Let Them Eat Cupcakes
The problem with the whole, 'Trevor Noah apologized' and, 'Charlamagne Tha God made himself the dumbass of the day... so get over it,' is that bullshit needs to be called, on all damn accounts.
Tomi Lahren... This woman is heinously bigoted and has no stake in intersectional and cross-cultural feminism. Her success is predicated on promulgating unfounded comparisons of civil rights groups to terrorist groups, bombast, and closing, not opening dialogues, across all spectrums of politics.
'You can't just support one type of woman and not the other' I suppose so, Trevor... But how is that what you are doing? Ann Coulter is equally as gross as a Mann Coulter would be. Tomi or Tommy, s/he is and would be just terrible.
She's young and marketable, but I think these men need to check themselves, she deserves to be counter-argued with just as much vigor and ferocity as she brings to the table.
I've worked with so many men who still don't understand feminism. Who behave bizarrely when dealing with what they perceive as attractive women. Plenty of women too, but men more often. Primarily, its a challenge for most to acknowledge their own privilege, with agency. But in these cases I've seen men treat women like infants, or too delicate for certain things. Sometimes, sexism can curve negative and become obviously negative LIKE WHEN your president-elect talks about fat, ugly, PMSing women... But oftentimes the treatment is almost pampering, praising (often for things that are physical or inconsequential) or avoidant; and because it's not necessarily evident that the treatment is negative, it's not sexist. LIKE WHEN your president-elect talks about tall, hot, sexy, pussy-grabbable women. See our president-elect is just so good at being sexist he does It ALL! ALL THE SEXISM!
This situation is a perfect example of that. It wasn't hurtful to Tomi to get all that love, support, those cocktails and those confections. But it hurt millions of women who expected solidarity and uprightness. A true stand against the mockery and petulance of a young powerhouse.
It's not about saying, well she's a woman she deserved to say whatever. Sure she has the same 1st amendment rights as all of us, but she doesn't just have Carte Blanche to imply her logic is sound and tested for mass consumption. Not if she's a political pundit, not if she's making the insane suggestion that she is the voice of reason. She has just as much right to being told she's incorrect, ignorant, racist, privileged, and offensive. She has just as much of a stake in her political ideology as anyone.
@charlamagnethagod you're weak. If you want "woke" women to come anywhere near success you have to give them a platform. I don't even know where to start with you, you are just yuck. Your roots with Wendy Williams show so much. Your success is not an indicator of your correctness. Don't ever speak down to Women of Color as a whole again, ignorant ass child.
@TrevorNoah you sent cupcakes after a debate? How many male guests on your show do you send cupcakes to? I'm interested to know the parameters of feminism that call for pink cupcakes being sent to opponents of Liberty? What the hell is that? And if it was a personal gesture she sure made you look like the adoring fan by posting the little cake on her Instagram, referring to it as 'common ground.' That's adorable... Sounds like she got a lot out of the whole intellectual conversation. Sounds like she really respects you and it's good you saved her from her own opinions and idiocy. Super sweet of you.
You have a good time popping prosecco and eating cake... Some of us don't have the fake-believe to fall back on. Some of us are waiting for these lazy ass men with all these platforms and opinions and audiences and miniature cakes... to step up and stand for something. You thought you were slick with that feminism argument and in the process discounted other women? Don't forget Jon Stewart didn't give his show to Samantha Bee, did he? Or Amy Poehler or Schumer... The Daily Show A staggering minority of the shows guests are intellectuals that identify as females. And now that you have this platform, don't act like before Tomi, Barbara Boxer, Rachel Maddow, Nancy Pelosi, Wendy Davis, Hillary Clinton didn't sit in that guest seat, being the amazing civil servants that they are. But where are the Amal Alamuddins? The Nayirrah Waheeds? The Betita Martinezs? Chimamanda Ngozi Adiches? The Erykah Badus? The Dolores Huertas? The Vandana Shivas? The Karen Armstrongs? Cupcakes for feminism? Lolllllllllllll how about you invite some female intellectuals on your shows?! Maybe even some OF COLOR?
Tomi reminds me of every single one of her predecessors: the Sara Palins, the Ann Coulters, the Michelle Malkins, Stacey Dashes, the heinous and somehow attractive? You can absolutely say and feel what you want. That's freedom. And I can absolutely evicerate your logic and prove you wrong, question your political and social motives, and expose your eventual intentions... That's DEMOCRACY.
'Don't hate her cuz she's beautiful..." Lmao beauty is in the eye of the beholder... You belittling all 'other women' as petty and jealous, because they disagree with someone, is the epitome of stupid. 'They're just cupcakes everyone loves cupcakes.' The latter is quite true, but the statement that they are 'just cupcakes.' Is JUST BULLSHIT. Keep it private if it's not part of the public discussion.
Merry xmas!!! Jesus was Afro-Arab-looking Semite, born in Palestine, and Santa's favorite cookies are not what you think because he prefers pistachio biscotti! He is now lactose intolerant, and he remarried, and his second wife is an Atheist Yogini Of Color.
Mrs Clause kept the name for marketing purposes but went into publishing and sends Santa alimony cuz she a G... and California divorce law.