Article Title: #Movements drowning rationality?

 

Article Summary

This article deals with the topic of how movements launched today are about any topic they feel like and the movements of importance rather than throwing light on a sensitive issue make a ruckus about it .The author starts with how the world is in the grip of hashtag movements which range from gender equality to celebrity commentators . There is a rush of these movements on social media platforms these days . She believes that opinions are important and the more diverse, but when these opinions are strategically curated to cater to a preplanned social/political purpose; twisted and bent to forcibly fall in line with the argument of one side of the many warring partiescan be bitterly disturbing.

The author emphasises that many movements are important for us and are necessary but when they overstay their time often by the courtesy the self-proclaimed activists of these movements who can basically be anybody with a smart phone at their disposal. She further gives an example to illustrate the point that we today rather than giving importance to serious concerns are still stuck on insignificant issues. She explains her own story as how she expected something good out of the #Timesup movement ( against sexual harassment by Hollywood celebrities) but at the end even this movement could not sustain but was hampered with information that neither had substance nor logic. The author concludes that she sincerely urges people to exercise their constitutional right to freedom of speech and expression more judiciously. Otherwise, we’ll end up making a mockery of our own selves and digressing from our ultimate mission of being known as a superpower built on the pillars of peace, respect and inclusivity.

 

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Words to learn from this Article:

Decrying: publicly denounce

Diabolical: disgracefully bad or unpleasant

Cringeworthy: causing feelings of embarrassment or awkwardness

Prowl: move about restlessly and stealthily, especially in search of prey

Dainty: delicately small and pretty

Warring: in conflict with each other

Embellishment: a decorative detail or feature added to something to make it more attractive

Thesaurus: a book that lists words in groups of synonyms and related concepts

Wink: pretend not to notice

Cacophony: a harsh discordant mixture of sounds

Notches: a point or degree in a scale

Oodles: a very great number or amount of something

Click bait: (on the Internet) content whose main purpose is to attract attention and encourage visitors to click on a link to a particular web page

 
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