This morning, we had a new question: Should I wear a sari as a westerner to a wedding in India?
The title has since been edited, but the original title read "Is it cultural appropriation to wear a sari as a westerner in India?".
The 'cultural appropriation' part was edited out.
To be clear: There's a difference between culturally appropriate (Conforming to a culture's acceptable expressions and standards of behavior and thoughts.) and cultural appropriation: When we look at Wikipedia, it states: "Cultural appropriation, often framed as cultural misappropriation, is sometimes portrayed as harmful and is claimed to be a violation of the collective intellectual property rights of the originating culture."
Now, we do not allow questions asking whether or not something is racist or not, because those questions are basically unanswerable.
Question: Is asking whether something is cultural appropriation or not just as unanswerable as whether or not something is racist?
When looking for other question about clothing, I came across 2 other questions. One of them is this one:
Here, the body and the only answer are asking/answering whether this would be seen as cultural appropriation or not. The question is old. The answer isn't disrepectful in my opinion, although it could have fleshed out a little on the difference between appropriation and assimilation.
Question: Should this question body be edited, to remove the part asking whether or not this is cultural appropriation, thereby invalidating the only answer?
Should we somehow close this question as being a 'bad' precedent, or leave it as is, and hope no-one stumbles upon it and goes 'but mooooom, you did allow them to do that, why not me'?