I'm in a sort of an 'everything-is-annoying-me' kind of mood today, so I'm perfectly happy to have stumbled upon this particularly bothersome article about the recently cool, hip thing to do: The
This blog post
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written for HuffPost by Ben Kosinski hit me just the right way to make me ponder, yet irritate me enough to post a rebuttal.
He introduces the Ice Bucket Challenge efforts as a form of slacktivism, a term created for 'activism' that requires little or no effort, such as signing a petition, and is usually done on the Internet. Got it? Good.
Well that bothers me immensely because I think it is counterproductive and pretentious to refer to one form of spreading awareness as more valid than any others. Anyone putting any effort forth to get the word out about a cause, whether it includes donating or not, is something to applaud.
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