I took moment to compare the analysis and rhetoric employed by Alessandra Stanley of the NYTimes. She reviewed Tea Leoni in Madame Secretary/ Julianna Margolis of the GoodWife in one article and all the angry, less classically beautiful women created by the queen of angryBlackWomen, SHonda Rhimes.
I came away feeling very sorry for Ms Stanley and her twisted albeit obvious need to defend whitewomanhood as not bland, not boring, not tried and retried and retread.
She chose to juxtapose it against black woman hood and to portray blackwomanhood as angry and scary, less attractive, not feminine etc.
VERY Birth of A Nation, Ms Stanley’s knee jerk pandering and condemnation are clearly reactive and not well thought out. It was how ever quite acrobatic.
the flips and twists that Ms Stanley executed to avoid comparing Shondaland black women to its white women or Asian women. or the lack of black women outside of shondaland… except ATLANTA.
Surely Ms Stanley is resting comfortably under the care of the best chiropractor knowing she made the airwaves safe for more one dimensional portrayals of black women in particular and women in general.