Thursday, January 28, 2016

#Thisisme: Olympic Killjoy

I fucking hate the Olympics! I have both shallow and political reasons for doing so.


Shallow reason: I don't really like watching sports. I've already confessed my penchant for TV, so imagine when my favorite vampire or reality shows get bumped for....Javelin.


Political reason(s): the Olympics are a shining beacon of many things I want to see destroyed: corporate greed, misallocation of public funds, paternalistic development policies, unbridled nationalism, gender policing, body policing, and a long history of disenfranchising local populations.


I find Canadians much more willing to gripe about the social and financial costs of the Summer Olympics than their Winter counterpart. In true Atlantic Canadian style, curling is the sport I most enjoy watching, but it's not something I seek out.

#Thisisme Olympic killjoy.



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