The Sleepover Club: We Need To Stop Normalising Things

Twitter is obsessed with normalising things. From the benign, such as normalising going to the cinema alone, to the vaguely political such as normalise body hair, right up to the extremes of social justice; if there's an issue, we want to normalise it. But does condensing our problems into this meme-esque format really do anything to push things forward? Or when we plea to the internet for a normalisation, are we really just trying to signal how tuned we are to the issues that matter?

This week Ione and Halima how the trend of normalising things is really just feeding into our obsession with individualism and actually breaking down any hopes we have of collective liberation.

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