Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Annoying Facebook Nonsense

Seriously, why is it that every few days I must be subjected to some random sexist posting on my Facebook newsfeed? I swear, Facebook is where political correctness goes to die AND I'm someone who hides the most ignorant of my "friends" so I probably see less of this than most people. Today the annoyance is this:

Yes, I'm a female. I push doors that clearly say PULL. I laugh harder when I try to explain why I'm laughing. I walk into a room and forget why I was there. I count on my fingers. I hide the pain from my loved ones. I say it is a long story, when it really is not, just to get out of having to tell it. I cry a lot more than you think I do. I care about people who don't care about me. I am strong because I have to be, not because I want to be. I listen to you, even when you don't listen to me..... AND A HUG WILL ALWAYS HELP!!. Yes, I'm a girl!!!!! Re-post if you're a LADY and proud to be one ♥♥♥

HAHAHA! KEWL! Didn't you know that LADIES are stupid, silly, emotionally secretive and yet still emotional people who don't want to be strong, and just looooooooooove hugs. PLUS you can TOTALLY tell it's about girls because it ends in hearts! HEARTS, PEOPLE!

This stuff is cringe worthy and it's everywhere. This summer, I saw this over and over:

A real woman always keeps her house clean and organized, the laundry basket is always empty. She's always well dressed, hair done. She never swears, behaves gracefully in all situations and all circumstances. She has more than enough patience to take care of her family, always has a smile on her lips, and a kind word for everyone. Post this as your status if you, too, suspect that you might be a man.

OUCH! I think I just strained a muscle with an epic eye roll. While this gets bonus points for an attempt at tongue-in-cheekness, it's still an iteration of the same old shit. You see, just making at joke that you might be a man because you don't do all the "real women" stuff doesn't exactly change the gender narrative, does it?

Honestly, I feel kind of bad for the people who share this stuff. Not only are these "re-post ifs" pretty ignorant, but they're also absolutely unfunny and unoriginal. To be perfectly frank, if you share any "re-post if" (regardless of potential political incorrectness or not!) on my newsfeed, I'll probably hide you. It makes us all much happier.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent post! It's cool to find that I'm not the only one who took issue with that stupid re-post status. XD


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