I received a message from a friend yesterday, “MISS YOU BETCH!” with a link to this New York Times article about the Betches Love This site. I hesitated, then chuckled at the message and proceeded to read the entire article when there’s lots of other news I should have been catching up on.
I haven’t spent any time on the site but the NYT article got me thinking: is Betches Love This doing society a favor? Is it starting a dialogue on issues that need to come to light? The site makes light of eating disorders and probably other serious topics. And it certainly reaches a specific and limited demographic. But it nonetheless forces people to think about our social expectations. And that white, rich, daddy’s girl, college crowd is nonetheless an audience. Thoughts?