…at least, for the progressives:
In these posts, teenage girls – and sometimes boys – criticize certain body types or wardrobe choices, often being ruthless in the process.
Oh noes! Criticism!
That means…judgement! That means…not ‘celebrating the choices of others’! Oh, quelle horreur!
So, what sort of comments are we talking about?
In one such post, a blogger writes with accompanying pictures: ‘Hey girls, uhm did you know – open books, NOT legs?’The image that started one particular meme of slut-shaming was the ‘Hey Girls, Did You Know’ post, when Tumblr user officialsabrina_xo uploaded a photo of her with captions saying, ‘Girls, did you know, that uhm, your boobs go inside your shirt?’
The image was removed. Because we all know that works well to clamp down on unwelcome views and opinions, right?
Starting on June 18th, 2012, the image of the brunette was reblogged across the internet, sparking the meme. A week later, the Hey Girls, Did You Know Facebook page was formed. As of this year, it has nearly 37,000 ‘likes.’
Heh! No wonder they want to censor the internet…
One girl posted: ‘Hello citizens, did you know? This is deodorant. Use it,’ which was accompanied by various expressions with a stick of Dove, followed by a picture of her frowning.The image, posted on December 2, 2012, was shared 33 times and liked by 1,335 people.
Probably all summer Tube users…
As Buzzfeed notes, what is interesting about the former meme is that it was one created by girls, who seek to shame other girls, perhaps because of low self-esteem or because they are bullies with the veil of the internet to protect them.
Or perhaps they are, like a lot of people, fed up to the back teeth of being asked not just to tolerate people’s choices, but to celebrate them publicly?
Perhaps they are sick and tired of being told that – should they fail to show their happiness at others’ choices, even where those choices contribute to the coarsening of our culture or the further degradation of our society or impinge directly on their comfort – there is something wrong with them?
The progressives are going to lose this one, I predict.