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    👑RebYidd23
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    Joseph probably thinks cultural sensitivity is for goyim. CTLAWYER would probably say choosing a culturally sensitive costume is basic human decency. Gadolhadorah probably thinks wearing an offensive costume should be a punishable crime.

    #1454406

    iacisrmma
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    IMHO, I don’t think adults should be wearing costumes at all. Children can choose any costume they wish.

    #1454431

    Joseph
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    iac, why do you object to adult men wearing a costume on Purim?

    #1454453

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
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    Will you be offended if I dress up as RebYidd23? (I would wear a t-shirt saying what my costume is)

    #1454456

    👑RebYidd23
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    So iacisrmma, it’s okay if children wear blackface?

    #1454477

    Joseph
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    RY23, of course. Don’t be so politically correct.

    #1454491

    👑RebYidd23
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    So if my own opinions happen to overlap with “political correctness”, I have to just do the offensive thing? You sound like a total Jew.

    #1455130

    Toi
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    I think it depends on whether they are actually offensive, like blackface, or dumb things that fairy snowflakes think are offensive.

    #1455137

    Joseph
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    Why is blackface offensive? It’s whiteface offensive too? Is dressing Chasidish offensive?

    #1455141

    👑RebYidd23
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    RebYidd23 costumes are not only acceptable but welcomed. I’d love to see some RebYidd23s this Purim. A nice RebYidd23 costume consists of a RebYidd23 shirt and a crown.

    #1455139

    👑RebYidd23
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    If you really don’t know why blackface is offensive, GIYF.

    #1455162

    Joseph
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    Google says it isn’t offensive. Thank you for the suggestion.

    #1455198

    👑RebYidd23
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    Really? Google never talks to me. For me it just links to other sites.

    #1455252

    Joseph
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    RY23, then you apparently haven’t used Google much. Google often gives the answer itself above the search results.

    #1455270

    👑RebYidd23
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    That’s just a sneak peak to a link.

    #1456104

    👑RebYidd23
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    #1456212

    Joseph
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    Dressing Chasidish is not offensive.

    #1456271

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
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    The costume isn’t offensive. The sign is. (although I wish it were true… if only I had that kind of money)

    #1456286

    CTLAWYER
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    I have twice submitted comments because Rebbyidd23 tagged me in the original post.
    Neither of my comments has posted. Thank you moderators for allowing my ‘probable’ opinion to be posted and my actual opinion to be deleted.

    #1465195

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
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    My costume is ready! I think it looks cool!

    I think it would look good on a human being as well. Maybe I can get some people I know to wear matching to me.

    #1465209

    YW Moderator-100
    Moderator

    Where is the typewriter?

    #1465541

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
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    Obviously I had to put the typewriter down in order to put on the T-shirt.

    #1467666

    👑RebYidd23
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    I thought you’d upgraded to a hi tech electronic keyboard.

    #1467751

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
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    It broke 🙁

    #1467829

    zahavasdad
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    I got my Joseph Costume

    #1467885

    Takes2-2tango
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    Would it be culturally; Insensitive to dress up like a n old man if im a young man or like a litvishe yid if im chasdidish etc?

    #1467910

    👑RebYidd23
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    The RebYidd23 costume is easier, more culturally sensitive and better than the Joseph costume.

    #1468885

    yehudayona
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    ZD, Joseph wouldn’t wear the earring.

    #1468924

    mentsch1
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    Rebyid
    At what point is the line drawn between offensive and snowflake.
    For example
    When I was growing up , we called people oriental. Now you can only use asian. I looked it up a few years ago in the dictionary, and the dictionary had a large entry bemoaning the end of the term (which simply means eastern , the opposite of occidental which means westerners). The dictionary pointed out there is no negative connotations. Yet the word is dead?
    In this age of PC there is a concept of “cultural approbation “ if a white celebrity styles their hair into dreadlocks they are somehow racist.
    So where is the line drawn? Does a mentsch have to always risk every persons feelings no matter how sensitive?

    #1468994

    👑RebYidd23
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    The word “Oriental” specifically just picked up connotations that people didn’t want to bring up in conversation, so they stopped using the word. Those connotations were not really negative, but they were too strong and not wanted when referring to people. Language changes over time.

    #1468987

    👑RebYidd23
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    If someone asks you to jump through hoops not to offend them, you should take some time to work out the costs and benefits. But if people just don’t want you dressing up as them for Purim, telling mean jokes about them, or making racist comments, you shouldn’t have to question that at all. Anything that lies somewhere in between is something you have to figure out.

    #1469015

    zahavasdad
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    The Dictionary doesnt always account for Slang or intent

    #1470631

    mentsch1
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    did you see the article in the times 3 days ago that dealt with the shayla of whether or not dressing up as black panther is considered cultural appropriation or blackface?
    one psak was “it’s not quite the same as blackface”
    oh, the dilemmas we face in this modern world

    #1470666

    👑RebYidd23
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    I don’t think you’re representing it correctly. That psak was the closest anyone came to comparing it to blackface.

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