November 24, 2015

Left-wing feminist website claims eating ethnic food is 'racist' and 'cultural appropriation'

Rebel Staff

Looks like the next time you're really craving Chinese you're going to get a side order of 'racist' from the far-left.

Insanely left-wing website “Everyday Feminism” has written a guide titled “Being a Foodie Without Being Culturally Appropriative”.

We managed to stomach up the will-power to go through the 'guide' so you don't have to. Hat tip to Daily Wire.

It begins by saying, “Mainstream media has made a spectacle out of foods from seemingly exotic places. I’ve also observed a lot of White chefs create “Asian-inspired” dishes. When going out to eat, I notice many “Asian-fusion” themed restaurants where chefs combine all the countries and flavors in the vast and diverse continent of Asia and throw them together on both plate and menu.”

Sounds like the embodiment of tossed salad multiculturalism. Does the left have a problem with that all of a sudden?

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The writer, Rachel Kuo, continues a few paragraphs down, “It’s frustrating when my culture gets consumed and appropriated as both trend and tourism.”

She rambles on, “When it comes to food, what’s appropriation and what’s not can be tricky to think about. Cultural appropriation is when members of a dominant culture adopt parts of another culture from people that they’ve also systematically oppressed. The dominant culture can try the food and love the food without ever having to experience oppression because of their consumption.”

So, you got all that? Trying tasty ethnic food is bad because you've never experienced oppression. I guess we should just let sushi and Mexican places go out of business.

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“But, food is appropriated when people from the dominant culture – in the case of the US, white folks – start to fetishize or commercialize it, and when they hoard access to that particular food. When a dominant culture reduces another community to it’s cuisine, subsumes histories and stories into menu items – when people think culture can seemingly be understood with a bite of food, that’s where it gets problematic.”

Since when do only white people eat ethnic food? Can black people not like Asian food?

She then proceeds on with the 'guide' providing a step-by-step process of how not to be a racist when wanting to eat.

Step four titled “loving the food, not the people” states, “America has corporatized “Middle Eastern food” like hummus and falafel, and some people might live by halal food carts, but not understand or address the ongoing Islamophobia in the US.”

Needless to say, this guide is a good way to lose your appetite if you're trying to lose weight.

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commented 2015-11-27 06:42:31 -0500
No one, outside of a very small circle of nutters, takes what Ms Kuo says here seriously. I’m pretty sure even a lot of extreme leftist, very young, never been in the real world students, reading her diatribe on the cultural misappropriation of humus, just shake their heads.
commented 2015-11-27 03:27:00 -0500
And if I ever catch you eating jellied lamprey on white bread, from the Baltic Sea, and drinking Aldaris ZELTS beer, you are “toast”!….
commented 2015-11-27 03:23:06 -0500
So Rachel Kuo!… Promise?… No more of those damn butter fried, onion slathered, pirogies, with a dollop of sour cream, for you ever again eh?…Promise?… (Not that I give a big “rat’s ass” or believe in your sincerity for one second)…
commented 2015-11-27 00:21:34 -0500
Using toilet paper is a cultural appropriation from the Chinese but I am not going to stop using it anytime soon. If they were really serious about cultural appropriation they would take the toilet paper out of the feminist washrooms.
commented 2015-11-25 11:32:50 -0500
Maybe Miss Kuo and friends should put their money where their mouths are and make a real protest – like some of her fellow travelers are doing now – and sew their mouths shut in protest…
commented 2015-11-25 09:27:21 -0500
" They will take my bubble tea from me when they pry it from my cold dead hands ".
commented 2015-11-25 09:08:53 -0500
No point being a moron if you can’t prove it……….
commented 2015-11-25 07:28:51 -0500
Well, I take offence at the use of the word “white” … I’m pigmently challenged.
commented 2015-11-25 03:18:29 -0500
So what do we say about the Asians, Indians, North Africans or Africans who eat Western food, dress in Western fashions, and their appropriation of Western language? What about Native people who appropriate Western devices, such as cars, use buses, or fly by aircraft?

Does Ms Kuo not realise that she has appropriated our language? From her name, I would have to ask, does she use forks? Wear Western clothes? Does she use Western designed showers and baths or does she wash by a stream or river? Does she eat Western style food?

