From the “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” file, part eleventy billion:
Caroline Rothstein is a self-described poet, performer and educator. One descriptor that is missing is “woke scold”.
Rothstein was waiting to exit a flight when a nearby gentleman made the woeful, serious offense of trying to help get her carry-on bag from the overhead bin.
Shocked at the audacity of a man…a WHITE man…showing common decency, Rothstein summoned her inner p***y hat to courageously #Resist the deep, dark oppression of courtesy. In the face of such dastardly kindness, Rothstein could be silent no longer. Her righteous indignation spilled out right there in the aisle of the plane, for all to see.
And just in case all didn’t see, she tweeted about it.
I’m not sure which is more amusing…that she was patting herself on the back for this or that she obviously seemed to think other people would as well.
Naturally, Twitter had its way with her.
This is why we can't have nice things. https://t.co/6f6B4QcIiy
— Kira (@RealKiraDavis) August 4, 2019
I love a gentleman. It’s called manners. You give women a bad name. Don’t listen to her, guys!!! Most women really appreciate you offering to help!
— Cornwall7000 #21 ⛵️🦮 (@cornwall70001) August 4, 2019
As a middle aged woman, whatever race you are, you don’t need to crave attention on Twitter regarding your crusade of challenging good will & human nature
I’m sure NYC have some amazing therapists, why not pop in & see how these clever people can help you with faith in humanity
— LM (@LMY746) August 4, 2019
I’m just wondering, if it was my brother, a black African man, who had offered to help you lift your suitcase in an airplane would you have made the same “quickly calculated act of resistance”?
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) August 4, 2019
My mum, taught me to offer kindness and manners to people, its not that she thought those people couldn't do it on their own, but that a kind act goes a long way to helping each other.
Shame your mother didn't teach you the art of being thankful for the offer
— Ian's little corner. ➡️ (@Votedoesntcount) August 4, 2019
You want to see real act of resistance, you faux feminist, here it is👇🏻 https://t.co/d9v9gXOt3Q
— Sayeh سایه (@SHADOWAEMEH) August 4, 2019
Remember Carol’s name and face. She is the person who is holding up the line to get off the airplane so she can #Resist.
Good job, Carol. You’re doing great, sweetie!