“Why I laughed when The Onion called Quvenzhané a cunt.”

I also cringed, winced, rolled my eyes and almost certainly audibly groaned, but still- I laughed:@TheOnion Tweet 2/24/13

I had just watched the entire Oscar telecast and its accompanying sideshow of live social media commentary, in which every aspect of female worth, sexuality, and beauty, were dissected mercilessly:

  • Is Anne’s dress darted, or are her nipples erect? Her boyish hair was ghastly but…
  • Halle and Charlize wore their closely-cropped ‘dos beautifully…
  • Dame Shirley Bassey was alternately a hag or a diva…
  • Jane Fonda looks great at 75- thanks to plastic surgery…
  • However old Jamie Foxx’s daughter is, we lust for her, jail-bait or not…

Then- unlike the onslaught of misogynistic mockery- out of nowhere, came this baseless, asinine, universally offensive barb slung circuitously at an adorable little girl who is most definitely not a “CUNT.” And so, I laughed!

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All good things…

…must come to an end. Go figure.

FWIW: There is a very real chance that I may eventually repost the 15+ years of archived essays.

Then again, maybe I won’t. #KanyeShrug