted that they wouldn't let me into their country to 'appreciate' the rest of their heritage, or that they think they can tell me what i don't know about buddhism'.
fucks sake, man.  #whitegirlsinheaddresses

You’re a fucking idiot. FYI Buddhists in Sri Lanka have a reputation for being bigoted and intolerant towards others btw. Weird right, non-white, non-christians can be awful people too. Wouldn’t expect some infantile liberal dipshit like yourself to realize that though.

Just because the response to an action is excessive doesn’t mean that action itself is automatically immune to criticism.

BOOM

gelaohui:

more-guy-fieri-less-whining:

ultralaser:

BBC News - Tourist ‘upset’ at Buddha tattoo row

A British tourist is “shocked and upset” after being deported from Sri Lanka for displaying a Buddha tattoo on his arm, he says.

Antony Ratcliffe, 42, from Nottingham, was turned back at Colombo’s main airport on Friday for allegedly showing a lack of respect for Buddhism.

The authorities are tough on perceived insults to Buddhism - the religion of the island’s majority ethnic Sinhalese.

But Mr Ratcliffe says the “inoffensive” body art was meant as a tribute.

[…]

"They took my passport and held me there for an hour and a half. All the time they were bringing people in to look at my arm, and they were shaking their heads.

"I was explaining my case, pleading basically, and the chief officer just told me to ‘shut up, shut up’ and he refused to talk to me."

"I like the artwork in tattoos obviously and, due to my belief in Buddhist philosophy which I have followed for many years, I thought a quality tattoo of the Buddha was rather apt.

"It wasn’t something I took lightly or did on the spur of the moment."

Eventually, Mr Ratcliffe was allowed to continue his journey to Kuala Lumpur, but faced further questioning when he landed.

"The whole experience has been a shock - it has been upsetting and a waste of my time. I’m not taking it further, but when I saw they had accused me of speaking disrespectfully about Buddhism, I had to put my side of the story", he said.

'i mean, i still don't really give a shit whether or not they were offended by my imperialist tattoo, i just can't decide if i'm more insulted that they wouldn't let me into their country to 'appreciate' the rest of their heritage, or that they think they can tell me what i don't know about buddhism'.

fucks sake, man.  #whitegirlsinheaddresses

You’re a fucking idiot. FYI Buddhists in Sri Lanka have a reputation for being bigoted and intolerant towards others btw. Weird right, non-white, non-christians can be awful people too. Wouldn’t expect some infantile liberal dipshit like yourself to realize that though.

Just because the response to an action is excessive doesn’t mean that action itself is automatically immune to criticism.

BOOM

wilwheaton:

hunkgame:

aatombomb:

vanityfair:

V.F. Portrait | Neil Patrick Harris
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz. 

God damn.

UM

I have never wanted to be a snake so bad in my life.

wilwheaton:

hunkgame:

aatombomb:

vanityfair:

V.F. Portrait | Neil Patrick Harris

Photograph by Annie Leibovitz. 

God damn.

UM

I have never wanted to be a snake so bad in my life.

zincstoat:


Debbie Harry photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, February 2014

Heroine.

zincstoat:

Debbie Harry photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, February 2014

Heroine.

caligulasterrarium:

demonicjeremy:

caligulasterrarium:

demonicjeremy:

caligulasterrarium:

demonicjeremy:

caligulasterrarium:

demonicjeremy:

this-is-cthulhu-privilege:

pinksparkledogs:

thisisnotbuddhist:

ethnicnraunchy:

holyshitimanadult:

ethnicnraunchy:

holyshitimanadult:

dottewa:

callingoutbigotry:

whitepeoplesmdh:

youngbadmanbrown:

navigatethestream:

ultralaser:

