Shake it Off is not appropriation

Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off caused a lot of controversy when it came out a few weeks ago. Admittedly, I know almost nothing about Swift. I know that despite her job title, she’s not a great singer (and is basically just a less nasal Rihanna), and that Kanye West ruined her acceptance speech at the … Continue reading Shake it Off is not appropriation

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“You take it too far”

It’s not uncommon for people who have never experienced systemic, institutionalized oppression of a certain type to accuse those who have, and identify it, as being “too sensitive” or “taking it too far.” For people who have never been on the receiving end of systematic discrimination, or for people who are, but for some reason, … Continue reading “You take it too far”