Monday, January 25, 2016

Julie Delpy, the game is stacked against you

You've probably heard the whole "Oscars are racist" thing by now. It seems not to be true that black actors are disadvantaged:
Black actors/actresses in Oscars in the last 20 years:

• 10% of best supporting actor winners were black.
• 20% of best supporting actresses were black.
• 15% of best leading actors were black.
• 5% of best leading actresses were black.

When you calculate the average (10+20+15+5) ÷ 4 = 12.5%.

So, black people are almost perfectly represented in winners, considering their share in the population is 12.6%

Anyway, a white feminist actress by the name of Julie Delpy decided to add to the chorus of complaint by throwing in the idea that women were also victims of film industry discrimination:
...there’s nothing worse than being a woman in this business...Two years ago I said something about the academy being very white male, which is the reality, and I was slashed to pieces by the media. It’s funny; women can’t talk. I sometimes wish I were African American because people don’t bash you afterward. It’s the hardest to be a woman. Feminists is something people hate above all. Nothing worse than being a woman in this business. I really believe that.

You might think that Julie Delpy would be applauded on the left for such a feminist outburst. In fact, it was seen as an unforgivable error. You see, in the leftist hierarchy of oppression, blacks are thought to be much more oppressed than women. White women are at the very bottom of the hierarchy (white men don't even get to be on it).

Julie Delpy

The way the leftist mind works is to think "How dare Julie Delpy claim to occupy the same place of oppression as black people. This shows just how guilty she is of occupying a privileged space. She should know that when it comes to black people she is guilty by virtue of being a white person. All that she can do is to acknowledge this and humbly accept what black people have to say about their oppression."

Julie Delpy tried to apologise for her violation of this leftist view:
I’m very sorry for how I expressed myself. It was never meant to diminish the injustice done to African American artists or to any other people that struggle for equal opportunities and rights, on the contrary. All I was trying to do is to address the issues of inequality of opportunity in the industry for women as well (as I am a woman). I never intended to underestimate anyone else’s struggle! We should stay alert and united and support each other to change this unfair reality and don’t let anyone sabotage our common efforts by distorting the truth.

Common efforts? United? Julie, you're kidding yourself. You think you're equal to others higher than you in the hierarchy of oppression? No way! You have to prostrate yourself a lot more fulsomely than this. In leftist thought you are guilty as an oppressor and have to recognise yourself as such and acknowledge your lack of moral status.

There was, for instance, an avalanche of criticism of her apology at the Jezebel feminist website. This one gives you some idea of the tone of the criticism:
“I’m very sorry (1) for how I expressed myself. It was never meant to diminish the injustice done to African American artists or to any other people that struggle for equal opportunities and rights(2), on the contrary. (3) All I was trying to do is to address the issues of inequality of opportunity in the industry for women as well (as I am a woman)(4). I never intended to underestimate anyone else’s struggle! (5) We should stay alert and united and support each other to change this unfair reality (6) and don’t let anyone sabotage our common efforts by distorting the truth.”(7)

1) End sentence here.
2) It did though. Acknowledge what you are apologizing for; say “it diminished..” as a statement, without qualifiers that excuse you.
3) oh no, don’t even
4) not really the time for more excuses.
5) nobody cares
6) you’re not my friend dummy; you haven’t effectively apologized yet.
7) Are you serious

Do you see from this the kind of self-subordinating, kowtowing posture that is expected from Julie Delpy because of her race? By playing the leftist game she got to feel superior to white men but at the cost of losing all dignity when it comes to dealings with other races.

Is it really worth it, Julie? The game you have accepted is ultimately stacked against you. You are going to lose - you have been assigned a lowly position from which, according to the rules of play, you cannot move.

1 comment:

  1. The hatred between the young feminists (like the Jezebel harpies) and the feminist old guard promises to provide plenty of entertainment. The old guard feminists must be getting pretty nervous.

    Of course if Hillary wins the election this year the old school feminists will almost certainly try a comeback. That will provide even more fun - it will be all-out war between them and the LGBT crowd and the Black Lives Matter crowd.

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