In an article published this month on the Huffington Post, author Zeba Blay declared that “Harriet Tubman, Who’s Being Recognized More And More, Is A Total 10.”
The article by Ms. Blay outlines a rare photograph of the legendary abolitionist. “The portrait shows a much younger Tubman than we have ever seen,” she writes. And according to Blay, this rare picture of the legendary Tubman is important because she was hot.
Aside from Ms. Blay’s headline, which declares Ms. Tubman “a total 10,” the author again emphasizes Ms. Tubman’s beauty by quoting Historian Kate Larson, who also calls the icon “beautiful.”
The objectification of Ms. Tubman is striking, considering that Ms. Blay has repeatedly decried women being depicted as only “beautiful” or “attractive,” and nothing more.
For example, in her article, “Don’t Use Alicia Keys’ Bare Face To Shame Women Who Wear Makeup,” she says that people need to stop judging women based on their looks. Unfortunately, “society polices women’s bodies,” Blay wrote.
And now she is, apparently, judging an abolitionist icon, in part, by her looks.