After spending a good amount of time on these sites, I feel like I need to go at my brain with a scrub brush. Not only are they both incredibly offensive and discriminatory (if you couldn’t already guess), they are also incredibly hard to read, seeing as they’re either written in text-speak so teenage even I can’t read them, or with such bad grammar I have now developed a twitch whenever I see a sentence that uses the wrong form of “your.”
On UNL haters I went as far back as the site would let me, to August 22, and on NoHomophobes I paused the stream when I saw a tweet stating “im gonna stop saying ‘faggot’ its offensive.” and looked at the tweets around it.
Seeing as the Grammys are on tonight, most of the tweets on NoHomo, being live, are about celebrities, and people either saying how much they suck or how they want to do them, some are about the tweeters friends, and one is about McDonald’s. Most have the “N” word in them for no reason other than to have the “N” word in them.
On UNLHaters, most are kids complaining about what they didn’t have to deal with at home, but now have to deal with because they’re back on campus. It look about 50/50, half being posts simply saying “So. Many. Asians.”, and the other half being jokes, like “S/O to the Asian who ran into me with your bike. OPEN YOUR EYES! Oh wait…”
Mostly it looks like UNLHaters is more intentionally mean, while NoHomo is just children using the words because they know they’re not suppose to. Honestly I’m not sure which is worse. Also I’m not really sure the sites are doing anything to help the causes they focus on. It makes people like me, who already don’t use words like that, cry for my generation, and the people who don’t care about that kind of thing, well, they don’t go looking for sites like this. It’s not even shocking, because I know how easily people say racist or discriminatory things, not thinking anything of it. I’m a teenager, this stuff is pretty much par for the course.
And how depressing is that?