I feel that her writing using a Western language, and probably a Western invented computer (or pen or typewriter) she has appropriated my culture without having lived the creation of the Magna Carta and Western history. I feel so violated!
commented 2015-11-25 01:25:13 -0500
Leftists are sounding more like muslim Imams as every day passes. I’m not surprised as society seems to be getting dumber. Wynne and Trudeau got voted in.
commented 2015-11-25 01:17:34 -0500
How do these idiots ever get any enjoyment out of life? I wonder if we can convince them to hate themselves and maybe self destruct.
commented 2015-11-25 01:15:19 -0500
So is a woman sexist of she swallows?
commented 2015-11-25 01:14:51 -0500
I always thought it was because i like the taste of some ethnic foods, it was just my racism all along. I FEEL SHAME!
commented 2015-11-25 01:02:12 -0500
I don’t mean in the way that Kathleen Wynne want to train the kids—— Just strait up screwing. Normal stuff.
commented 2015-11-25 00:58:57 -0500
Is it Ok for culturally diverse people to fuck?
commented 2015-11-24 23:45:33 -0500
Can’t wait to see the cultural expropriation skulls explode in Walmart aisle 3 during the “black” Friday sales.
commented 2015-11-24 23:43:15 -0500
these feminist idiots are worse than isis. stop giving them media time and they’ll go away when they realize that real women don’t care what they have to say.
commented 2015-11-24 23:34:11 -0500
Ironic… good little housewife jokes gave-way to stupid blonde joke which have now given way to feminist jokes / ridicule…. little do they know that their crazy ideology serves the exact opposite purpose of their endeavour.
commented 2015-11-24 21:06:27 -0500
@feminists + @sjwSTOP EXHALING Cabon Dioxide you are too stupid to be provided air to breath!
Jesus Loves you, so please visit him ASAP!
But before you asphyxiate yourselves, please get me some Perogies and Ginger Beef!
commented 2015-11-24 20:39:56 -0500
The big bad boogeyperson forces me to wear a brassier….the big bad boogeyperson won’t give me an orgasm….the big patriarchal oppressor still lives at home with his mother….and what about my menstrual cramps? the big bad boogeyperson doesn’t care about my menstrual cramps….that is the problem….the big bad boogeyperson is insensitive to the social injustice that womyn face….THE BIG BAD BOOGEYPERSON NEEDS SENSITIVITY TRAINING!!!!

When someone declares themselves to be a “feminist”….they have made a career investment in being chronically dissatisfied….and THAT makes an ideal partnership with modern “Journalism”…..think about it…….:-)

commented 2015-11-24 20:17:23 -0500
I live in the middle of the continent. If I eat lobster, am I some kind of a bigot?
commented 2015-11-24 19:57:40 -0500
You are what you eat. Kathleen Wynne?
commented 2015-11-24 19:37:17 -0500
So? Who cares what this… “woman”… thinks? I’ll order Chinese takeout, or Vietnamese, or Thai, or even Egyptian shish kabab… Oh! Maybe some curried rice…!

Big deal…
commented 2015-11-24 19:33:05 -0500
The real idiots and bigots are male politicians/media members who actually think modern Feminist represents the Female voice, and cater to them because of it.

That is the real bigoted Misogynist attitude to think the modern modern Feminist represents the typical woman.

Stephen Harper did so, as he gave $100,000 to the Pro-Feminist White Ribbon campaign, which is nothing but a male bashing campaign labeling all men as inherently violent toward women.

Ironically, it was because such Male Politicians idiotically chose to believe what Feminists claimed to do, instead of actually judging their actions, thus refused to give such Feminists equality by making accountable for their sexism, female chauvinism and misandry (men hatred), like their sexist, male chauvinistic, misogynist male equivilant are thankfully made accountable today, which caused Marc Lepine to take matters into his own hand and kill 10 innocent women he thought were guilty Feminist, effectively making making martyrs of such sexist, female chauvinistic men haters.

Real brainacs and bigots these male politicians are in continuing to believe Feminists represent the typical female, when the typical female does not prove a mental case like Lepine continually right by “wanting to have their cake and eat it too” as what Lepine accurately stated about Feminists
commented 2015-11-24 19:21:53 -0500
Again, I repeat….. One World, one HUGE Insane Asylum! The girl REALLY needs to get a life.
commented 2015-11-24 19:15:25 -0500
starting to understand the blind hysterical frenzy of lefitsts/feminists. If this is the sort of daily indoctrination of fear mongering they subject themselves too it is no wonder that at the slightest perceived offense they immediately launch into a tirade of hurling slurs of oppression and racism.
commented 2015-11-24 19:04:55 -0500
life must be a coast if this is all they can find to whine about – there are no more battles for 3rd wave fembos, so now it seems they want the right to be neurotic and taken seriously.
commented 2015-11-24 17:58:08 -0500
So I guess we should refuse to allow these Syrians to live in insulated homes with furnaces, treated water; refuse to allow them to wear heavy winter clothing, refuse to allow them to eat pasta, sushi, salmon and a host of other foods; as it would be racist and a cultural genocide to do so!

Using that mentality, it might be better to just leave them at home in Syria.
commented 2015-11-24 17:25:28 -0500
The world is full of people who seem to have nothing else to do than complain even it is about insignificant and meaningless items. I suppose they do not complain if a non-white person consumes and enjoys North American food despite not having experienced the stresses of North American lifestyle which demands we tolerate the right of the complainers despite their never having risked their lives for their freedom to be idiots – just like the Pot-Smoking Camp Counsellor and his Card Carrying Communist Daddy who also refused to fight for the freedoms he and his incompetent son enjoys by attrition despite their cowardice! And I do not suppose these same complainers are willing to stand outside a Mosque and complain about the mistreatment of women in their Koran supported manner. They will not risk their lives over their concerns. Oh well, such are the freedoms even nitwit nut-cases have in Canada!