Friday, May 24, 2013

Ending outrage on Twitter part 1

Every few days a section of people on Twitter get their panties (or boxers or whatever the shit you wear, to avoid being accused of being sexist) rolled up in a bunch and outrage till their heart's content.  Outrage about what, you ask? Well, I don't know. Sometimes they just outrage because they have nothing else to do.  Had it not been for twitter, they wouldn't even have given any thought to the issue they are outraging about.

This outrage continues till they find something new to outrage about.  Sometimes, they are oblivious to the fact that this new outrage is completely contradictory to the previous outrage, but hey, 'my twitter account, my tweets, feel free to unfollow' is the ultimate weapon when someone tries to show some sense to them.

Of course, such exchange of tweets has been an enjoyable spectacle for people like me who like to spy on complete strangers and throw hands up in exasperation on how utterly stupid they are.

So to end this outrage, let us take one issue at a time and try and find ways to abolish it.


Yes, this is the favourite topic of outrage most of the times.  And this is a wide topic.  But I don't really have that much patience to subdivide the topic.  Also, I am kind of bored already.

One fellow was once outraging on how they use a blue ink in sanitary napkins ads.  Basically that fellow wanted them to use red.  BUT HOW DO YOU KNOW WE DO NOT BLEED BLUE IN THOSE 5 DAYS? Also, seriously, why is using blue ink in sanitary napkin ad even an issue? wtf.

And then the other day someone was wondering why is Delhi police taking so much interest in the spot fixing case.  And someone quipped how their bonus might depend on it.  Now, we are all upset on how the police had handled a lot of other cases, but for once they are doing their job and people have a problem with that also.  Delhi police, why don't you hold a poll every day and ask people what case you should follow up today so that you can go about doing your duty without being questioned your intentions behind it.

In fact, they should be outraging about why didn't Vindoo Dara Singh didn't get braces when he was a teen.

And then there is the all pervasive sexism.  I'm not even sure how to talk about it.  Because the outrages are quite contradictory.  I mean, if same thing is said by two people, someone will take an offense to one person but not other person because you know, he's kidding and he doesn't mean it.  Now, if you point out to the person that both said the same thing, well, then you are trolling.  YOU POINT OUT SOMEONE'S STUPIDITY AND YOU ARE A TROLL. Such people are stupid.  I don't know how to tell them they are stupid, mostly because they don't follow me, but I do hope someone tells them that they're stupid.

Sexism reminds me. Yaar, fairness creams and vagina fairness cream and god knows what.  Yes, some of these products are revolting and your skin colour (or for that matter, colour of your vagina) shouldn't really define you just like your gender, weight, etc, but GET OVER IT.  I mean, there are people who want such products and so be it. You don't want it, don't buy.  Like this cousin of mine who stopped using fair and lovely.  Because she started buying fair and handsome when lovely stopped having any effect on her skin. 

Anyhoo. I'm getting bored of writing this post now. And I'm hungry too.  So I'll just publish this and go have my lunch.

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