Playing the Indian Card

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Breathing While Male

Seen in better days.

The awkward mixup at the Oscars a few nights ago is another example of female privilege. 

Who read out the name of the wrong movie as Best Picture winner? Faye Dunaway.

Who immediately gets blamed? Warren Beatty. He was immediately blamed in public, on stage, by Jimmy Kimmel: "Warren, what have you done?"

Why him and not her? Only because he was the nearest male. Whenever a woman does something wrong, instead of being blamed, blame is automatically deflected to the nearest available male.

And it is so automatic that nobody even seems to notice.

For the record, of course, neither Dunaway nor Beatty was really to blame.

But it was Beatty who was put through the wringer.

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