Lest we forget the year 2008 for me was classified as the year of NOT EXACTLY's
when a 'black man' (but not EXACTLY black) made it to the Oval Office...but isnt it exciting that we are even raising this question? As political commentators pointed out a couple of years ago even a 'drop of black blood' was enough to label you 'black'...and the idea of 'hybridity' was redundant.
A 'man' (but not EXACTLY a man) gives birth to a baby girl (and is preggers again)...interesting questions about reading the body and 'gendered expectations' eh.
And two women were part of the bid for a room with a view in the White House (but not EXACTLY good news for feminists any where).
and well it was the year that I could watch the fireworks and hold my tongue (as in not draw parallels with young families in the Gaza strip who would also be watching the sky light up for them)...but NOT EXACTLY... as two days later I am still thinking and writing about it.