Friday, January 2, 2015

So This is Interesting

[TRIGGER WARNING: CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, SEXUAL ASSAULT]

Slate has concocted a calendar of 2014 in which every single day they highlighted something that a lot of people were outraged about. It includes everything from Mike Brown's death to the giant butt plug Christmas tree. It's fun but also annoying, because they included a voting function in which people can say whether they think it was "outrageous" or "overblown."

Are Slate readers a bunch of libertarians or what? All the privacy issues have a high percentage of "outrageous" votes, but somehow 450 people consider the flying of swastika flags to be "overblown." Also, the only sexism issues that are considered universally "outrageous" are the ones that happened in places like Iran. It's a straight up live demonstration of Islamophobia.

At least everyone seems to hate Bill Cosby. Unless people are voting that they're outraged over the fact that he was accused of sexually assaulting a minor.

Yeah, this thing might actually make you hate the world. Also, I didn't read all the articles below about "OUTRAGE CULTURE" DUN DUN DUN HOW DARE PEOPLE BE MAD ABOUT THE INJUSTICE THAT THEY CAN NOW SEE HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD THANKS TO WIDESPREAD INTERNET ACCESS.

If anything's "overblown," it's the fretting about people's outrage. Shit's fucked up, and I'm glad people are noticing. Most of the things on Slate's outrage calendar are worth getting riled up over.

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