All Asian people love food. Arguably no one loves food more than Koreans. If you’ve ever been to a Korean restaurant you know that they will bust out a dozen little dishes of appetizers before you even order drinks. For Koreans it’s not a real meal unless you’ve busted out more or less everything in the refrigerator and put at least half of it in on the table.
For reasons #100-Infinity Why Koreans are Awesome check out the Korean Food Gallery. So many drool-worthy pictures and links to great recipes.
[Oi Muchim aka spicy cucumber salad (appetizer)]
[Galbi aka marinated beef spare ribs aka “Korean BBQ”]
Have I mentioned that Koreans do BBQ and fried chicken better than Black folks? I have put decades of careful and neutral research into this.
[Jap chae aka vermicelli noodles with sesame oil and delicious veggies]
girl-non-grata asked: I'm just really tired of the implication that unless something is universally applicable to all cultures (which is im-fucking-possible) then it is flawed and "problematic" and exclusionary and counter-productive.
If people want an issue to be addressed in a way best applicable to the culture, then they should take up arms and address it (like what the Slutwalks are doing). Human culture is too diverse to find any movement that isn't "problematic" in some way for some group somewhere.
i just think that “taking up arms and addressing it” is a lot easier for white american women to do. that’s the whole point. i don’t think anyone said the slutwalks are counter-productive. there are a whole lot of movements with perfectly good intentions that are problematic, or exclusionary without being counter-productive. there’s no need to be so defensive- it’s really just about understanding- yeah, this isn’t a perfect thing we got going on here, but i think we’re on the right track- let’s examine what’s problematic about it and maybe try to make some changes to it to minimize the problematic-ness of it?
I had a tumblr dream last night.
We were all at a Halloween party and I forgot my costume and the only person who would lend me clothes was Birmingham Drunk, so thank you to her.
As for the rest of you…
HAHAHAHAHA that is great! i actually have about 3 old cat costumes from halloween’s past, so i could no doubt lend you a pair of cat ears and a tail!
“As a Muslim feminist woman of color, I cannot relate to Slutwalks as it caters mostly to the definition of emancipation set by white women. Slutwalks deviate in terms of delivering the message against sexual assault. It turns a blind eye to women of cultures where flimsy clothes don’t necessarily lead to rapes. Muslim women get raped too. Nassim Elbardouh is right. “Do Not Rape” Walk sounds better. This isn’t to say that I don’t support Slutwalks. I simply can’t relate to a liberating movement that does not liberate nor acknowledge me. Western feminism, despite its undeniable achievements, still perpetuates the image of a white woman as the liberated one. If these feminists do claim to represent all women, they need to understand the dynamics of the cultures other women hail from. Don’t care if you’re wearing a thong or burka, no one has the right to rape you. Burka clad brown Muslim women get raped too. Represent us. I want a movement that represents me regardless of my color and creed. End victim blaming and rape culture by representing everyone.” — Mehreen Kasan, Slutwalk & Representation by Mehreen Kasana | redhead bouquet (via redrosehips)
I think this person is kind of missing the point. Dressing in slutty clothing for the march is ironic. The point is that no matter what you do, rape culture will find a way to make you the slut and make it your fault. Whether it’s for Western dress, or for simply wearing short sleeves, or because you worked outside of the home or were unaccompanied by a male relative in public. The Slutwalks aren’t just about clothing, but about confronting a culture of victim blaming. Dressing suggestively is a way of saying, look how fucking ridiculous this whole thing is, seriously. THE WHOLE POINT is that it doesn’t matter what a woman is wearing, be it a thong or a burqa, it is not the victim’s fault and “sluts” (ie women who “deserve it”) are NOT the “only” ones to be assaulted.
There were Muslim women in headscarves at the Boston Slutwalk and I was overjoyed to see them there. There were also several women in “normal” clothing with signs stating that that is what they were wearing when they were assaulted.
Yes, this movement has a Western slant to it BECAUSE IT STARTED IN THE WEST. But the fundamental message is not about espousing Western norms, but about the inherent WRONGNESS of blaming the victim, regardless of where they were, what they were doing or what they were wearing, suggestive or not, short skirts or short sleeves.
agreed i.e. the irony, and the inherent wrongness of blaming the victim, but this definitely isn’t the first time i’ve seen a POC say that the slutwalks are alienating to them, and because of that i think it’s not our place to say they’re missing the point. if anything we’re missing the point by not listening to them. the slutwalks have been overwhelmingly lily white, and while i don’t think anyone’s actively trying to make this a white feminist movement, it most definitely looks and feels that way. there were several other posts floating around talking about this that i wish i could find now- can anyone help me out?
while i do see what the entire idea behind the slutwalk is geared towards, and fully agree, i feel like once again white feminists kind of forgot about about everyone else. it’s like, oh hey, yeah, women who aren’t white and american are out there too dealing with this shit too.