Eating Its Own Children

Folks, this is hilarious. I highly recommend.

Told you so, told you so, I told you told you told you so.

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11 thoughts on “Eating Its Own Children”

  1. “If this piece from Jezebel is any indication, we’re entering the “generalized sense of danger” phase of the movement now. And maybe that’s a good thing.”

    The writer sees the problem…but then feels the need to shoehorn this in at the end.

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  2. “Smith’s firing shows his personal life was clearly a liability for the company” … well, I disagree that this is parallel to the Kavanaugh thing.

    But: we’re all products now and he wasn’t the right boyfriend-product. These women sound so weird.
    Paul/Beatriz Preciado, the writer, does say that sexuality is fundamentally commercial. You have value due to beauty, fertility, etc. But still. You don’t just have to look sexy to have a job, you have to have the reputation for being an excellent date?

    Does all this really go on in the world of dating?

    I don’t catch all text messages.

    If you are seeing someone you dislike for sex once a month and you are broken up and blocked from their Instagram, does their having a girlfriend constitute cheating?

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  3. ‘Smith “employed tactics of control and manipulation,” Shepherd writes, “including an unwillingness to have sex with [Kay] unless she wore a specific eye makeup.”‘

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  4. I work with graduate and professional students who are mostly in their early 20s, and undergraduates frequently do research in my lab. While I don’t make a point of learning about their social lives, I really don’t get the impression that any of them are human dumpster fires like the folks described in this article.

    I suspect that the clickbait media industry (Jezebel, Gawker & etc.) is an attractor for some of the sketchiest most messed up people around, so I try not to generalize from pieces like this to conclusions about the Kids These Days. Maybe I’m just overly optimistic.

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