i think what’s kind of nightmarish to see about the like endless iterations of horrible discourse about like completely meaningless shit like “are bi people allowed to say the phrase ‘i’m gay’ or is it problematic and evil” is that i dunno how everybody else felt at the time but when like this whole fuckin internet social justice thing was new my hope was that all these discussions would be like, a basis for people to go on to involve themselves more with like real life organizing and activism or whatever instead of like, the whole thing just ossifying into a permanent fixture of social media that a lot of the time consists entirely of people with extremely little life experience arguing with each other in often deeply hostile and bad faith manners solely for the sake of arguing or feeling morally superior.
like it’s just incredible to think about the amount of like strong emotional investment and anger and like righteous outrage and fury and obsession and intensity that goes into like arguments about whether or not somebody should be ostracized for calling themselves pansexual yet still saying the phrase “im gay lol” in a discord group chat at 4 AM, like the realization dawns on me that a lot of this stuff was never even intended to be even remotely related to like activism and politics and collective struggle or anything like that, it might use the language of politics but its social function is comparable to people being really into “console wars” in internet forums from 2005.
taking a quiz for my college class. am i hallucinating
i see you attend tumblr university, op
Secretly this is a question of ethics. Because do you answer correctly and admit you can identify Homestuck from a single screenshot for a grade or do you pretend you’ve never been on tumblr circa 2013 and fail the question?