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One of the places recent culture wars have been being played out has been the virtual space occupied by Twitter and its adjacent social media. Examining a particular hashtag or recurring phrase often provides insight into what the topic of the moment is, as well as what tropes and memes are being deployed.
A common adjective in many of the more conservative, alt-right, and Neo-Nazi rants I’ve seen in the past couple of years is â€œrainbow-haired,â€ never in a positive sense. Itâ€™s usually paired with some form of â€œsocial justice warrior,â€ and often accompanied by an emotional catch-phrase or verbiage like â€œfeelsâ€ or â€œdrinking the tears.â€ Thereâ€™s a lot of interesting stuff built into that particular fixation. So letâ€™s dig around to find what’s contained in the phrase and its use in this pejorative sense.
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