Phones In The Library With Their Asians

March 23, 2011 § 1 Comment

someecards realBy now, I’ve read and watched countless responses to Alexandra Wallace’s rant about Asians in the library. Most have been entertaining or insightful, and I didn’t think that I would have anything to add to the conversation; however, one issue has gone unaddressed, so I’m going to speak out about it.

In certain responses, both online and with people I’ve talked to in person, people have drawn attention to the way Alexandra is dressed. “She’s kind of…popping out,” a guy friend said to me. I’ve heard things from “slut” to something along the lines of “you dress that way because you try to hide the fact that you’re fat.”

I definitely don’t condone the racist things Ms. Wallace chose to say. But I also cannot support slut-shaming, which is basically what most of these comments do. “I can’t respect her or take her seriously because all I see are her boobs” is what they translate into. And whether you say that while being serious or being humorous, you’re still fighting racism with sexism.

From what I saw, Alexandra was clearly getting comfortable sitting on her bed in her room talking to her webcam. Yes, maybe she could’ve covered up more, but please. What she wears is none of your business — there’s no way she could’ve foreseen that video playing from millions of computers around the world. Can you be a mature, non-sexist adult and look beyond her wardrobe choices to the actual person?

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§ One Response to Phones In The Library With Their Asians

  • Ez says:

    Because Alexandra did not represent her personality very well, people were trying to grab at whatever they could, which happened to include her boobs 8D Oh, they were lovely, those ta-tas, *muah*!

    I’ve already gotten out my feelings about this whole thing and racism in general. I can’t help but feel a bit sorry for the poor girl… she was probably slated for a good life before provoking the Asian denizens of teh interwebz. I definitely think it would have been more fitting if she’d have had to go face to face with Asians for the rest of her life after making an internet video. Tisk-tisk on those that made death threats.

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