I was watching some UFO programme the other day which involved a Yorkshireman saying “sonic boom” and pronouncing it like “sonic bome” it was incredible
Technically I’m not alive I’m merely a brain riding around in a body, made up of a random sequence of electrical signals that determine all human actions, contrary to the myth of “free will” so I think you’ll find you are the fool
I’m not saying it’s disrespectful it’s more people’s reactions to it that irked me
He is a bear and his name is Pooh, but the book is called Winnie The Pooh, and not Pooh the Bear, so what the fuck
propergoodlike said: i think it’s super glorified bc she’s white (or appears white) whereas you probably wouldn’t see a photoset with that many notes of non-white people engaging in the activities of their culture
excellent point yeah i think that is an element of it. Not the girl herself obviously as she’s a child, or even her parents as long as they’re respectful of that environment, but the way people are fawning over it is a bit suspect to me. Again, not saying she shouldn’t play with the animals, or that her parents shouldn’t take the photographs, nor that people shouldn’t enjoy them. (Cos I just know someone will infer from this that that’s what I’m saying here)
Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degré, daughter of French wildlife photographers Alain Degré and Sylvie Robert, was born in Namibia. During her childhood she befriended many wild animals, including a 28-year old elephant called Abu and a leopard nicknamed J&B. She was embraced by the Bushmen and the Himba tribespeople of the Kalahari, who taught her how to survive on roots and berries, as well as how to speak their language.
in before tumblr screams about cultural appropiation
This doesn’t even count as cultural appropriation
This isn’t a person robbing a culture, to hell with the others
This is a child born right next to that culture
Who was embraced by the people and taught how to do some of the things they do
Which is not the same as cultural appropriation
No cultural appropriation. Just something really beautiful.
I love the picture where she’s cuddling a frog.
I want to be this child
I don’t think anyone would describe it as appropriation as such but there’s something that doesn’t quite sit right about it, as nice as the individual photos are, and seeing kids playing with animals is cute of course, but the way it’s presented just has something a bit off putting about it and I can’t really put my finger on what that is……
Kill the idea that naivety is an unforgivable flaw but cynicism is just wisdom, murder it, chop it up and serve it for dinner, I don’t care, just end this bullshit idea that it’s better to hate than to love and better to rot in miserable bitter resignation than to hope for the best.