At the end of the day I refuse to be swayed or convinced by articles and thinkpieces with flowery/decorative language if the ideas contained within are stale, or worse, stolen from a different writer and then revised for a bigger publication. Btw that < has actually happened to me a few times and I’ve had to hold my tongue from calling out the people that did it bc I know how the industry works and know that readers are always more excited to read about a lived in political issue if it’s done in a voyeuristic way. It’s easier for lefty middle class writers to indulge themselves into thinking they’re open minded if they can read something from a priveleged writer who is far-removed from the consequences of that issue. It requires no real reflexivity and pacifies the seriousness of what is discussed, and is mostly self serving so the reader never has to think about it in a comprehensive way again IMO
Sheith for the otp meme?