A Snubbed filmmaker blasts the Oscars for perpetuating an unabashed misogyny

A Snubbed filmmaker blasts the Oscars for perpetuating an unabashed misogyny ...

Chinonye Chukwu, a Nigerian-American film director, is exposing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' biases in disregarding her and others like The Woman King.

The director posted on Instagram to express her point about her film being ignored by the Academy. She talked about some of the unique challenges that Black women face in the film industry. She also discussed the irrepressible attitude that helps her navigate an oppressive system.

Chukwu's essay is an open expression of Audre Lorde, a civil rights activist and feminist who defined self-validation as a political act. Many Black women are attempting to reach their full potential in hostile environments by using misogynoir, a term used to describe the double danger of misogyny and racism.

Chukwu's persistent joy derives from the poetry and writing of Maya Angelou, who paid tribute to Black women's radical self-care practices in books such as Still, I Rise, Phenomenal Woman, and We Wear The Masks.

Chukwu's most obvious motives are the words of Black feminist author Alice Walker, who wrote, "Resistance is the secret of joy."

Mamie Till-Bradley is one of the most significant yet overlooked figures in the American Civil Rights Movement. Emmett, their 14-year-old son, was tragically murdered following accusations that he whistled at a white woman in Mississippi. Till-Brandley's courageous pursuit of rectitude drew international attention to the equality movement.

Chukwu turned her disappointment into a teaching moment for anyone who has been let down for manifestly unjust reasons. Her honesty provides valuable insight into effective and proven strategies to overcome opposition.