We Should Probably Talk About Lauren Duca


Interesting. I get the feeling that sometimes people’s passions come from a darker place (or with a darker side) and sometimes that darkness shows through. But also, so many of our idols have clay feet, and our forward motion is only approximate (lotta zigzags).

«Many of Duca’s former coworkers see her as symptomatic of a bigger issue, and as just one of the many people that the Twitter Resistancesphere has elevated into something approaching true fame—and for whom fame is seemingly a bigger motivator than politics or social change.

“The whole thing has actually been very revealing for me,” one former co-worker said recently, with a note of resignation. “In terms of what traits are valorized and rewarded in the media, and the mainstream liberal resistance.”»

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