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Oppressive Wokeism Needs to Stop

When Will We Realize That Wokeism is a Tool For Oppression?

Joe Duncan
10 min readOct 29, 2019

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Can men even have a little bit of fun anymore? I don’t mean the kind of fun that gets innocent and unconsenting persons hurt, I mean simple, goofy, silly fun that doesn’t hurt a fly? I’m tempted to think that the answer is no, we cannot…and I know that many men feel this way deep down inside, they feel that no matter what they do, they’ll become a target for the outrageous criticisms of a certain group of people who are simply looking for something to be upset about. I’m speaking, of course, about the “wokeists.”

“What is a wokeist?” you might be wondering. Wokeism, by my definition, is weaponized personal grievances masquerading as a genuine social concern. It’s defined by its fraudulent nature, as being distinct from legitimate social grievances. Wokeism only knows outrage — it knows not empathy for victims.

Just because we’re outraged by one serious problem in society doesn’t mean we have to turn our filter off and become outraged by everything we see online, no questions asked, no fact-checking done; our filter bubbles make all of this a lot worse, of course.

Wokeism takes many forms, and yes, men can be guilty of it, too. Wokeism is when a renowned scientist is forced to be publicly humiliated over his choice of wearing a t-shirt with scantily-clad women on it (and the outrage curiously and conspicuously wasn’t at all directed at the manufacturer of the t-shirt), just like wokeism is the guy who wants to sit around and spend a significant portion of his life advocating things like the death penalty for pedophiles, but when it comes time to actually discuss changes to our laws that allow abusers to go undetected and prosper, he’s nowhere to be found. And, God forbid, we say that we need to take donations or petition signatures for a cause like this, he disappears into the night without a trace — he was all hot-air, all hubris, all talk, and he never really cared about the cause at hand. He’s the quintessential slacktivist, he’s the armchair political theorist for whom other people’s suffering is usurped and traded as some form of moral currency on the internet.

Wokeism is character-assassination-smear-tactics personified into a movement. Wokeism is social outrage…

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Joe Duncan

I’ve worked in politics for thirteen years and counting. Editor for Sexography: Medium.com/Sexography | The Science of Sex: http://thescienceofsex.substack.com