Tag : Appropriation

Union Condemned For Cultural Appropriation

1 year ago / 0 comments

Leeds University Union have been plunged into controversy regarding their Halloween event, which, despite being marketed as ‘The Living Dead Festival’, was populated by decorations emblazoned with the phrase ‘Day of The Dead’. This has provoked accusations of cultural appropriation from some members of the student body, who feel that the … Read More

Southern freshers given mandatory course on preventing cultural approporation of the North

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As fresh faced Southerners descend onto to Leeds filling their faces with Crispys, stare up at the Parkinson Building and soak in Northern culture, as well as the booze, they’ll have to attend a new mandatory course. For the first time since the university’s founding nearly two centuries ago undergrad … Read More

Appropriation vs Appreciation; a fine line

2 years ago / 0 comments

Where is the line drawn between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation in Marc Jacob’s and Ashish’s latest fashion shows? Marc Jacobs in New York: Appropriation  The incorporation of a variety of cultural influences is something which makes fashion as we know it so diverse and interesting. Whilst diverse cultures should and … Read More

Big Hair, Don’t Care

3 years ago / 0 comments

As Black History Month comes to a close, The Gryphon discusses hair within the history of the Black community and speaks to community project, Crown Me Natural UK, about their work. If you picture the most wonderful hair you can think of, do you think of something similar to your … Read More