Day: March 11, 2013

On defending (and failing to defend) Quvenzhané Wallis

Numerous blogs have noted the silence among many white, mainstream feminist sites about the horrible treatment of Quvenzhan√© Wallis at the Oscars. And they’re right. I had stuff planned out, and then I looked at so many other posts going up that said Holy shit, can you believe that happened? That’s not okay at all in ways far more eloquent than I, and then went on to say far more poignant and intelligent stuff than I’d think to say, and I felt mine was redundant. That’s a seriously fucked up way of thinking.

Here’s what I should have said.