Warning, I’m about to preach.

Don’t read this if you’re easily offended.

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I warned you.

All right, here it goes:

Why do we emphasize our most superficial qualities on social media? When introducing ourselves to the world, we WANT people to know what our sexual preferences are.

Or what our gender identity is.

Or what our race is.

Or what we eat for dinner.

We’re DYING to let the world know what makes us stand out, no matter how superficial that characteristic is. No matter how little effort we’ve had to put in for said characteristic (this inclination is especially prevalent on Twitter).

I’ve seen people PROUDLY proclaiming their polyamory!

Twitter, in a nutshell.

Like, why?

The point of introducing ourselves is to find common ground. Common interests. This is how connections are made. Why are politics and religion a no-no for initial conversation? (That was a rhetorical question, by the way)

“Hi, how are you? My name’s Corey and I’m a content creator. I LOVE writing stories, blogging, making videos, and recording myself talking about stuff (podcasts)! I just love creating things. It’s my passion.”


These are topics that people can talk about for hours. There’s only so much you can do with intersectionality (or identity politics, if you will).

“Yeah, I’m Tim, uhh…I’m like, BYE-SEXUAL. I go both ways in the bedroom, yo! And uhhh…yeah.”

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Talking about stuff that either, A) Shouldn’t be discussed in polite society, B) Most people cannot relate to, or C) you’re not actively working towards, is CRINGE.


Thank you. Bye.

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3 thoughts on “How Intersectionality on Social Media Makes You a Boring Person

  1. The point of introducing ourselves is to find common ground. Common interests. This is how connections are made.

    I feel like unconsciously we perpetuated these divides.

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  2. I disagree. I am bi and for me it is not just about my bedroom preferences, it’s part of who I am, kind of like I am a Christian or I am a Trekkie. I follow other queer writers because I know they “get me.” Now that you’ve joined a conservative social networking site, I’m not sure you get my follow any more. I repeat, I’m not offended, I just don’t think I get you.


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