And a nuance the hillary clinton-crowd uses to distinguish between what is truly privilege and what they decide is privilege because then you can pretend you care about changing shit when you really don't care about changing shit
There is a site i started following and reading lately called "manrepeller": it's pretty and it's quirky and i don't even care about the clothing they showcase ( because i literally swear that they just choose stuff at random to show off brand names and play off the outrageous prices of the items ) but i recognize that it's just a pretty, guilty-pleasure, PRIVILEGE -LADEN thing to read. (i want to live these women's lives - they are young, ambitious, attractive, talented; they get to wear cool clothes and stop off at tasty coffeeshops in the afternoon and trendy shops for lunch and walk/take the subway to work in glamorous new york city and people get to think THEY'RE COOL) and i find it entertaining to read about how these girls burn through their money living superficially glamorous lives as fashion blog writers in new york city and the articles they come up with revolving around pop culture ( i also like how they pass themselves off as fashion models in mismatched clothes and think nothing of it; there is a distinct DIY element going on here).
So i like it. I recognize it for what it is, and cringe at the occasional hillary clinton/liberal reference, but i knew what i was getting into
So i'm reading this article one girl wrote about a lady who quit working at an art gallery and started farming in Miami
I enjoyed the article, and even felt a little inspired by it, and then I get to the comments and I get stopped short, like literally SHORT, because it's all "this article was really childish" and "this girl is really privileged" and "she said "other" farmers live in cute little houses" and all this other crap and it's like, jesus christ, lighten up
(This is what the right calls "virtue signaling" and the left loves to cannibalize their own when they're straying from the official line, continuing this good cop/bad cop narrative that keeps this demented society submissive). This is a real phenomenon though, the ol' signaling, and the comments for this story became a trail of tears of jealous, catty women complaining about this woman who worked hard to make this business and calling her privileged and airheaded.
(The interview was also conducted haphazardly while the interviewee was driving her truck around to various restaurants and farms, so she may have said the first thing that came off the top of her head, and she may not have expressed herself well because maybe she was nervous, maybe she wasn't concentrating on what was at hand, I mean GOSH)
It just totally shocked me. I had enjoyed the article and was surprised and saddened by these "observations" that the article was "childish" and the woman featured "arrogant"
Maybe I see the world through privileged-glasses, but I kinda think I don't. The woman took a risk and she works her ass off. So people who have money (and by the way, you don't know how she got it, she may have saved it from working eight years at that art gallery in Europe) but create something honestly should be chastised and hang their head low? On a website where people are regularly discussing how to waste hundreds of dollars on clothes that don't deserve it?
That website is a big guilty-pleasure, rip off the sex and the city lifestyle (although I've never seen that show and NEVER WANT TO) , fashion, blog, glamorous, you're-so-cool, you're-the-cool-girls, can-i-live-vicariously-through-you-? website, and hillary clinton followers gonna complain about privilege????
This is part of the insanity of being a liberal; but I guess this is something that totally went over my head and that I didn't realize was part of the experience of this otherwise delicious website: the petty criticizing and condescending chastisement that liberals engage in as a part of their phony activism, another privilege of the rich, another fun activity at their disposal, alongside throwing money at over-priced clothing
Meta de Missoni has the dream of creating a dating/porn site where people can pay for and design their own personal dating experience and or porn shoot.