As I understand it, the idea behind the movement to discourage "cultural appropriation" is that cultures somehow own patents, duration forever, on objects, ideas, and customs that are strongly associated with them. I find this preposterous. If cultures couldn't borrow from each other, all cultural development would cease, to say nothing of quashing any movement toward mutual understanding. I'll qualify that by saying that I don't think every possible use of cultural artifacts is appropriate. Wearing Native American headdresses to Chiefs games strikes me as very tacky, because headdresses have religious significance to Native Americans, and football games are a secular institution. There is also some context there, namely the wholesale massacre and repression of Native American people, which makes for some dark connotations when their cultural objects are used as toys. But why on earth couldn't visitors to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts try on a kimono as part of a tour? Why can't Kylie Jenner wear cornrows? Am I missing something here? Somebody help me out.