BBC News - Tourist ‘upset’ at Buddha tattoo row

A British tourist is “shocked and upset” after being deported from Sri Lanka for displaying a Buddha tattoo on his arm, he says.
Antony Ratcliffe, 42, from Nottingham, was turned back at Colombo’s main airport on Friday for allegedly showing a lack of respect for Buddhism.
The authorities are tough on perceived insults to Buddhism - the religion of the island’s majority ethnic Sinhalese.
But Mr Ratcliffe says the “inoffensive” body art was meant as a tribute.
[…]
“They took my passport and held me there for an hour and a half. All the time they were bringing people in to look at my arm, and they were shaking their heads.
“I was explaining my case, pleading basically, and the chief officer just told me to ‘shut up, shut up’ and he refused to talk to me.”
“I like the artwork in tattoos obviously and, due to my belief in Buddhist philosophy which I have followed for many years, I thought a quality tattoo of the Buddha was rather apt.
“It wasn’t something I took lightly or did on the spur of the moment.”
Eventually, Mr Ratcliffe was allowed to continue his journey to Kuala Lumpur, but faced further questioning when he landed.
“The whole experience has been a shock - it has been upsetting and a waste of my time. I’m not taking it further, but when I saw they had accused me of speaking disrespectfully about Buddhism, I had to put my side of the story”, he said.

‘i mean, i still don’t really give a shit whether or not they were offended by my imperialist tattoo, i just can’t decide if i’m more insulted that they wouldn’t let me into their country to ‘appreciate’ the rest of their heritage, or that they think they can tell me what i don’t know about buddhism’.
fucks sake, man.  #whitegirlsinheaddresses

what’s this i hear?
a country of color not taking any shit from a white person who disrespects their cultural and religious heritage?
cue that gif of oprah going “you mad?!” 

fuck your white bullshit

Yes Sri Lanka!

Yessssss I love it

Did you guys read the article?
There are white Buddhists (shocking, I know). He got it in another Buddhist nation. Like every tattoo, there was a story behind it, and his was to tribute to a Buddha.
It’s pretty telling alone that he didn’t get Laughing Buddha, the one most used for parodies and most widely known in white cultures.
But hey, maybe he’s just disrespecting an entire culture.

I fucking hate this. Not everything I do (as a white girl born in the USA or European decent) is disrespecting your culture. Asking you to explain things or spell your name is not stupidity or ignorance - it’s a genuine curiosity about who you are and where you come from. If I decide to tattoo a religious symbol of your culture or dress in clothes inspired by your culture, I’m not ‘appropriating’ your culture for ‘white girl’ purposes. Maybe I believe in the message behind them. Maybe I just think they’re pretty. You can wear jeans and printed tees, why can’t I wear a sari? If I respect and connect spiritually with Japanese traditional wedding practices, why can’t I use them? Stop assuming that because I’m a privileged white girl, I don’t respect your culture and beliefs. THAT belief makes YOU ignorant. 

Bitch did you not read the fuckin story? When people from the culture say, DON’T DO THAT. THAT IS INSULTING TO MY CULTURE, YOU ARE IN FACT DOING SOMETHING INSULTING TO THE CULTURE…you are not the fucking authority on what is and isn’t insulting to a culture that isn’t yours..and if you’re a decent human being, if you do something painful to someone and they tell you to stop, THEN FUCKING STOP…jesus h christ on a motherfuckin biscuit…what is WRONG with white people?!?!

He totally got that tattoo done after Buddhists told him not to. Definitely. That’s why he got it done in Burma, where the tattoo artist was probably Buddhist himself (as around 90% of the population there is, in fact, Buddhist, from what I can gather). Without knowing the exact story of his tattoo and him, we CANNOT assume that he continued to do something that they asked him not to and told him was disrespectful. If the tattoo artist did not think that it was a mistreatment of the image of the Buddha, I’m gonna go ahead and say that it was probably safe (seeing how, if he had done it and it HAD been a mistreatment, he would have gone to prison, and no one wants to live that far on the edge.). Did YOU not read the story? I never claimed to be any authority. I claimed to be judged prematurely based on my alabaster skin and passport. What is insulting to ME is that everyone else is allowed to appropriate western culture, but the second westerners do it, cultural appropriation is the devil. In a nutshell, lets not judge people without having a discussion with them first, okay? I mean honestly, completely honestly, I think this comes down to a very philosophical question about respect and majority and blanket statements and there is a lot of reasonable debate to be had, and I would have this cultural appropriate debate with you, I really would, but you don’t seem like you’re someone that reason would effect. At all. You seem kind of like a ragey social justice freak. You’ve completely missed my point and responded irrationally, devolving essentially into childlike name-calling and you seem unwilling to have a discussion about this, instead calling me an entitled white girl and ignoring my opinion.

