Why Tiktok women use the fake happy voice
Modern women force cheer to prevent suspicions and self-awareness that they may hold deeply flawed ideas.
This evening during the show, one of my coworkers shared a Tiktok video to the general company Slack featuring a woman who, in cheerful tones, announced that she’d had two "ab👶🏻rtions” because the world is in a horrifying state of climate crisis. She closed it by saying that she would" burn it all down" to ensure that everyone could make the same choices she had.
Mr. Sour Patch asked me to explain this trend of ghoulish cheer that modern women seem to use to get their arguments across on social media, and that's a great question. I vividly recall another video of a similar woman who tearfully displayed a positive pregnancy test and asked, "What am I going to do?" She then laughed, threw the test over her shoulder, and popped a bottle of prosecco. “I’ve already booked the [abortion] appointment!" She chortled.
My theory is that this particular kind of progressive woman needs to prove this doesn't hurt. To them, vulnerability is the cardinal sin. If they felt guilty, that might mean their beliefs were wrong, and what they had done was soul-crushingly bad. Guilt, in my humble observation, is everywhere, and no one ever talks about it. Guilt is no longer stylish; pride is du jour. Self-confidence is all people can ever show anymore. “Love yourself,” “You're perfect the way you are,” and, “Live your best life” cast an incriminating light on the selfishness that’s sold to women to give them a replacement for the families they lose so they can work just to keep up a world where both partners are expected to work just to pay student loans, mortgages, and car payments.
Standing in opposition to whatever this woman embodies will be the accomplishment of my lifetime.