Yes, Ayesha Curry’s Tweets Were Problematic

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After reading Mrs. Curry’s first tweet that started the uproar on Twitter I didn’t quite understand that big deal. 

But after reading her second tweet and then the first again. I got it. Was I outraged? No. But what was disappointing was the men and women dubbed the women who thought Ayesha Curry’s tweets were problematic as “thots” “hoes”, etc. 

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My problem with these tweets is that “classy over trendy” acts as a comparison while suggesting that the women who wear these trends aren’t classy, as if trendy is contrary to classy. Do I think Ayesha was being malicious? Absolutely not. But I can see how these tweets rubbed women and a few men the wrong way. 

Ayesha has every right to express how she wants to dress and how she wants to present herself to the world and her husband. I have no problem with that. A non-judgemental opinion would have been: “I like to keep the good stuff covered for my husband.” A lot of people got that confused. Your opinion does not automatically go into the neutral, non-offending category because it is your opinion. Your opinion can be problematic. 

You can call it a “stretch” for the analytical aspects of this post and that’s fine. Many of us have learned that there are messages behind words and most importantly that WORDS MEAN THINGS. As we learn more and more about patriarchy and the ways it oppresses women, we learn about the messages that are conveyed and what they really mean– pernicious or not. 

The amount of skin a woman shows does not determine what kind of person she is, how kind she is. Women can be mothers, wives and still sexy: Crop tops, short shorts, stilettos and such it does not a determine whether or not they will be married, how intelligent they are.

A woman’s worth is not what she chooses to wear and it never will be. 

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