I finally got on the Spotify bandwagon. Add me @ b3n_5mash, plz
…and if my male pal doesn’t figure this out soon we’re not going to be cool anymore. This is the kind of thing that makes me resent my breasts. Job well done again, patriarchy.
Just tell him. Memes are just as passive aggressive as stewing about it. Waiting for anybody to “figure it out” is not taking a step forward for your cause. You’re just waiting in place for the world to move under you. Life doesn’t work like that. I once knew a guy who had a hipster-as-hell leather vest and I wanted to poke fun but, then I saw that the Waffen-SS logo was painted on the back. I was a little taken aback and a mutual friend said “Just leave it alone, he won’t listen and eventually get his ass kicked.” I told him that doesn’t help him and it doesn’t help the world around him. I didn’t make a hipster scumbag meme, I didn’t whine to the internet or stew because my sensibilities have been rustled. I walked up to him and stated that he should be careful where he wore it. He seriously had no idea that the dual-thunderbolt was not only a Nazi thing but that it had been re-purposed as an icon of the white power movement. I explained as such and asked him how he felt about wearing it. “It’s a conversation starter, baby.” I let him know that it’s one thing to tell a dipshit at a party that he’s a dipshit but when you walk around in public passively being an asshat, you’re not starting conversations. You’re breeding contempt and you’re not being avant-garde. He pretended to be apathetic but I said what needed to be heard and he never wore it again.
Honesty wins allies and moves thought forward, not “Social Justice Blogging.” Participate in the democracy of society by honestly sharing with others, don’t undermine it by being a dick.