Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Memes and Misogynoir

On April 7, 2012, a fire broke out at the Chateau Deville Apartments, a complex located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Though no serious injuries were reported, one woman—in whose home the fire started—was treated for smoke inhalation and five units were damaged, displacing several families and depriving many more of electricity.

The story reported by NBC-affiliate KFOR-TV included a brief interview with resident Kimberly Wilkins, who ran for her life as the building as the building burned: You probably know her better as Sweet Brown. Her closing line, "ain’t nobody got time for that," is sure to ring a bell.

How is it that a witness to an [...]