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This was what I was feeling as I read Lean In.

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This was what I was feeling as I read Lean In. But Ursula K. Le Guin articulates the issue (though she’s not even talking about that book) much better:

The great ancient male institutions have been increasingly infiltrated by women for the last two centuries, and this is a very great change. But when women manage to join the institutions that excluded them, they mostly end up being co-opted by them, serving male ends, enforcing male values.” (from No Time to Spare)

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A Dialogue on Freedom

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The horror.
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - AR

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I Am Sick and Tired of Constantly Being Bullied for My Extreme Wealth and Political Power

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“‘I could say I’m the most bullied person on the world,’ Mrs. Trump said in an interview with ABC News that was filmed during her visit to Kenya last week.” — New York Times, October 11, 2018

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I have had enough! Army of butlers, please exit the parlor. Bullying is a serious issue for the supremely privileged and it is time for me to speak out. I refuse to let my brave voice be silenced, even though it literally never has been and never will be. It’s time for me to speak up on behalf of yacht owners and tax loopholers everywhere. As I sit on my throne of golden influence, I know more than ever that I am the most bullied person in the world.

Do you all think it’s easy to be on the wrong end of unreasonable income inequality, lapping up beluga caviar as most people can’t afford to pay their monthly rent? It’s extremely difficult to be me. I am often taunted with terrible verbal abuse, such as, “It looks like we’ve run out of caviar,” and “You have eaten over 12 tins of very expensive caviar this week.” When will somebody tell me it gets better? This morning, I stubbed my toe on my platinum coffee table because I was distracted reading a tweet claiming that I am canceled. My diamond-studded life is really hard.

I will no longer stand by silently as I am mercilessly ridiculed and bullied by the unwashed masses just because I happen to have an unpaid servant whose only responsibility is to tell me what the weather is like outside. I know I could just look it up on my phone, but I don’t want to. Does that make me a bad person? I don’t think I should be bullied just because I stand idly by as my friends, family, and I continue to accumulate wealth and influence on the backs of the poor and powerless. I deserve to continue living my immoral, complicit life without any criticism.

I can think of no person in the world who has been bullied to the extent that I have. Open a textbook, point to any figure throughout history, and I’ll tell you how I’ve been bullied worse than them. Every day I wake up as a member of the elite ruling class. I have complete economic freedom to do anything I want with no consequences. I can afford the best doctors — so I’m basically immortal — and the best lawyers — so I’m basically above the law. But, from time to time, someone says something slightly mean about me and my complicitness in the destruction of the planet. This bullying of me and my almost limitless power must stop.

I also don’t deserve to be mocked for dressing like a 19th-century colonialist while visiting countries that were most impacted by brutal colonial oppression. Sometimes, I think people just need to walk a mile in my $10,000 shoes. Then, maybe they’d think twice about bullying me.

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"I also don’t deserve to be mocked for dressing like a 19th-century colonialist while visiting countries that were most impacted by brutal colonial oppression. Sometimes, I think people just need to walk a mile in my $10,000 shoes. Then, maybe they’d think twice about bullying me.'
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Jealousy

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Click “No” If You’d Like Us to Guilt Trip You For Not Subscribing to Our Newsletter

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Want to sign up for our email newsletter to get a fresh batch of delicious recipes and health tips delivered directly to your inbox every day?

Yes, I want to look and feel great!

No thanks! I want to continue being a hog wrapped in tattered cloth eating slop that acknowledges that only a person of earth-shattering stupidity wouldn’t want a fresh batch of beauty tips, vegan recipes, and spiritual wellness techniques delivered to their inbox every day of their lives until they are killed by their own malaise. I want to shuffle listlessly through this miserable life ignorant of which fruits and vegetables promote better skin or meditation retreats that can detoxify my soul because I want to be filthy inside and out.

By clicking “no” I fully acknowledge that by not subscribing I’ll be the only loser on the block who doesn’t know the two items in my pantry I need to mix with fresh mango pulp to create an all-natural exfoliating facial scrub that’s to die for. While everyone else is rocking the radiant glow you can only get after rubbing a third of a mango chutney recipe on your face, I hereby certify I don’t give a damn that my pores are big enough to drive a truck through.

(It’s coarse salt and brown sugar, BTW. That’s the last freebie you’ll get from us!).

I am saying “no thank you!” to email subject lines filled with a playful false sense of urgency like, “You HAVE to bring these Tofurkey bacon-wrapped dates to your next PTA meeting… or else!” because my sense of humor died decades ago. I fully acknowledge that I am slapping away a helping hand that just wants to rescue me from my own inability to get my life in order.

I acknowledge that by rejecting this offer I will never know what gut-healing ingredient to put in my smoothies every day that will supercharge my bowel movements, ensuring that I will always be full of shit. In addition, I, of sound mind, understand that not signing up for this objectively astounding newsletter will haunt me for years until it becomes a permanent stain on my soul that cannot be expunged without the help of a specific spiritual guru whose name I’ll never know because it is exclusive to newsletter subscribers.

Until I come to my senses and realize signing up for this newsletter would be the best decision I’ll ever make, I’ll have to somehow find it within me to continue living as a stupid filth monster with no hope of salvation. I want to revel in my sin and celebrate my nasty. I’ll see you all in Hell.

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