I’m real tired of white- excuse me- *alabaster* people…calling me a “social justice freak” when they actually just mean scary Black lady…..and imma really need some concrete examples of when and how the appropriation of “western culture” has caused an *ALABASTER* person some real actual physical, mental, or spiritual harm…like when did someone eating velveeta and wearing blue jeans cause cultural exclusion and repression ever? 
Also, FUCK YOU I CAN BE AS RAGEY AS I WANT ESPECIALLY WHEN I SEE YET ANOTHER IGNORANT ASSHOLE DISRESPECT POC, DON’T INVALIDATE MY ANGER….

bolded for emphasis.

Just because western culture has imposed spiritual and cultural oppression in the past, does not mean every white person is out to cause everyone other than them harm. We don’t go and scream at German people about previous being a nazi regime (or at least we shouldn’t) because the people today are not the people back then.
That being said, I agree that we don’t know who this guy is or what his reason for getting the tattoo was. I ALSO agree that Sri Lanka has all the right to get upset about what they think is culturally offensive…however, I can’t ignore the fact that I feel it also has a lot to do with a white man, in Sri Lanka, with an image of Buddha on his arm. Here in Asia it’s not exactly commonplace to see a white Buddhist…only cause there aren’t a lot of white people anyway. There are, also, ignorant white people who don’t know jack about Asian culture and do stupid stuff like wear shirts that have Chinese proverbs or images of Buddha without appreciating it…HOWEVER, I have to say there is just as much cultural ignorance with western culture in Asia as there is ignorance about Asian culture in the western world. Asia has a huge idea that Americans are totally ignorant idiots. At least I hear that a lot in China and here in Taiwan….they also think they are corrupt, all of them. Which is obviously not true. I know plenty of good and honest white folk and plenty of extremely serious white Buddhists. I don’t know anything about this guy, he could be a follower of Buddhism and this is his way of appreciating Buddhism. He could be an idiot who thinks Buddha looks cool on his arm. I doubt he had any knowledge of this being offensive in Sri Lanka though, and if he got the tattoo in Burma, someone would have probably told him if it were offensive before he got it for a pointless reason.
Anyway, all this white bashing…c’mon guys what the hell. I don’t think he is a white dude, coming in the name of the western world, to shit on all of Sri Lanka. If you think he’s being culturally offensive, it’s probably because he’s being an ignorant fool and not a white person. Being a white person does not automatically make you a culturally offensive, oppressive imperialist enforcer. If this was anyone of any other sort of race, there probably wouldn’t be a huge fuss. Yes, some white people think they are entitled, yes some white people think they are better than other races. But guess what, so do people of other races. Just because white people did bad shit in the past does not mean they are all like that now. It should be treated with a case by case approach, just like everything.
Sincerely,
A half white, half asian,
American, Dutch, and Taiwanese national
With a heavily Buddhist influenced background.
Being racist applies to ALL races. Don’t be a dick.

I want to get a laughing buddha now. Just to hurt whiny SJW feewings

>Dude gets Tattoo not knowing it was hurtful to other’s culture>Gets stopped going to country of origin for said culture>Native supporters of culture don’t like tattoo>Guy tries to defend his position >Natives deny his every motive saying it is disrepectful either way >Guy gets hurt>Culture standsI’m just going to say this first. You’re all bunch of racist immature assholes defending nothing. Secondly, respect and embrace the idea of education. Not self righteous hate or insoburdinate hurting of someone who isn’t like you.
This dude got a tattoo of a culture he followed and was very much interested in, but like every human being. He made a mistake. The natives have every right to be offended, but instead of educating him, they just shamed him. This is wrong. Having something that offends a culture without knowledge is a mistake. Not educating someone is wrong. Stop being stuck up bitches. People make mistakes. Now shut up you racists sacks of shit.

