The Term "Woke" Is Problematic

Sunday, 4 December 2016
Let's get one thing straight: I am not "woke." No one is. It's impossible to be all-knowing, educated about everything, and basically perfect. We all make mistakes, but that's okay so long as we learn from them.

To call someone "woke" implies that they are super politically correct all the time and never make mistakes ever. As I just mentioned, no one is like that (but many of us strive for that). By referring to yourself as "woke" or to call someone else "woke," you are implying that you/they are perfect and never make mistakes. That you/they have never made any mistakes in terms of political correctness, and have never accidentally said something others would find offensive.

That is why the term is problematic. It is an unattainable idea.

It's turned into a word used to put someone down, more commonly given a negative connotation nowadays. "Oh look she thinks she's so woke but she's problematic." I've been told that, and I've seen people saying that to others as well.

BUT MOST PEOPLE DON'T CALL THEMSELVES "WOKE" BY SAYING THAT YOU ARE IMPLYING THAT IS WHAT THEY THINK, AND YOU ARE MORE THAN LIKELY WRONG.

Most people make too many mistakes to genuinely think they are "woke" because no one is that educated. No one is so aware of everyone else, and so knowledgeable about all the sexualities and races and religions that they are truly "woke."

However, these people are not exactly "asleep." They are trying their best, they are learning everyday, they are educating themselves and are open to being educated. So the term "woke" isn't completely accurate, but it isn't completely inaccurate. These people are sort of in a weird in-between. And there's a spectrum depending on just how educated one person is.

That is why the term is problematic. Because no one is "woke," but many people are trying to be as correct as possible. We need a different term to describe this because "woke" is not cutting it.

So time to think of a new insult, trolls. Also, keep your comments out of my comment section and my notifications. Thanks.

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