ChallengeAccepted is messy as hell, but we have bigger things to worry about
published 29.07.2020 23:00
There is no benefit to expending our few remaining shreds of bandwidth on scolding people for not properly handling a vague Instagram hashtag.
And, yes, that’s deeply and rightly irritating to those who need allies to put in the work offline to help raise awareness of their cause — and that includes many women that this challenge was supposedly trying to empower.
#ChallengeAccepted may be the most vague viral internet challenge to date, but it’s one of literally hundreds to clog our timelines in recent years.
Sometimes they talk about empowering women, and almost always they tag a few other people to take the challenge, too.
So here’s your gentle reminder that you’re under no legal obligation to engage, in the challenge or in schooling other people about why they shouldn't be doing it.