"country of origin of said culture"
Way to show your own ignorance on the subject!
Sri Lanka is an island. The Buddha was not born on an island; no one’s entirely sure where he was born, but it was likely in Nepal. A quick Google search reveals that Buddhism originated in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. If you have something reliable that convincingly demonstrates that the island of Sri Lanka is the geographical origin of Buddhism, please share!
Now, you should note that Buddhism is a religion, not a culture. This man says he was a follower of the religion. He got a tattoo of a figure he looked up to, the founder of his religion. To say that just because he’s white, he can’t be Buddhist, is fucking racist. You may as well say that Koreans can’t be Christian.
If this had been a Korean man getting stopped in Rome for a tattoo of Jesus you cultural appropriation idiots would be on the exact opposite side.

I used culture and country for generlization purposes. I know the story, and I know about budhism rise from nepal and its current struggles and what not. Point I’m trying to argue is that is pisses me off that something as simple as not being educated got turned into a “I hate priviledge white people” and “Down with the SJW” propaganda by tumblr people. It aggravates the shit out of me cuz its racist as shit.

So you admit that you were treating all South Asian peoples (or perhaps all Buddhist peoples?) as one “country” and culture. I’d say “at least you’re being honest” but no, you’re still pretending that’s not ignorant and racist.
Sri Lanka does not own Buddhism, and telling anyone they can’t practice a religion because of their race is hella racist, dude.
I’d love to know how you’d react to a follower of a Korean church being deported from a Christian country for having a tattoo of Jesus. It will tell me if you’re a cultural isolationist or just a regular racist.

It is racist and ignorant. You also missed the point where i said I wasn’t using a specific race or religion or anything for generilization** purposes. Point I tried making was that someone got shamed for something he didn’t know offended someone else, and reading above said comments making fun and hating on other races is racist but they wave under the flag of “Anti SJW” and say it isn’t racist. Everyone in this website is racist. Me included.

But apart from one person saying they’ll get a laughing buddha just to piss off sjws, I don’t see anyone being racist towards Sri Lankans or antagonizing buddhists.  This comment thread features sjws saying “whitey shoulda known that converting to buddhism is racist” and you defending the Sri Lankan government’s “white people can’t be buddhist” policy while also claiming that Sri Lanka is the origin of Buddhism and/or that all South Asian cultures are the same.

Saying that the sri lanka goverment was wrong for shaming the dude. And half of the thread is racist as is.

But you’re also defending the Sri Lankan government’s decision to label this as disrespectful, as if white people can’t be buddhist, by calling his tattoo of the founder of the philosophy he follows “a mistake.”

what fresh fucking hell is this
white britons can be buddhists, but that does not make their opinions about what buddhism is and what is ‘respectful to buddhism’ equal to the opinions of sri lankans who have been practicing buddhism since before the fall of rome and the birth of christ
sri lanka did not create buddhism as a whole, but after two and a half thousand years of continuous practice, they do get to lay claim to //sri lankan buddhism// and set some ground rules //in their own country//
further, i wonder if part of sri lanka’s fundamentalist nationalist opposition to westerners coming in and being real casual about their cultural history is related to the decades long colonial occupation by white britons who tried to stamp out their ancient faith and convert them all to christianity
when white britons show up in their country with a tattoo of the buddha and didn’t even do enough research to know to keep it covered up, that plays into old imperial patterns
when white britons get booted out and cry about how unfair it is that their feelings were disrespected by sri lanka - while missing out that they are being given exactly as much respect and consideration individually //from// sri lanka as they gave collectively //to// their hosts, and i don’t mean historically, i mean it’s nakedly narcissistic to trample all over people’s feelings and then claim //you// are the victim when they get upset - that is real casual imperialisn in the form of ‘my opinion as an individual white man is equal to or greater than //an entire brown country’
you children are hilariously ignorant about history and power dynamics and how colonialism works and also, ironically  //buddhism// and how it manifests culturally all over se asia - you can’t swap the positions in this situation and have parity because a lone white briton in sri lanka has the same imperial cultural weight behind him as all of britain against a lone sri lankan.  buddhism in sri lanka is more like judaism in israel or mormonism in utah.  the actual western monotheistic corollary is if borat went to jerusalem.  also those dutch muhammad cartoons, but white westerners loved them too bc we’ve been exhorted to hate the muslims since 1095.
you kids are also being really embarassingly transparent by leaping to the defense of this one dude’s absolute inviolate freedom as a proxy for //your own//.  you’re so caught up in a white-supremacist imperialist system you can’t even see it

