Ninna Faye (fauxparadiso) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
Ninna Faye

Mary Cheney Wants To Know Why Drag Is OK but Blackface Is Not

Direct quote from her facebook:

"Why is it socially acceptable -- as a form of entertainment -- for men to put on dresses, make up and high heels and act out every offensive stereotype of women (bitchy, catty, dumb, slutty, etc.) -- but it is not socially acceptable -- as a form of entertainment -- for a white person to put on blackface and act out offensive stereotypes of African Americans? Shouldn't both be okay or neither? Why does society treat these activities so differently?"

Apparently an ad for RuPaul's Drag Race sparked the conundrum for her.

It must be nice to live life with a PhD in Sociology 101 outlook.  ONTD, has your existence been oppressed by drag queens?
Tags: fail, lgbtq / rights, politics, race / racism, rupaul / drag race, you in danger

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