One of my favorite childhood memories was going to the Filipino store a few blocks away and picking up yummy snacks like coconut juice and Philippine dried mangos
My roomie had a bag of unsweetened no sulfur dried mango from Trader Joe’s
and I bit into it
and it was the most un-mango like mango I have ever tasted
i think i died a bit inside
TRADER JOE’S WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!?!!?
if you have an issue with indigenous people hunting as a way of life/surviving/maintaining their cultures, you don’t understand shit about how colonialism and capitalism work to erase indigenous people and their cultures by turning hunting/killing into a sport rather than a means of survival or a cultural practice.
hunting is not inherently wrong and if you think so you’re probably a white vegan with minimal understanding of anything but the militant vegan agenda
Don’t fucking call me your “favorite Asian”. I am not your “Asian friend”. “Asian” isn’t a variety of handbag. It isn’t a color to dye your hair. “Asian” isn’t a pair of shoes that might look good with your Good White Person Who Has Colored Friends™ certificate.
Asian isn’t all bubble tea and K-Pop or geishas and butterflies. Asian isn’t all double eyelids and aegyo-sal or Harajuku and Seoul. Asian isn’t all ulzzang and gyaru or bleached hair and circle lenses. Asian isn’t all seductive women and androgynous men or that buddha keychain you bought in Chinatown.
Asian is 49 countries, 2197 languages, 4.299 billion people. Asian is a trillion silent wars for justice, a billion open battles for equality. Asian is yellow, brown, and white collided. Asian is 5,000 years of recorded history. Asian is a millennia of struggle. Asian is innovation and identity stolen and sold by western imperialists. Asian is history and heritage that we won’t let you characterize and commodify.
How dare you say who is or isn’t really Asian? How dare you pick favorites? How dare you?
We are not yours. I am not yours.
I am not your anything. We are not your anything.
Don’t fucking call me your “favorite Asian”. We are not accessories.