“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” - George Bernard Shaw
OVE this metaphor.
cultural appropriation is putting fireflies in a jar
and letting them light up your bedroom
as you drift off to sleep.
and when you wake up all the lights have flickered out
but only when you’re older do you realize
you slowly suffocated them so
that you could enjoy their glow.
LOVE this metaphor.
ok so here’s the thing
the consumption of dog meat IS ACTUALLY A PART OF CHINESE CUISINE. SHOCKER. chinese people have been eating dog meat for centuries. the taboo against eating dog meat is primarily a western convention and in recent years, countries that have traditionally eaten dog meat like china and korea have issued legislation preventing the consumption of dog meat BECAUSE OF WESTERN INFLUENCE. in fact, it is actually illegal in hong kong - i mention this because of recent asks about hong kong.
the stereotype of asians of any ethnicity as dog eaters is specifically a way to demonize asians for our “weird” and “disgusting” foods when OBJECTIVELY SPEAKING, dog meat is really no different from any other meat. but the construction of dog meat itself as abhorrent is a white supremacist tool to dehumanize asians regardless of this fact, and the fact that equally disgusting foods (like fucking foie gras is FATTY DUCK LIVER FROM FORCE FED DUCKS and rocky mountain oysters are fucking BULL TESTICLES). but it’s only disgusting for asians to eat these kinds of food because we’re ~weird and exotic~.
there is literally nothing wrong with dog meat except what the white man tells you is wrong. (well, also the inhumane treatment of slaughterhouse dogs but that’s another story, and other food animals are raised in equally inhumane conditions in the west.)
edit: i also don’t like this undertone of “oh, we chinese don’t really eat dog meat, it’s those damn koreans that do it”…
But no one eats their work and companion animals. Where the buffalo became closest to man, it was transformed into a sacred cow. Horses are a special part of the American mythology. It makes young girls cry to learn the French eat them (horses, not young girls, so far as I know). The Western revulsion towards eating dogs and cats isn’t simply a tool of white supremacy, though it has been used as such; it is a completely organic response to Western cultural conditions, no different from the contempt Chinese once felt towards peoples who drank the milk of species of which our mothers were not members.
P.S. The southern Chinese eat things that make the northerners squeamish, too, and find exotic. Food taboos aren’t necessarily racist.
wtf is this derailing white person response…
It is a response to wtf you wrote.
sorry what i meant is why did you think your voice was necessary to this discussion, no1 gives a shit about what you have to say
I’m just glad you put your stupidity out there. It’s unfortunate, though, because you just undermined some valid points you were trying to make about cultural relativism with your racial (and slightly racist - everyone should care what everyone has to say about anything, because good points and logic can come from everywhere) parochialism.
But I’m sure you feel very proud of yourself for your futile screeching.
aaaaand here it is folks, another white person trying to tell a POC what their proper place is.
What the fuck “no one eats their work and companion animals” uhmmm please tell that to farmers fucking everywhere who used cows to plow fields and considered them good friends, they still eat beef
Also what is fucking racist is that certain European countries still eat dog meat to this day and they don’t get called out don’t believe me over here
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/01/02/dog-cat-meat-farmers-switzerland—-legal_n_2395276.html (tw for animal cruelty in the photos at the bottom)
and yet the first photo in that article about dog meat consumption is about stuff in China instead of Switzerland typical racist response tbh
So yeah, food taboos might not be inherently racist, but screeching over “omg the barbaric asians” when other people of other races and ethnicities do it too and conveniently forgetting to mention it is fucking racist
i.e food taboos can be used to further orientalist, racist stereotypes