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originally posted by: Spacespider
Deface the man pig impostors #Womanface...
no justice no peace !! no justice no peace !!
originally posted by: Boadicea
Why is Blackface bad but Drag is good?
This question has bothered me since I knew both were a thing. Lately, as more and more celebs are being shamed for donning Blackface, but drag -- even by young boys! -- is increasingly applauded, I don't understand how one is so horrible and the other is so wonderful.
Generally speaking, I don't like many impersonations because mocking and ridiculing in the most insulting fashion seems to be the only purpose. Not always, but more often than not. So for the same reasons, I put both (modern) Blackface and womanface in that same category. I don't want it criminalized. I don't want anyone "cancelled." I can just dismiss it for what it is, leave other people to it, and walk away.
I've read some defenses (and that's really all they are). Some are based pretty much on which "protected" group is more "oppressed." But let's just say it's all circular reasoning at best. I know... I know... there's a lot of circular reasoning going around on a lot of issues these days!!! But maybe if I can make some sense of this kind of logic it will help me figure out some other logic... if that makes any sense at all... So I want to hear what ATSers of all stripes think about it who do tend to demand deeper thinking about many things. Whatever you think.
To be clear, I'm not talking about transgender people who are living as a woman. I'm referring just to men dressing and performing in womanface for entertainment purposes. And I'm not looking for opinions about either one in and of themselves. Just in terms of how people can see the former as bad and the latter as good.
What am I missing???
originally posted by: PhilbertDezineck
a reply to: Boadicea
Flip WIlson as Nadine?
originally posted by: IAMTAT
A white man wearing 'woman face' is AOK to the Left...as long as that woman face isn't a black woman face.
Black trumps woman every time.
A white guy impersonating Oprah at a Halloween party...is ALWAYS a Racist...and should probably be immediately beaten with sticks.
I think the difference is historically blackface was done in a very demeaning way to represent black people. On the other hand, a man playing a woman doesn't have the same baggage.
A man playing a woman can be comedic in nature, but doesn't come with the historical context so it doesn't touch a nerve. On the other hand, dressing up in black face can illicit all kinds of negative reaction due to the history. Big difference.