Try to follow the logic on this one…….
Cancel your dinner plans at that new Mexican restaurant down the street for Friday’s date night; since according feminists: eating “authentic” “ethnic” food is “culturally appropriative” and exploitative.
If you’re not fluent in the leftist-language these days, Everyday Feminists has thankfully defined “cultural appropriation” for you: “Cultural appropriation is when members of a dominant culture adopt parts of another culture from people that they’ve also systematically oppressed. The dominant culture can try the food and love the food without ever having to experience oppression because of their consumption.”
“Food is appropriated when people from the dominant culture – in the case of the US, white folks – start to fetishize or commercialize it, and when they hoard access to that particular food,” continued the insane author.
Basically, by eating “ethnic” food (note: the author excluded German, French and Italian as ethnic because it’s “still connected to ethnic roots,” or something?) without experiencing every other part of that culture, including the “oppression” you have seemingly caused to said culture, then you are guilty of “appropriating” and freezing “a culture in a particular place in time.”
Additionally, the author charged Westerners with “profiting from oppression,” “loving the food, and not the people” and solely looking to score “adventure points” from eating ethnic foods.
So, if you wish to broaden your horizons and become open to other ethnicities through their unique food in the form of appreciation or celebration, you will be condemned as exploitative (if you’re part of that “white folk” group anyway). Presumably, the left would like “white folk” to eat only “white folk” food.