- May 21, 2008
- In Dillman's Grove
The world's biggest knitting website is banning support for Trump due to white supremacy in the online knitting community.
Yeah, exactly, as a midwestern teenager in the 70s or whatever before globe hopping was a thing with young people it must've seemed like a place that she'd never get to visit. But cancel culture and all that.... bet 80% of the people calling her out were white people who say "y'all" on twitter.Surely the intention of the Mars comment was to make it sound like she had never thought that she'd have an opportunity to go to India; that there was the same likelyhood to go to either place for a kid like her?
It all kicked off when an influential knitting blogger wrote a post likening visiting India to visiting Mars. Here's the post itself. It seems fairly innocuous and more misjudged than offensive but the knitting community was up in arms.
I suspect people would be a little less down on colonialism if, at its core, it was all about "othering" rather than murder and pillage. Could be wrong though lads, as a victim of colonialism myself I'd need to ask the opinion of a Yank to make sure I'm not self-sabotagingsome yank cunt said:Instead of asking your Indian friends to perform more emotional labor for you and assuage your white women’s tears, maybe do some reflection on how your equation of India with an alien world reinforces an “other” mindset that is at the core of imperialism and colonialism.
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