caligulasterrarium:

demonicjeremy:

caligulasterrarium:

demonicjeremy:

caligulasterrarium:

demonicjeremy:

caligulasterrarium:

demonicjeremy:

this-is-cthulhu-privilege:

pinksparkledogs:

thisisnotbuddhist:

ethnicnraunchy:

holyshitimanadult:

ethnicnraunchy:

holyshitimanadult:

dottewa:

callingoutbigotry:

whitepeoplesmdh:

youngbadmanbrown:

navigatethestream:

ultralaser:

BBC News - Tourist ‘upset’ at Buddha tattoo row

A British tourist is “shocked and upset” after being deported from Sri Lanka for displaying a Buddha tattoo on his arm, he says.

Antony Ratcliffe, 42, from Nottingham, was turned back at Colombo’s main airport on Friday for allegedly showing a lack of respect for Buddhism.

The authorities are tough on perceived insults to Buddhism - the religion of the island’s majority ethnic Sinhalese.

But Mr Ratcliffe says the “inoffensive” body art was meant as a tribute.

[…]

“They took my passport and held me there for an hour and a half. All the time they were bringing people in to look at my arm, and they were shaking their heads.

“I was explaining my case, pleading basically, and the chief officer just told me to ‘shut up, shut up’ and he refused to talk to me.”

“I like the artwork in tattoos obviously and, due to my belief in Buddhist philosophy which I have followed for many years, I thought a quality tattoo of the Buddha was rather apt.

“It wasn’t something I took lightly or did on the spur of the moment.”

Eventually, Mr Ratcliffe was allowed to continue his journey to Kuala Lumpur, but faced further questioning when he landed.

“The whole experience has been a shock - it has been upsetting and a waste of my time. I’m not taking it further, but when I saw they had accused me of speaking disrespectfully about Buddhism, I had to put my side of the story”, he said.

‘i mean, i still don’t really give a shit whether or not they were offended by my imperialist tattoo, i just can’t decide if i’m more insulted that they wouldn’t let me into their country to ‘appreciate’ the rest of their heritage, or that they think they can tell me what i don’t know about buddhism’.

fucks sake, man.  #whitegirlsinheaddresses

what’s this i hear?

a country of color not taking any shit from a white person who disrespects their cultural and religious heritage?

cue that gif of oprah going “you mad?!” 

fuck your white bullshit

Yes Sri Lanka!

Yessssss I love it

Did you guys read the article?

There are white Buddhists (shocking, I know). He got it in another Buddhist nation. Like every tattoo, there was a story behind it, and his was to tribute to a Buddha.

It’s pretty telling alone that he didn’t get Laughing Buddha, the one most used for parodies and most widely known in white cultures.

But hey, maybe he’s just disrespecting an entire culture.

I fucking hate this. Not everything I do (as a white girl born in the USA or European decent) is disrespecting your culture. Asking you to explain things or spell your name is not stupidity or ignorance - it’s a genuine curiosity about who you are and where you come from. If I decide to tattoo a religious symbol of your culture or dress in clothes inspired by your culture, I’m not ‘appropriating’ your culture for ‘white girl’ purposes. Maybe I believe in the message behind them. Maybe I just think they’re pretty. 

