LOOK AT ME!I PAID AFRICANS TO GRANT ME A MEANINGLESS DESIGNATION!
OhioUGrad: has anyone checked with the tribe to see how much of this is true?
rubi_con_man: Because remember - leaving your family to 'discover yourself' and fall in love with someone unburdened by the obligations of your existing cultural expectations is something deeply fulfilling when a woman does it.When a dude leaves his wife to bone a teenaged stripper, that's just horrible.
T-Boy: And a bored Massai warrior wondered, "Can I travel to Santa Barbara and become a member of the shopping elite, among the white women?" And so the warrior travelled to Santa Barbara and wrote a book about the adventure.That's a book I would buy.
No Such Agency: Mobius strip of human stupidity:It's a pretty sad example of pimping the culture but they need the money.See... it doesn't have to be that way. About a month ago we were on Manitoulin Island, and pretty much every First Nation on the island has some kind of tourism-related business set up... and none of them treat their culture as cheap entertainment to do so.Mind you, even Canadian Natives, with all the problems they face, have a lot more money than poor Africans. Hard to set up a sustainable, culturally-sensitive eco-tourism business when you are flat broke, I imagine.
ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Lady Indica: When I was a kid on my birthday my parents took me to medieval times, where I was declared a princess of the realm and all the knights paid homage to me.I even had a paper crown.I had one from Burger King. Can you believe that didn't get me into the Royal Wedding?!
Lady Indica: When I was a kid on my birthday my parents took me to medieval times, where I was declared a princess of the realm and all the knights paid homage to me.I even had a paper crown.
Fluid: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: We brought nothing but the bare essentials (for me, that included a bottle of Chanel Dragon red nail polish-it just made me feel fierceWow. Just....wow.I like to think it's just another attempt at sponsor whoring and she doesn't really think that. Otherwise, I don't know what to say.
limboslam: I read the whole article somewhere else. Apparently, to become a "warrior" all you need to do is sleep on leaves, kill a goat, spear a buffalo, bathe in a lake with cows and not wash your hair.
because I care: I never went to Zanzibar. I heard stories from other Volunteers about the locals on Zanzibar telling tourists they brush their teeth with sand (they don't; toothpaste is cheap and ubiquitous) and that just didn't sound like fun to me.
Lollipop165: /spent a lot of my childhood in Kenya
HotWingAgenda: OhioUGrad: has anyone checked with the tribe to see how much of this is true?Hold on, I'll text the chief and see what he says.
The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: White folk really need to come up with a rite of passage and stop co-opting other cultures.
ranold: Too bad she didn't visit a cannibal tribe...
Mobius strip of human stupidity: There are "cultural villages" in Kenya where the poorest tribes live and act as a sort of 24 hour tourist attraction. Visitors can pay to have pretty much any experience they desire. Live with them, eat, dance, rituals whatever. I watched a kid from Jersey get ritual scarring by a real witch doctor as I chatted up the Doc's grandson. It's a pretty sad example of pimping the culture but they need the money. And that kid from Jersey needed his story about "...that time in Africa he became a Masai warrior." I have no doubt they would allow a woman to pretend to be just about anything she wanted if the price was right. (probably about 60 bucks)
HotIgneous Intruder: Brown-eyed devil./She's not white.
Therion: Daily Mail versionof the article, wherein she declares:'It took every ounce of my being to hold back the bloody throw-up. It felt like drinking warm whole milk, which I've always refused to do not only because of the obscene amount of calories - but also because I have always had an aversion to thick liquid substances'.a JAP with an aversion to thick liquid substances? (sadpanda)
White_Scarf_Syndrome: I'm being facetious, but seriously sometimes the headlines are just...wat?
Feel_the_velvet: Isn't this kind of like Oprah Winfrey getting an honorary degree from Harvard?
AW STANDINGS THIS WEEK:FIRST PLACESECOND PLACE
ThatGuyFromTheInternet: We brought nothing but the bare essentials (for me, that included a bottle of Chanel Dragon red nail polish-it just made me feel fierceWow. Just....wow.
HotIgneous Intruder: From the "about" blurb in her book:"Mindy Budgor is a 2012 graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She started her own business while an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin, and is moving on to new challenges in New York City. Mindy hopes Warrior Princess will bring attention to her tribe and empower readers to slap complacency in the face and take the reins in their own lives."Grifters gotta grift.
God-is-a-Taco: About as white as Zimmerman
Mobius strip of human stupidity: There are "cultural villages" in Kenya where the poorest tribes live and act as a sort of 24 hour tourist attraction. Visitors can pay to have pretty much any experience they desire. Live with them, eat, dance, rituals whatever.
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