Anonymous said: dreadlocks are cultural appropriation!
I knowwww. That is why I didn’t end up dreading it, and cut it off instead.
ITS FUCKING HAIR, ITS NOT CULTURAL APPROPRIATION ITS FUCKING HAIR OH MY FUCKING GOD PEOPLE IS THIS REALLY WHAT THE WORLD HAS COME TO?!
(Alysha this isn’t aimed at you this is aimed at the stupid fuckwit anon).
fuck off with the political bullshit relation to every day life and just enjoy shit for once. jesus fucking christ i’m pretty sure people with dreadlocks aren’t thinking that much into it they’re just enjoying their sick as fuck hairdo.
UUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHH.can you please take this one
“Growing dreadlocks, a hair practice usually associated with the Rastafarian movement, has become increasingly popular among people of African descent globally. In concert with other “makers,” dreadlocks became symbolic accompaniment to oppositional collective identities associated with the African liberation/Black Power movements. Its spread among African liberationists, womanists, radical artists of African descent reflects counterhegemonic politics. From a combined new social movement and African cultural studies perspective, this research traces the sociopolitical and historical phases of “locking.” On the microsociological level, the role that dreadlocks are perceived as playing along three main dimensions of collective identity formation: boundary demarcation, consciousness and negotiation”
Kuumba, M. Bahati, and Femi Ajanaku. “Dreadlocks: The hair aesthetics of cultural resistance and collective identity formation.” Mobilization: An International Quarterly 3.2 (1998): Abstract.
This goes beyond a case of simple culture appropriation, its a form of identity theft. Stay in your lane whites.