You can wear jeans and printed tees, why can’t I wear a sari? If I respect and connect spiritually with Japanese traditional wedding practices, why can’t I use them? 

Stop assuming that because I’m a privileged white girl, I don’t respect your culture and beliefs. THAT belief makes YOU ignorant. 

Bitch did you not read the fuckin story? When people from the culture say, DON’T DO THAT. THAT IS INSULTING TO MY CULTURE, YOU ARE IN FACT DOING SOMETHING INSULTING TO THE CULTURE…you are not the fucking authority on what is and isn’t insulting to a culture that isn’t yours..and if you’re a decent human being, if you do something painful to someone and they tell you to stop, THEN FUCKING STOP…jesus h christ on a motherfuckin biscuit…what is WRONG with white people?!?!

He totally got that tattoo done after Buddhists told him not to. Definitely. That’s why he got it done in Burma, where the tattoo artist was probably Buddhist himself (as around 90% of the population there is, in fact, Buddhist, from what I can gather). Without knowing the exact story of his tattoo and him, we CANNOT assume that he continued to do something that they asked him not to and told him was disrespectful. If the tattoo artist did not think that it was a mistreatment of the image of the Buddha, I’m gonna go ahead and say that it was probably safe (seeing how, if he had done it and it HAD been a mistreatment, he would have gone to prison, and no one wants to live that far on the edge.). Did YOU not read the story? 

I never claimed to be any authority. I claimed to be judged prematurely based on my alabaster skin and passport. What is insulting to ME is that everyone else is allowed to appropriate western culture, but the second westerners do it, cultural appropriation is the devil. In a nutshell, lets not judge people without having a discussion with them first, okay? 

I mean honestly, completely honestly, I think this comes down to a very philosophical question about respect and majority and blanket statements and there is a lot of reasonable debate to be had, and I would have this cultural appropriate debate with you, I really would, but you don’t seem like you’re someone that reason would effect. At all. You seem kind of like a ragey social justice freak. You’ve completely missed my point and responded irrationally, devolving essentially into childlike name-calling and you seem unwilling to have a discussion about this, instead calling me an entitled white girl and ignoring my opinion.

I’m real tired of white- excuse me- *alabaster* people…calling me a “social justice freak” when they actually just mean scary Black lady…..and imma really need some concrete examples of when and how the appropriation of “western culture” has caused an *ALABASTER* person some real actual physical, mental, or spiritual harm…like when did someone eating velveeta and wearing blue jeans cause cultural exclusion and repression ever? 

Also, FUCK YOU I CAN BE AS RAGEY AS I WANT ESPECIALLY WHEN I SEE YET ANOTHER IGNORANT ASSHOLE DISRESPECT POC, DON’T INVALIDATE MY ANGER….

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Just because western culture has imposed spiritual and cultural oppression in the past, does not mean every white person is out to cause everyone other than them harm. We don’t go and scream at German people about previous being a nazi regime (or at least we shouldn’t) because the people today are not the people back then.

That being said, I agree that we don’t know who this guy is or what his reason for getting the tattoo was. I ALSO agree that Sri Lanka has all the right to get upset about what they think is culturally offensive…however, I can’t ignore the fact that I feel it also has a lot to do with a white man, in Sri Lanka, with an image of Buddha on his arm. Here in Asia it’s not exactly commonplace to see a white Buddhist…only cause there aren’t a lot of white people anyway. There are, also, ignorant white people who don’t know jack about Asian culture and do stupid stuff like wear shirts that have Chinese proverbs or images of Buddha without appreciating it…HOWEVER, I have to say there is just as much cultural ignorance with western culture in Asia as there is ignorance about Asian culture in the western world. Asia has a huge idea that Americans are totally ignorant idiots. At least I hear that a lot in China and here in Taiwan….they also think they are corrupt, all of them. Which is obviously not true. I know plenty of good and honest white folk and plenty of extremely serious white Buddhists. I don’t know anything about this guy, he could be a follower of Buddhism and this is his way of appreciating Buddhism. He could be an idiot who thinks Buddha looks cool on his arm. I doubt he had any knowledge of this being offensive in Sri Lanka though, and if he got the tattoo in Burma, someone would have probably told him if it were offensive before he got it for a pointless reason.

