In the mornings, I cut and paste news stories and send them to friends, but I try to be judicious. Sometimes I make a mistake which only seems normal as it is early and I send A LOT of silly stories, headlines, etc. For instance, from this morning, this.
I was sent this one and then forwarded it to some others I thought would like to read it. From a couple to whom I had not corresponded for some time, I received the snotty rebukes.
I want to send these to some feminist friends, but only a couple will see the significance. The others would just take offense.
It is a tightrope I wake in the mornings. I just forwarded the links to two friends, one of whom may have been a mistake. If you look at the Beyonce Vogue cover and see too many contradictions to name, then we are on the same page.
I have these instead of emojis, but they seem to work the same way. Nonverbal communication. Rich in meaning and subtext. Fun. Better than the discussions about the worth of a life that I am having with others. Words are even trickier than images.