January 22, 2018 6:25 am at 6:25 am #1454177
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.January 22, 2018 11:35 am at 11:35 am #1454406
IMHO, I don’t think adults should be wearing costumes at all. Children can choose any costume they wish.January 22, 2018 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm #1454431
iac, why do you object to adult men wearing a costume on Purim?January 22, 2018 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm #1454453
Will you be offended if I dress up as RebYidd23? (I would wear a t-shirt saying what my costume is)January 22, 2018 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm #1454456
So iacisrmma, it’s okay if children wear blackface?January 22, 2018 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm #1454477
RY23, of course. Don’t be so politically correct.January 22, 2018 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm #1454491
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.January 23, 2018 7:41 am at 7:41 am #1455130
I think it depends on whether they are actually offensive, like blackface, or dumb things that fairy snowflakes think are offensive.January 23, 2018 7:45 am at 7:45 am #1455137
Why is blackface offensive? It’s whiteface offensive too? Is dressing Chasidish offensive?January 23, 2018 8:39 am at 8:39 am #1455141
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.January 23, 2018 8:39 am at 8:39 am #1455139
If you really don’t know why blackface is offensive, GIYF.January 23, 2018 9:14 am at 9:14 am #1455162
Google says it isn’t offensive. Thank you for the suggestion.January 23, 2018 9:17 am at 9:17 am #1455198
Really? Google never talks to me. For me it just links to other sites.January 23, 2018 10:10 am at 10:10 am #1455252
RY23, then you apparently haven’t used Google much. Google often gives the answer itself above the search results.January 23, 2018 10:52 am at 10:52 am #1455270
That’s just a sneak peak to a link.January 24, 2018 9:04 am at 9:04 am #1456104January 24, 2018 10:08 am at 10:08 am #1456212
Dressing Chasidish is not offensive.January 24, 2018 11:30 am at 11:30 am #1456271
The costume isn’t offensive. The sign is. (although I wish it were true… if only I had that kind of money)January 24, 2018 11:44 am at 11:44 am #1456286
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.February 7, 2018 6:27 pm at 6:27 pm #1465195
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.February 7, 2018 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm #1465209
Where is the typewriter?February 8, 2018 11:30 am at 11:30 am #1465541
Obviously I had to put the typewriter down in order to put on the T-shirt.February 13, 2018 10:42 am at 10:42 am #1467666
I thought you’d upgraded to a hi tech electronic keyboard.February 13, 2018 10:58 am at 10:58 am #1467751
It broke 🙁February 13, 2018 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm #1467829
I got my Joseph CostumeFebruary 13, 2018 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm #1467885
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?February 13, 2018 1:30 pm at 1:30 pm #1467910
The RebYidd23 costume is easier, more culturally sensitive and better than the Joseph costume.February 13, 2018 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm #1468885
ZD, Joseph wouldn’t wear the earring.February 14, 2018 8:18 am at 8:18 am #1468924
At what point is the line drawn between offensive and snowflake.
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?February 14, 2018 9:55 am at 9:55 am #1468994
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.February 14, 2018 9:55 am at 9:55 am #1468987
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.February 14, 2018 10:05 am at 10:05 am #1469015
The Dictionary doesnt always account for Slang or intentFebruary 16, 2018 11:36 am at 11:36 am #1470631
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 worldFebruary 16, 2018 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm #1470666
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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