After an election where Identity Politics generated an identity politics backlash that overwhelmed the Identity Politicians, MTV News triples down with perhaps the most textbook example of tone-deafness in a movement that can’t carry a tune in a bucket in the first place.
Broad, ofay stereotyping is now good, apparently:
“White guys”. Huh. Because an Italian about as much socially in common with a Swede as a Korean has with a Philipino?
My “favorite”? “Learn what ‘mansplaining’ is, and stop doing it”.
Ma’am, I know what “mansplaining” is. It’s a way to dismiss someone’s argument without actually having to address it. It’s a weaponized rhetorical coin trick that genderizes, at most, poor communication, and at the very least, personal annoyance and peevishness. Nothing more. In a world run by Mitch Berg, using the term “Mansplaining” to cut off an argument would be grounds for spraying people in the face with mace.
And if I could just take a moment to express my complete fatigue with Millennial hipster pajama-boy gamma male virtue-signalling?
I plan on circulating this far and wide – until it gets disappeared, at least.
It’s also more than a little tempting to do my own New Years resolutions list for MTV and our Social Justice Warrior community.