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  • Jessica DeJesus

    So, VICE thinks this is useless and compares it to basically wearing green on St. Patrick's Day.

    Here's the VICE article I'm referring to:

    I think that we can't all picket in front of the Supreme Court today and tomorrow. We can't all donate money. Those seem rather archaic in a social media-driven culture.

    It's a symbolic gesture. It's a small one, but when done my hundreds of people simultaneously across this country and maybe across many other countries? Does that NOT qualify as at least a movement/a statement of something? Just because it's online, it doesn't count?

    Couldn't that action have raised questions by my conservative, traditional relatives who look at my feed? Or simply a visual gesture for friends, family, loved ones and fellow humans who have yet to receive the same civil right as I do?

    I wish the writer suggested actions "in addition to" rather than "instead of".

    To qualify one action as more valid than another—when the intentions are actually the same—is just subjective and narrow-minded.

    A protest, whether marching with signs in front of a government building or changing a profile photo on your social media profile for everyone to see, IS a protest.