and other horror hastags ...
The horror of a peer-attached society becomes clear every once in a while with a trending hashtag on Twitter.com.
The #awkardsundays and #bedofshame hashtags showed us earlier this year just how shallow some men can be. The fact that a celebrity from TV was the catalyst for the seriously low and demeaning stream of copycat tweeters made it understandable in a sense. Those without a moral compass look to those from TV to help show them what is 'hip'. "Hey, if Geordie is doin' it, it should be OK right?"
The shock that the latest wave of nastiness on the hashtag #DumpTheHoe was not so much a shock at how low men are prepared to go in making public statements highlighting their misogyny, (although it truly is shocking). The completely deflating slant on this story is about the lows that other WOMEN and GIRLS are prepared to go to to stoke the fire of this misogyny.
Some examples below, (I didn't include the really nasty ones).
What are we expecting from each other? Is this what we've come to? How awful it must be to be on the singles scene these days.
Narcissism can be described as the voice inside us that tells us we're better than others, that we can blame the shortcomings of others for the reason why we are who we are. What this 'trend' is telling us is a sad and sorry facet of a disconnected society that has forgotten what it means to be real with each other.