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The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),andka(making)The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.
What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.
The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.
It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.
It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.
White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.
Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.
People seriously need to learn some history. THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.
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Chan Hwee Chong is an artist from Singapore who likes to experiment with different field of art and design, from street installations, typography, art direction and graphic design. He currently works as a advertising creative director in Beijing.
I was devastated when a doctor told me I wouldn’t grow anymore after my first year of college. He meant I wouldn’t get taller, of course. “You’re doomed to be a cute little hobbit the rest of your life,” he said, unaware of my gloom. “In fact, you might even get shorter.”
In so doing, these men have ably demonstrated the point Sarkeesian sought to make all along: that gaming is riddled with misogynistic violence, and that this violence reflects a real-world misogyny rampant within the gaming world.