Double Outrage

It was a lot of effort for me to get onto Facebook here, and I sort of wish I hadn’t bothered. The latest viral outrage, about the lion hunter, is about endangered animals, sure, but it also highlights wider issues about American entitlement and privilege and how we behave when we’re abroad. (Spoiler: Not well.) But before any of that was really addressed, the went from concern over the lion to a double-outrage backlash of “You care about a dead lion when OTHER THINGS ARE ALSO WRONG IN THE WORLD?!?!?”

(Kinda of inspired by this post from Zoot. It was also a lot of effort to view Kim’s blog, but I’m glad I bothered.)

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