Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Backlashing the Bystander

So apparently one celebrity tweets that they're Big Pimpin', another celebrity respectfully points out that to "pimp" is akin to promoting the sexual slavery of women, and this article - which oddly appears to agree - does so while totally degrading the point through mocking that Celeb 2 actually took the moment to make a point. Fuck.

I WANT people to speak up respectfully when they see some behavior that degrades and humiliates. That's appropriate and I work hard every day to provide space and social support for people to do that. Then in an effort to be interesting snarking columnists put those who actually do speak up back into their places so that we can exist in a comfortably ignorant world again.

Unfunny, Jessica Wakeman.