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Thursday, July 30, 2020

"Wokefishing", put simply, is when people masquerade as holding progressive political views to ensnare potential partners. A wokefish may at first present themselves as a protest-attending, sex-positive, anti-racist, intersectional feminist who drinks ethically sourced oat milk and has read the back catalogue of Audre Lorde, twice. But in reality, they don't give a shit. Or, as is often the case, they are actively the opposite in their personal lives. It's sort of like catfishing, but specifically with political beliefs.



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Why she broke up with him:

Zara, 23, was wokefished too. After being in a relationship with her ex for a year, she realised that some his views seemed really off, in a way they hadn't to begin with. "[Initially], he seemed very philosophical, artistic and well-read. He was passionate about the environment and staunchly opposed the likes of Jordan Peterson," Zara recalls.

"However, he would want to debate every argument and play devil's advocate the whole time. He didn't accept that some things are fundamental to people's identity and not up for questioning," Zara explains, pinpointing the moments when his true colours began to show. "Once he tried arguing with my ----- best friend that straight people were as oppressed as gay people. I found the incessant need to debate exhausting and often upsetting, and he never acknowledged his own privilege."


#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-07-30 08:33 PM | Reply

"However, he would want to debate every argument and play devil's advocate the whole time"

I'm glad to see Eberly is dating again!

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-30 08:59 PM | Reply

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