Every Glee song ever
"[Cory Monteith] was the greatest dude you’d ever met. Never met anyone who said anything bad about him. We’re all going thought it. Everybody loved him…I spent more time with him than I have with anyone in my family in the last three or four years…We’re a family. If he’s out there watching, I would want him to look down and give me a high five.” - Chord Overstreet (x)
Cultural Appropriation in the Media #4 - How do we normalize appropriation in our everyday lives?
In the widely popular HBO show, Game of Thrones, the character Sansa comes from the northern part of Westeros called Winterfell. As with all the cultures in Game of Thrones, each has heir own dress, food, typical clothing, and even hairstyles.
But when Sansa begins to live in the southern King’s Landing, she changes her hair to how one typically of the south.
Except Sansa is not of the South. She has no ties to the south, and is little more than a long-staying guest there. Therefore, she has no right to wear the styles of actual southern women.
This is how in many little ways, cultural appropriation has been normalized in our every day lives.
I know I’ve been on tumblr too long because I can’t tell if the op is being serious or not, but looking at their blog I think they might be
So op, let me explain you a thing
The styles of southern women have little cultural significance other than a fact that it’s just the style there. The primary reason fashion in the south is different than style in the north is the weather. It’s cold in the north so the women there were more layers and darker colors. It’s warmer in the south so they where less layers, made of lighter fabrics in lighter colors. They styles hold no religious significance. (And even if they did Sansa was raised in a two religion household, she keeps the seven gods that people commonly do in the south)They are in no way sacred. It’s more akin to moving from Minnesota, where you have to wear a lot of layers in the winter, to moving to California and changing your style to match the weather.
Furthermore, the original plan was for Sansa to be a permanent member of the south because the reason she goes there is to eventually become queen of Westros, and the queen of Westros lives in the south. And women adopting the style, language, even religion, of the country they married into in order to govern has a lot of basis in reality. And she does have ties to the south, her mother is southern.
And honestly op, this series, books and tv show, has so many problems, a lot of which are things like cultural appropriation and racism, and this is what you’re choosing to focus on. I’m not generally in the habit of telling people what they care about is unimportant but all Sansa did was put on a different style of dress and change her hairstyle to match the queen, her future mother in law. Aside from the fact I find them frumpy, Sansa outfits are probably the least offensive thing about this series.
This is a series with a dreadful white savoir narrative, almost all the poc in the story are slaves, one of the most prominent poc in the book was whitewashed in the show, some of the misogyny in this series is appalling.
And you want to talk about how Sansa braided her hair.
Hannibal Panel - Comic-Con 2013
From what I can tell, it now seems to be viewable outside the US as well :D Thanks, NBC!
“I’ve been in relationships from the age of 14 and now I’m single. I said to a friend the other day, ‘Dude, I’m doing a show with dancers. I’ve got to be single.’ He was like, ‘Don’t sleep with anyone in your show. That’s a mistake.’ It’s good advice. But I’m not sure I’ll stick to it.” -Daniel Radcliffe (x)
…to boldly go where no man has gone before.