I know everyone probably is sick of me beating a dead horse about social media and some day, when we as a society stop allowing it to trash the lives of our children I'll shut up about it.
This isn't that day...
What we're witnessing in reference to young members introducing themselves as a presentation rather than who they are, genuinely is part of a much broader social trend pertainaint to the age demographic.
With children as young as adolescents being online and in social media spaces, they are learning that the most precious value in life is chasing likes, views, ect - nods of confirmation and validity by their peers groups, prestige. One of the cheapest, easiest methods to gain prestige in an online space is to give others what they expect, what's agreeable and what's popular. In this way, the social pressure to conform to a mindless drone, devoid of any individuality or independence has never been greater especially
being that most of their tangible peers are interconnected with them through the same mediums.
Young people on social media or online period are drowning in a sea of identity politics, grievance politics and radicalized "us vs them" black and white "thinking". They are anxious because they are afraid that one single tarnish or strike against their image will send their peers after their heads because no one's allowed to not be perfect anymore and they are depressed because they spend their days engaged on a battlefield of psychological warfare.
So... They present in such a way that allows them the perceived leverage of victimhood because calling my someone some kind of "phobe" or something and acting like a vindictive SJW is the only way American culture teaches young people to checkmate anyone who disagrees with them.
Bringing this pertainaint - "kinphobe" is now a political buzzword being thrown around on Twitter and other social media spaces and therians get drug through the weeds because of the alterhuman movement to include us in that toxic dumpster fire crap. So what we end up with are these kids who believe that being a therian or otherkin gives them some sort of a political weapon to use against others or a source of clout to polish up their own image.
And of course
it winds up lumped in with a mountain of literal shit that has nothing to do with being an animal-person in the slightest.
As has been said here:
QueerKat Wrote:it might be a good practice to implement in general, being more direct and having more trust in yourself to know who and what you are, rather than trying to appease argumentative people that won't agree with you regardless of how passively you phrase your identity/beliefs/feelings, etc.
It is imperative, if we hope or aspire for humanity to survive itself, we must start teaching young people to go against the grain again and be themselves, genuinely, without regard for what their peers or their neighbors or the kid down the street thinks.
We have got to stand against cancel culture.
We have got to stand against conformity.
We have got to convince young people that their self worth is not contingent upon internet clout or popularity.
We have got to stop babying young people and start forging them into strong, confident, independent adults again.