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post #141 of 212
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Originally Posted by polihaupt
I ADORE my Freehand for that - I can get DS VERY tight!!
I can already see I am going to need a taller MT for when he wants to nap on my back though. I am getting this one before my Kozy: www.mamabydesign.com It will be costume made with appliques, embroidery and the whole enchillada!!!
Oh......I saw those before....I want the butterfly one.....won't happen.....but a girl can dream!
post #142 of 212
PAST:
I'm just wondering if you would tell the story, suing broken english and an asian accent if that man was standing behind you, while you told it to a friend? How do you think that man would feel?
post #143 of 212
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Originally Posted by Past_VNE
I still find it highly amusing that you are accusing us of racism. If only you knew.....it is 180 degrees from the truth.

Yes, I'm sure some of your best friend are colored.
post #144 of 212
Ok, I am so not hip with the babywearin crowd, but I still wear Kailey on my back in a Maya Wrap. Is this not acceptable?
post #145 of 212
Come on.....no fighting.....think happy thoughts
post #146 of 212
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Originally Posted by Potty Diva
Ok, I am so not hip with the babywearin crowd, but I still wear Kailey on my back in a Maya Wrap. Is this not acceptable?
That is great! I am just a scaredy cat....that's all.... :
post #147 of 212
Okay, thanks UrbanPlanter for reprinting Guerillamama's quote. This is what has been bothering me about this whole situation...

Guerillamama do you know Past? Do you know she is white? Are you bugged about the story and her use of identifies and accents or is this really about her using a meitei? By throwing in the cultural knicknacks part I thought maybe it was more about the latter?

Also, what is wrong with liking attention from people be they random strangers or friends? Don't we all like attention to some degree? Especially positive attention about our parenting choices? And although you were being sarcastic, Mahdokht, I agree, accents can be charming. I have lived all over the world and the way people sound completely different from one another is incredible to me. All this diversity is such a beautiful thing.

Jenne
post #148 of 212
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Originally Posted by mahdokht
Yes, I'm sure some of your best friend are colored.
Oh Snap!
And Mahdokt swings with an uppercut, landing PAST right on her tush!
post #149 of 212
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Originally Posted by Potty Diva
Oh Snap!
And Mahdokt swings with an uppercut, landing PAST right on her tush!
It's nice down here isn't it? How's your bum?
post #150 of 212
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Originally Posted by Potty Diva
Ok, I am so not hip with the babywearin crowd, but I still wear Kailey on my back in a Maya Wrap. Is this not acceptable?
That is impressive!! I can't for the life of me figure out how to use ring slings properly - can't imagine a back carry with them!!
post #151 of 212
I must be horrible......I tell people right to their face "Oh...I love your accent." "Your accent is so sweet" "What a beautiful accent....where are you from?"

I have great conversations with these people. I love the fact that we are all created equal but not the same. Variety is beautiful!
post #152 of 212
Jenne~ You are freakin me out here. What does PAST being white have to do with wearing meiteis?

Did you catch the meaning in Mad's sacrasm?

Do you all realize I need to get out of this house at half past eight if we are going to get a good long day on the beach? Myrtle Beach is a good two hours away. I just can't keep on chatting like this. So stop it darn it!
post #153 of 212
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post #154 of 212
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Originally Posted by AngelBee
I must be horrible......I tell people right to their face "Oh...I love your accent." "Your accent is so sweet" "What a beautiful accent....where are you from?"

I have great conversations with these people. I love the fact that we are all created equal but not the same. Variety is beautiful!

ME TOO! I love the sound it makes in my ears.

The difference...How often do you recite a incidence, interaction you have had with someone who has a different accent than your own, using a Westernized version of it?

And if you have, how often have you thought what that person would think, if they were standing behind you and you were doing it? I would think it would be very hurtful.
post #155 of 212
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Originally Posted by Potty Diva
Jenne~ You are freakin me out here. What does PAST being white have to do with wearing meiteis?

Did you catch the meaning in Mad's sacrasm?

Do you all realize I need to get out of this house at half past eight if we are going to get a good long day on the beach? Myrtle Beach is a good two hours away. I just can't keep on chatting like this. So stop it darn it!
Oh.....I Murtle Beach! Had my first french kiss there!
post #156 of 212
meh forget it.
post #157 of 212
Great! Let's bring the French into it now. Why is it a FRENCH kiss? Do all French use their tongues when kissing? if not why is this particular type of kiss called a "French" kiss? Oh Bother.
post #158 of 212
What Past being white has to do with is Guerillamama's statement:
"I think you are stereotyping and exotifying Asian people, and it's not cool. Our accents and culture are not cutesy knicknacks for the amusement of white people. Your post really really bugged me."

I thought that maybe Guerillamama was upset about the culture part being a presumeable white woman drinking bubble tea at a sushi place whilst wearing a meitei (the knicknack). Otherwise I didn't understand where in the world knicknacks or culture particularly entered the scene.

And yes, I understood Mahdokht was being sarcastic. I happened to agree with some of the words and not nescessarily that particular set of meaning inferred by the sarcasm.

Jenne
post #159 of 212
ok, lemme try again
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Originally Posted by Jenne
Okay, thanks UrbanPlanter for reprinting Guerillamama's quote. This is what has been bothering me about this whole situation...

Guerillamama do you know Past? Do you know she is white? Are you bugged about the story and her use of identifies and accents or is this really about her using a meitei? By throwing in the cultural knicknacks part I thought maybe it was more about the latter?
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Originally Posted by guerrillamama
I think you are stereotyping and exotifying Asian people, and it's not cool. Our accents and culture are not cutesy knicknacks for the amusement of white people. Your post really really bugged me.
I don't think this has anything to do with PAST wearing a meitei. It has to do with illustrating the story in such a way that is offensive (the stereotypical description of the man and his accent) - if the man was standing next to or behind PAST when she was telling this story, would she have described the encounter the same way for his ears?

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Originally Posted by Jenne
Also, what is wrong with liking attention from people be they random strangers or friends? Don't we all like attention to some degree? Especially positive attention about our parenting choices? And although you were being sarcastic, Mahdokt, I agree, accents can be charming. I have lived all over the world and the way people sound completely different from one another is incredible to me. All this diversity is such a beautiful thing.

Jenne
I'm too tired to explain this. I like what Mahdokht wrote. It sorta sums it up, as long as the sarcasm is read with it.

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Originally Posted by mahdokht
Yeah, I love it when I get attention from random ethnic people too. It's especially charming when they have quaint accents and wear their native dress.
post #160 of 212
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Originally Posted by Potty Diva
ME TOO! I love the sound it makes in my ears.

The difference...How often do you recite a incidence, interaction you have had with someone who has a different accent than your own, using a Westernized version of it?

And if you have, how often have you thought what that person would think, if they were standing behind you and you were doing it? I would think it would be very hurtful.
To be honest I sometimes do immitate it. Not on purpose....I have a habit of mimicking peoples voices when I talk to them or repeat stories. My friend Kim (from Vietnam) makes fun of me all of the time because when we talk I start picking up her accent.
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