This is the absolute craziest shit I have ever seen
"I am a cisgender millennial who's been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder."

That is mind-blowing. Mind-blowing.
Who is in control of this account???
I just hope this is all 7-dimensional chess subterfuge.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧

Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧 Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @thomaschattwill

13 Apr
Hemingway as a journalist in France during WW2 is insane! Random village girls approach him thinking he’s an officer to tell him 3 Germans are hiding in a cellar so he goes and shouts a warning then drops 3 grenades inside! The townsfolk reward him with 2 magnums of champagne!
He just summarily killed three men while reporting!
He then moved into the Ritz with his soon-to-be fourth wife and took a picture of her absent husband, put it in the toilet bowl, and “shot it to pieces with a machine pistol” 😩
Read 4 tweets
30 Mar
These anti-Asian hate crimes are despicable beyond words. The casualness and gratuity of the violence is like nothing I've really seen before. People are going to need to find a new vocabulary for this evil beyond "white supremacy."
In France the doorman could be prosecuted for watching and not helping. Is that not at all the case in the US?
And let’s be real, please: that’s a situation where you’d want some police around.
Read 4 tweets
15 Mar
I wrote about Viet Thanh Nguyen's op-ed calling on writers to take up overt activism in their work. Nguyen is a novelist who is often said to have been inspired by Ralph Ellison, but I show here where I think Ellison––and Baldwin––would vehemently disagree…
Were this simply an idiosyncratic campaign by one decorated writer, it would be less disturbing. But Nguyen’s argument is related to a wider push to reset American literature entirely by conflating art with social science.

(In the April issue of @Harpers, out today.)
In fact, Ellison—the author of one of the greatest novels in American literature, Invisible Man, which is written from an exquisitely rendered black perspective—refuted exactly this line of thinking over a half-century ago
Read 7 tweets
24 Feb
Devastating reporting at Smith College. God help you if you’re a janitor with poor eyesight or a cafeteria worker with lupus—merely following instructions and stuck in your material reality—and you happen to collide with a student’s personal truth. Image
If I found out my child attending a $78k/year school pulled social rank on a janitor and a chronically sick kitchen worker to the point that the latter was being mobbed and unable to find employment a year later, I would be so ashamed I couldn't sleep until it was rectified.
And if I were the president of @smithcollege, I would not be able to sleep until these economically marginalized workers were made whole.
Read 5 tweets
1 Feb
Some people are paywalled out of this. The argument is Bernie subtly expressed privilege by showing up to the inauguration so casually dressed. What the author implies he should have done to avoid showing his privilege is to show up more luxuriously dressed, like Michelle Obama!
The man just ran two highly competitive presidential campaigns, sparked a generational movement, recovered from a heart attack and still seems genuinely more focused on substance than performance, but she would have appreciated if he tried to look a little more nouveau riche...
Read 4 tweets
26 Jan
The tweets were deleted, but this needs to be seen and understood. People still say this is a made-up issue. How can accumulated actions like this *not* have an effect on our intellectual and artistic culture? Image
Read 7 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!