Results for - Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Appreciation?

2,415 voters participated in this survey

Recently Elle Canada noted on twitter that the Dashiki was the newest-It item. However, this sparked an outcry of responses where people claimed that Elle was being ignorant for saying that the Dashiki was now trendy, since it is worn regularly in West Africa. Many argued that Elle was culturally appropriating the garment and trying to make it trendy in North America. One twitter user responded, “ ‪#mycultureisnotcouture‬‪ ‬”‬

Are you familiar with the term cultural appropriation?

1. Are you familiar with the term cultural appropriation?

Yes, I am familiar with the term cultural appropriation
30%
713 votes
No, I am not familiar with the term cultural appropriation
58%
1,402 votes
N.A
12%
299 votes

2. Do you think companies are appropriating different cultures and trying to make money off of them?

Yes
47%
1,125 votes
No
12%
283 votes
Undecided
26%
623 votes
Not Applicable
16%
383 votes

3. Do you think it is wrong for companies to commodify items worn by other cultures?

Yes
21%
497 votes
No
34%
831 votes
Undecided
29%
705 votes
Not Applicable
16%
381 votes

4. When you see an item of a non-Western culture in a store do you consider this to be cultural appreciation or cultural appropriation?

Cultural appropriation
12%
293 votes
Cultural appreciation
16%
387 votes
A bit of both
40%
970 votes
N/A
32%
764 votes
09/14/2015 Beauty & Fashion 2415 43 By: Tellwut

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