I like Megan McArdle’s stuff, but: what?
Whenever I first heard the word “microaggression,” sometime in the last five years, I’m sure I was unaware how big “micro” could get. The accusation of a microaggression was about to become a pervasive feature of the Internet, and particularly social media. An offense most of us didn’t even know existed, suddenly we were all afraid of being accused of.
(Bolding mine.) I for one am not particularly afraid of being accused of ‘microaggression.’ What do I look like, a college professor or something? I’m a stay-at-home dad who tells people that they’re wrong on the Internet. That allows me a certain amount of privilege, or whatever the trendy identity politics buzzword is this week…
PS: I will say, though, that Western Civilization would be better off if we started encouraging people to give a hearty ‘Piss off’ as a response to rudeness.