The 2016 ballot brought out the most difficult in people.
For some, itmeant obvious racism. For others, it signified radical porn-like posts.
Talking about politics on Facebook is like bringing up butt plugsat Thanksgiving: No one cares how “youre feeling”, and no one wants to share with you.
As a privileged lily-white maiden, I am reasonably humiliated how we included this election.
We played surprised segregationstill exists and returned that temper intotortured Facebook rantings and pre-protest brunch pictures.
To avoid being unfollowed in the future, here are some of “the worlds largest” besetting types of political poles to avoid when on Facebook 😛 TAGEND
1. Parties who demonstrate because its tending
Thousands of people pictured upfor theWomens March in Washington alone in January, but the majority of members of the activism weve accompanied since seems to bethrough Facebook.
Its clearly isnta bad occasion being an partisan and a feministis favourite and delivering more attention to pulping publications, but keep at it even if a hashtag isnt proceeding viral.
Protests are meant to show a physical attendance of the people working against the fighting, but if youre notshowing up to the parade, youre more of poser than a protester.
2. Privileged people who are confidently speak about being suppressed
Notice how I open this article with as a privileged lily-white woman.
Its vital to recognize your own status before you can even begin to understand or speak aboutthe struggles of others.
Dont stop at affirming your advantage what are you doing to utilize that advantage to help those who have been marginalized?
3. Political trolls
Earl from your 10 th grade social analyzes class has nothing better to do than comes his aggression out through triggering controversial observations on your political status.
Ive spotted best available route to reconnect with old-time high school friends is to write something preposterous, like support forPlanned Parenthood.
Earl and I are close now in that hes warning my part family.
4. Parties who unfriend others based on political beliefs
Deleting someone because you dont agree with his or herpolitical poles is like Donald Trump calling report stores fake.
You are just curating your world until all thats left is your family and one acquaintance who chortles at all of your farces( cough coughing, Putin ).
5. Parties who announce just for the likes
At the end of the day, youre not going to change someones political beliefs based on what you write on Facebook.
If youre writing about something like womanhoods titles to your feminist feed, youre simply urging to the choir.
Post a gym selfie for likes, announce your happy hour margarita for likes, take a boomerang of your ass for all I attend, but satisfy, dont post politically for likes.
Season nineof Gen Why is here to advise you to leave Facebook to what it does best cat memes.