Patriarchy and Pop Culture — Will Smith Is Being A Man

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Patriarchy: slapping someone in the face on live TV in the name of defending your family’s honour.

In what has to be the slap heard round the world, Will Smith strolled up on the Oscar stage, unbuttoned his suit jacket, hit Chris Rock in the face so hard we heard it on TV, then calmly turned and walked back to his seat.

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