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Patricia Arquette has had a hell of a day today in the wake of her empowering best supporting actress acceptance speech and divisive post-speech comments.

Instead of backing down from the various thinkpieces and critiques aimed at her today, she took to Twitter to flesh out her statement a little more.


This isn't an apology, but it is an explanation. She's working ‚ÄĒ sincerely ‚ÄĒ to clarify her thoughts. Her original comments, rife with the absence of intersectional feminist thinking, have been a little bit tempered by these tweets.¬†I think she meant what she said last night, but has thought about and processed how her comments¬†were a huge disservice to people of color and the queer community, or at least understands that within the nebulous idea of equality there's still a lot of inequality that prevents people from accessing feminism the same way she does.


Danielle Henderson is a lapsed academic, heavy metal karaoke machine, and culture editor at Fusion. She enjoys thinking about how race, gender, and sexuality shape our cultural narratives, but not in a boring way.