Recently Twitter sent me a notification saying “It was 9 years ago today that you joined Twitter” and the first thing I thought was; time to close down my account. This shit has been going on long enough.
I had been toying with the idea of closing my account down for a while, and the only reason was that the environment was so incredibly toxic. The things I saw were either self-promotion or the ugliest side of identity politics.
You tweet that you think that there are things you agree with when it comes to fourth-wave feminism, and you can expect a vicious response from one side. Say that you believe that you don’t agree with the denialism of ignoring biological difference between men and women, and you can expect a vicious response from the other side.
Both the regressive left and the conservative right have entrenched themselves so deeply in the foxholes they dug on the Twitter Battlesphere, that I got tired of reading those tweets, even from the people that I agreed with. It becomes hard to be a centrist.
In the meantime, I’m playing around with Instagram, but my interest there is slowly fading as well. Social media maakt meer kapot dan je lief is.