Here’s why I’m not about to argue with you on Twitter!Posted: January 3, 2016
Hello! Did I just send you this link? Are you trying to have an
argument a “discussion of our opinions” on Twitter?
Then this post is for you, my friends!
I don’t have
arguments “discussions of opinions” on Twitter. This is why:
- You can’t make a point in 140 characters. So I’m not about to try.
- You probably have an inaccurate view of the world, such as “all poor people are scroungers” or “disabled people should just try harder” or “men have it hard too!” or similar.
- I do not have the time or energy to explain any of the following to you over Twitter:
- Feminist theory
- The social housing allocation system
- The welfare benefit system
- Various models of disability.
- It is not my job to educate you on any of the above. If you want to know about it you can go out and find out about it, just like I had to.* In fact, there’s some info about that stuff here on this very blog!
- In order to explain why your view is incorrect would require way more than 140 characters and requires you do stuff like read things. Which you either a) can’t be bothered to do or b) think you’re correct about anyway.
- You feel your opinion overrides my real life experience and knowledge. It doesn’t, it never will. I know you find that hard to accept, but you’ll get there.
- But, I’m 99.9% sure that you have no interest in doing any of the above because all you want to do is tell me how poor people are scroungers/women are all man-hating feminazis/welfare benefits are ruining this country or similar. In which case I’ll probably just laugh at you for a while until I get bored and go off to find something more entertaining to do.
*this does not include any of the following sources: The Daily Mail, The Sun, The Express, http://www.poorpeoplearescroungers.com, your mate who knows this bloke whose next-door neighbour got a house for free and she gets £30,000 a year and doesn’t work, Katie Hopkins, Jeremy Kyle