Shocking new First World problem: Not following enough women on Twitter–it’s “passive sexism”
My latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:
Microaggressions–so tiny you can’t even see them–are bad enough as far as feminists are concerned.
But now we have something even tinier and even worse: micro-passive-aggressions.
Credit ultra-feminist Jessica Valenti of the U.K. Guardian for discovering this shocking new form of misogyny: not following female tweeters on your Twitter feed. That’s “passive sexism”–and it must be ruthlessly eradicated.
Here’s Valenti’s tweet about the male pig she encountered on a New York subway car:
“The guy next to me on the subway was checking Twitter; he followed almost all the same people I did but NO WOMEN. Passive sexism is for real”
“It’s like when you meet someone whose favorite authors, musicians, artists, etc are all RANDOMLY male. Suspect.”
Congratulations, Jessica! You’ve discovered a brand-new form of oppression of women: men sitting on subways or buying books and music online, all, by the way, minding their own business.
Naturally a bunch of people took to laughing at Valenti with their own tweets–and social justice warriors don’t like to be laughed at, So Valenti tweeted in response:
“Whenever Twitter gets mad at me I know I have my next column idea”
Mmm, I can’t wait to read that one. I’ll be checking the Guardian‘s website every day.
Posted by Charlotte Allen