Anyway, all this white bashing…c’mon guys what the hell. I don’t think he is a white dude, coming in the name of the western world, to shit on all of Sri Lanka. If you think he’s being culturally offensive, it’s probably because he’s being an ignorant fool and not a white person. Being a white person does not automatically make you a culturally offensive, oppressive imperialist enforcer. If this was anyone of any other sort of race, there probably wouldn’t be a huge fuss. Yes, some white people think they are entitled, yes some white people think they are better than other races. But guess what, so do people of other races. Just because white people did bad shit in the past does not mean they are all like that now. It should be treated with a case by case approach, just like everything.

Sincerely,

A half white, half asian,

American, Dutch, and Taiwanese national

With a heavily Buddhist influenced background.

Being racist applies to ALL races. Don’t be a dick.

I want to get a laughing buddha now. Just to hurt whiny SJW feewings

>Dude gets Tattoo not knowing it was hurtful to other’s culture
>Gets stopped going to country of origin for said culture
>Native supporters of culture don’t like tattoo
>Guy tries to defend his position
>Natives deny his every motive saying it is disrepectful either way
>Guy gets hurt
>Culture stands
I’m just going to say this first. You’re all bunch of racist immature assholes defending nothing.
Secondly, respect and embrace the idea of education. Not self righteous hate or insoburdinate hurting of someone who isn’t like you.

This dude got a tattoo of a culture he followed and was very much interested in, but like every human being. He made a mistake. The natives have every right to be offended, but instead of educating him, they just shamed him. This is wrong. Having something that offends a culture without knowledge is a mistake. Not educating someone is wrong.
Stop being stuck up bitches. People make mistakes. Now shut up you racists sacks of shit.

"country of origin of said culture"

Way to show your own ignorance on the subject!

Sri Lanka is an island. The Buddha was not born on an island; no one’s entirely sure where he was born, but it was likely in Nepal. A quick Google search reveals that Buddhism originated in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. If you have something reliable that convincingly demonstrates that the island of Sri Lanka is the geographical origin of Buddhism, please share!

Now, you should note that Buddhism is a religion, not a culture. This man says he was a follower of the religion. He got a tattoo of a figure he looked up to, the founder of his religion. To say that just because he’s white, he can’t be Buddhist, is fucking racist. You may as well say that Koreans can’t be Christian.

If this had been a Korean man getting stopped in Rome for a tattoo of Jesus you cultural appropriation idiots would be on the exact opposite side.

I used culture and country for generlization purposes. I know the story, and I know about budhism rise from nepal and its current struggles and what not.
Point I’m trying to argue is that is pisses me off that something as simple as not being educated got turned into a “I hate priviledge white people” and “Down with the SJW” propaganda by tumblr people.
It aggravates the shit out of me cuz its racist as shit.

So you admit that you were treating all South Asian peoples (or perhaps all Buddhist peoples?) as one “country” and culture. I’d say “at least you’re being honest” but no, you’re still pretending that’s not ignorant and racist.

Sri Lanka does not own Buddhism, and telling anyone they can’t practice a religion because of their race is hella racist, dude.

I’d love to know how you’d react to a follower of a Korean church being deported from a Christian country for having a tattoo of Jesus. It will tell me if you’re a cultural isolationist or just a regular racist.

It is racist and ignorant. You also missed the point where i said I wasn’t using a specific race or religion or anything for generilization** purposes.
Point I tried making was that someone got shamed for something he didn’t know offended someone else, and reading above said comments making fun and hating on other races is racist but they wave under the flag of “Anti SJW” and say it isn’t racist.
Everyone in this website is racist. Me included.

