Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

Woke

Woke wasn't an insult to begin with, but then the stickinthemuds got hold of it and started using it as one- and those of us who identify with a gentler, kinder, more considerate, more thoughtful, more questioning ethos than the one embraced by the Daily Mail meekly accepted the downgrade and started backing down and apologising.

In the same way, a decade or two back, believers in sexual equality found themselves going, "I'm not a feminist, but..." because the stickinthemuds had done a number on the word.

Well, I'm not having it. I refuse to let the old fools write my script. I like the word. And I'm reclaiming it.

Yeah, I'm woke.

Woke, woke, woke, woke, woke.....

Whatcha' gonna do about it, punk!

Also, since you ask, I fully identify as a snowflake.....
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