The Perpetually Confounding Amount Of Misplaced Confidence On Twitter
If there is one constant associated with Twitter it is the unbridled amount of confidence found in a majority of its users. This is evident in the user who argued about female anatomy with a gynecologist, going so far as to write a 20-page defense of his ignorance on the subject as proof of being right. Then there are the comic fans that argue about characters with the women who actually wrote several of their story arcs.
Sure, we could just call this mansplaining, because that’s what it is. Behold the confidence and lack of empathy, awareness, and humility endlessly on display on Twitter at any given time, friends.
FAKE FANBOY ALERT!
Did you know that if a company provides expensive tools for its workers that it means the writers are highly paid? It’s just science that no one has bothered to formally study!
Vox writers, working in New York City, also got $2000 iMacs and 30 inch monitors. You can feel the obvious suffering under these working conditions that led them to unionize and strike pic.twitter.com/OfzNzD31tQ— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) June 6, 2019
It never occurred to this person that the reason white men are writing cover stories is that white men are being hired to write those cover stories. And those white men are hired to write the cover stories because POC and women are not considered in the first place due to white men doing the hiring.
Ladies and gentlemen, Jason Crotch.
Here is my response to @BernieSanders that led to an avalanche of insults today from random Bernie supporters. I stand behind what I said, which is accurate and even borderline helpful. Moderates are not pushing to use tax dollars to fund abortion. pic.twitter.com/6sjTACvMm0— Jason Crouch (@jasoncrouch) June 6, 2019
Even after multitudes of Twitter users began referring to Crouch as Jason Crotch, he doubled down on being an unending dullard and ass.
This was an apparent attempted insult. I am flattered. https://t.co/WcDnNRvud6— Jason Crouch (@jasoncrouch) June 6, 2019
A very bad take tagged with a popular hashtag to garner more eyes on it:
Here’s someone who’s never had to choose between paying for medical care and doing something fun with friends!
If you can afford bottomless mimosa brunches, you can afford a counseling/therapy session.— Booker G. Washington (@TendentiousG) June 5, 2019
Even after an actual mental health professional argued with Washington, he held fast to his terrible take and argued with dissenters in his comments. It makes you wonder what sort of mindset allows people to constantly look the other way when information to the contrary is presented to them from credible sources. Then again, it makes you realize how we got to where we are as a country when it comes to gun violence, racism, and self-preservation at the cost of others. May Godtopus grant us all the confidence of a less-than-mediocre man to effect real change and spread facts instead of opinioning under the guise of educated statements.
Until then, the bane and boon of social media will forever be the ability of every person, no matter how unqualified, to share their opinions as immovable facts to thousands of people.
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