you are a horse running alone
and he tries to tame you
compares you to an impossible highway
to a burning house
says you are blinding him
that he could never leave you
want anything but you
you dizzy him, you are unbearable
every woman before or after you
is doused in your name
Notice how almost all the comments, even those in favor of Adria Richards, many of them (as the one I am quoting here), from White women defending Richards are all about disciplining the uppity Black woman.
They don’t like her tone. Her vocal antics are improper. She didn’t deserve to be fired but… It always boils down to it: the misbehaved Black woman should have known better. Even ostensibly feminist blogs are giving space to such opinions.
This is what happens when WoC do not play by the rules of patriarchal White Supremacy: the racist version of “slut had it coming”. If only she had not been so outspoken, if only she didn’t expose stuff she doesn’t like… if only she had been docile.
Anyone trying to unpack this disaster from the perspective of sexism in the tech industry, I’m afraid they are missing the point entirely; as usual, it is about the racist sexism in the tech (and non tech) world. Adria Richards is now its latest victim.
Sweet Brown look beautiful.
I want this dress.
Omg. And to think her fame began because she had bronchitis and ain’t have time for dat. Life is beautiful lol
Sweet Brown is on the come up.
Damn, I ain’t even recognize her!
Yes Sweet Brown, show all the haters.
I have time for her always!
WERK Ms. Brown! I got time for you!
everybody got time for that
Sweet indeed! Barely recognized Sweet Brown in her Hollywood swag. Get it!! :)
Look at this precious baby. All cute with her puppy purse. Nominated for an Oscar for her first movie.
And this happens.
This is not okay. This is not funny!
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There, I said it. Hate me now, but I won’t stop now.
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