But apart from one person saying they’ll get a laughing buddha just to piss off sjws, I don’t see anyone being racist towards Sri Lankans or antagonizing buddhists.  This comment thread features sjws saying “whitey shoulda known that converting to buddhism is racist” and you defending the Sri Lankan government’s “white people can’t be buddhist” policy while also claiming that Sri Lanka is the origin of Buddhism and/or that all South Asian cultures are the same.

Saying that the sri lanka goverment was wrong for shaming the dude.
And half of the thread is racist as is.

But you’re also defending the Sri Lankan government’s decision to label this as disrespectful, as if white people can’t be buddhist, by calling his tattoo of the founder of the philosophy he follows “a mistake.”

what fresh fucking hell is this

white britons can be buddhists, but that does not make their opinions about what buddhism is and what is ‘respectful to buddhism’ equal to the opinions of sri lankans who have been practicing buddhism since before the fall of rome and the birth of christ

sri lanka did not create buddhism as a whole, but after two and a half thousand years of continuous practice, they do get to lay claim to //sri lankan buddhism// and set some ground rules //in their own country//

further, i wonder if part of sri lanka’s fundamentalist nationalist opposition to westerners coming in and being real casual about their cultural history is related to the decades long colonial occupation by white britons who tried to stamp out their ancient faith and convert them all to christianity

when white britons show up in their country with a tattoo of the buddha and didn’t even do enough research to know to keep it covered up, that plays into old imperial patterns

when white britons get booted out and cry about how unfair it is that their feelings were disrespected by sri lanka - while missing out that they are being given exactly as much respect and consideration individually //from// sri lanka as they gave collectively //to// their hosts, and i don’t mean historically, i mean it’s nakedly narcissistic to trample all over people’s feelings and then claim //you// are the victim when they get upset - that is real casual imperialisn in the form of ‘my opinion as an individual white man is equal to or greater than //an entire brown country’

you children are hilariously ignorant about history and power dynamics and how colonialism works and also, ironically //buddhism// and how it manifests culturally all over se asia - you can’t swap the positions in this situation and have parity because a lone white briton in sri lanka has the same imperial cultural weight behind him as all of britain against a lone sri lankan. buddhism in sri lanka is more like judaism in israel or mormonism in utah. the actual western monotheistic corollary is if borat went to jerusalem. also those dutch muhammad cartoons, but white westerners loved them too bc we’ve been exhorted to hate the muslims since 1095.

you kids are also being really embarassingly transparent by leaping to the defense of this one dude’s absolute inviolate freedom as a proxy for //your own//. you’re so caught up in a white-supremacist imperialist system you can’t even see it

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Can I just say that one of my very favorite parts of Winter Soldier was Nick Fury cocking an eyebrow at the police officers side-eyeing his expensive vehicle and sneering, “You wanna see my lease?”

Because the idea of Nick Motherfucking Fury having to deal with shit as disgusting and petty as racial profiling is sort of painfully realistic and heartbreaking.  He’s hugely, massively powerful, and he’s sitting in his bulletproof car pondering decisions of worldwide import, but also he gets pulled over sometimes and asked for his registration because the police assume he stole it.  

Ack.  I was just so pleased that they included that line.

yeah the import of that really struck me the second time I watched the movie.

The driving while black bit was one of my favorite parts.

Yeah, this really struck me the second time when I wasn’t just sitting there terrified his car would blow up at any moment. It really makes you think of all the shit he had to go through to get where he is today and still the police give him the side eye when he drives up in an expensive car. Also, obviously we find out later they’re HYDRA agents but the car chase scene is literally a bunch of white guys in police uniforms shooting at a single black man and it’s an image we’ve seen a million times (on the news, in the movies, even on Agents of Shield with Mike Peterson) only this time the police are the bad guys and we’re rooting for Nick. I just thought, especially in the context of scene preceding it where it’s made clear that Nick’s had to deal with racism and profiling that it was a interesting choice to make HYDRA the police.

Or as he’s driving through the city with all these people disguised as cops chasing him and shooting at him and knowing that nobody would even think that he might be innocent and in need of help.

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