posted by seagull.apollo to Etiquette/Policy at 11:45 PM (286 comments total)
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To say the least, there have been shitstorms
. Most recently, headdresses
, but also from typefaces
to sordid STD revenge tales
The use of the word 'hipster' on Metafilter has been getting to me as of late. The term appears as a hindrance to balanced discussion. Intelligent members of this community turn into key pounding axe grinders at the drop of a (sharply styled, handmade) hat. Many interesting thoughts are lost in the clamour.
The majority of people that frequent Mefi seem to feel strongly about instances of stereotyping based on a person's perceived image, such as sexism, and racism, so why are we passing collective judgement on an entire group of people? I was going to turn this pony by asking for a ban on the word, but on review that has ice-cube-in-hell chances. Still, can we please stop talking about young people like they're all the same? Pretty please?
And can we discuss? Cause I can't help but feel like there's something with this whole hipster thing that maybe I'm just not getting.