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Category Archives: Social Media

Learning to Let Go (of Social Media)

Recently, I had a situation in real life where I had an intensely negative reaction to something someone said. It was instantaneous and visceral, though I tried to restrain it as best I could. Later that day, I started thinking about cutting back on social media, and, yes, the two are connected. One thing I’ve… Continue Reading

Let’s Talk Social Media Etiquette; Just Call Me Miss Manners

Social media is not going anywhere, and since it’s become a mainstay in the way we converse, I decided to address a few issues I have with it. First of all, Facebook, stop switching my feed from Most Recent to Top Stories. Also, do not wish me a good morning, afternoon, or evening–it’s none of… Continue Reading

You’re Not My Real Mom!

College-educated progressives and people of color MUST find ways to respect, interact with, and ally with these white working class folks. — Noah Smith (@Noahpinion) November 19, 2016 Don’t you fucking tell me what to do, was my immediate response when I saw this tweet. Someone had quoted it and added, “LOL NO” to the… Continue Reading

The Buzzworthification of News: You Won’t Believe the 10 Ways It Sucks

I saw a post recently from a mother chastising people with pets for calling themselves parents. She felt offended by it, but didn’t want to say anything in person because she felt that would be rude. In the piece, however, she had no problem being condescending, saying it’s fine that people choose to be childfree… Continue Reading

Can’t We All Just Get Along? FUCK NO!

It is a mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. –Aristotle The North Carolina Republican Party headquarters in Orange County was firebombed Saturday night. There was a swastika painted nearby along with the words, “Nazi Republicans leave town or else.” No one was injured, for which I’m… Continue Reading

A Voice in the Wilderness

I’ve never been a joiner, and I don’t particularly care for groups. I find that no matter how liberal the group, there is a core mentality to which you have to adhere in order to be embraced. Otherwise, you’re tolerated at best, coldly snubbed at worst. As anyone who has interacted with me knows, I’m… Continue Reading