March 30th, 2017

Patriarchy, cultural appropriation and karma at work

We met this awesome Bhutanese girl carrying her brother on that long mountain path we took to one of Bhutan's many Buddhist monasteries. At first I almost felt sorry for her being a victim of patriarchy and already carrying a man on her shoulders at this tender age but then I thought that she probably deserved it for wearing that hoodie, which I am sure is cultural appropriation of some kind in this case. So that smug man she has to carry on her back is probably just karma. People in Bhutan are not woke at all but at least there is karma.