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The Online Mob Masquerades as a Social Justice Movement
« on: September 13, 2015, 01:48:26 pm »
"The truth is hard to deduce when a couple’s relationship breaks down, violently, with both sides relating their sides online."

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Re: The Online Mob Masquerades as a Social Justice Movement
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2015, 03:23:03 pm »
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"The truth is hard to deduce when a couple’s relationship breaks down, violently, with both sides relating their sides online."

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Yes, I was reading about this on the weekend. I read this article and like the author , am still pondering it's accuracy but intrigued by the ideas :

"The culture on display ...... by way of contrast, is “characterized by concern with status and sensitivity to slight combined with a heavy reliance on third parties. People are intolerant of insults, even if unintentional, and react by bringing them to the attention of authorities or to the public at large. Domination is the main form of deviance, and victimization a way of attracting sympathy, so rather than emphasize either their strength or inner worth, the aggrieved emphasize their oppression and social marginalization.”

It is, they say, “a victimhood culture.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/09/the-rise-of-victimhood-culture/404794/

I am made uneasy by the concept of 'victimhood' but used in the way this article suggests, it seems fitting to the kind of online interactions I've read which masquerade as 'social justice'. They use college campuses but I think, like the author, it has a wider application.

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