I have decided to express my views on the controversy surrounding the Kimono Wednesdays event held in July 2015.
I won't explain in detail the event itself and what happened after, others have already done a much better job. if you would like to catch up on what happened, I suggest you check out Keiko's blog Japanese-American In Boston's coverage. I reference this blog throughout my post not only because this blogger is incredibly well-spoken and detailed, but also it's important to recognize the opinions of those who are more directly affected than us by this event. You may also want to check out some Myths and Facts about the event before digging in.
Today I am here to do two things. First, I want to talk about the arguments presented by Decolonize Our Museums (as I understand them) and talk about my own ideas as a counter-protester and kimono enthusiast.
NB: If there are any violent or inappropriate comments posted here that harass any members of the groups involved, those comments will be deleted.