Blowing Water by Luisa Tam
Those howling loudest about cultural appropriation over Utah schoolgirl wearing qipao do not own the culture they claim to be defending. This is just another form of xenophobia
Film stars have been wearing dresses inspired by different cultures for years, Andy Warhol painted a pop art picture of Mao Zedong, where was the outrage then? A Utah schoolgirl did nothing wrong in wearing a qipao
Luisa Tam has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She has held a variety of roles during her career, including working as a producer for NDR German TV, a media campaigner with Greenpeace, and as the deputy managing editor of Eastern Express. She previously worked at the Post from 1988 to 1990, before rejoining in her current role in 2015.