As reports of racially based harassment have increased over the past week since the election of Trump — even here in my liberal bastion of urban Philadelphia— I have begun to think more critically about what I’ll do if I witness racist, sexist, homophobic, or xenophobic harassment. Because standing aside isn’t an option.
Much like that time she wished she could throw herself in front of bullets for “brown boys”, Cecily self-righteously declares that “As a white, cis-gendered, heterosexual woman, I’m not likely to be a target of harassment. But I can put my white body between an asshole and the person they are trying to hurt.”
I’m assuming all this roosterchesting about activism will end the same way her trendjacking slacktivism always does – with smug self-backpatting and slurpees.