Kamala Harris may have done a characteristically lousy job at the vice presidential debate, but did you know that she smirked? The Washington Post definitely noticed and couldn’t resist the urge to publish an ode to her fierceness:
Kamala Harris won’t stop her “smirk.” Nor should she. It’s Black women’s superpower, @michele_norris writes https://t.co/irEDPaLiDd
— Washington Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) October 9, 2020
Michelle L. Norris writes:
People who are telling Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala D. Harris to stop smiling or “smirking” or making allegedly exaggerated facial expressions should save their breath. The California senator is not going to stop — nor should she.
Why would she relinquish one of her innate superpowers?
A smiling woman stands her ground and shoots a forceful look that requires a man to follow the rules. She only seems monstrous if progress is what you really find scary.
This “Yaaaas Kween”-ing over a smirk is obnoxious enough on its face. But as Comfortably Smug points out, it’s also pretty hypocritical on the Washington Post’s part:
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) October 9, 2020
We’re old enough when a smirk was a good enough reason for the Washington Post to slime a kid who didn’t deserve it.
Opinion: Time to take on the Covington “smirk,” @CapehartJ writes https://t.co/w7lHOWgJY0
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 25, 2019
But Kamala Harris smirks in order to avoid accountability and reveal how out of her depth she is, and we’re all supposed to stand up and cheer.
This is so good
— Tyler J Penley (@TylerJacobP) October 9, 2020
— Darren (@dmsbriz) October 9, 2020
Smirk for me, but not for thee….
— Kenneth St Cyr (@Kenneth_St_Cyr) October 9, 2020