The Thought Catalog revolution: How trolling took over the Internet

They know they’re making you mad. The website Thought Catalog sits at the intersection of the hauteur of the young and the privilege of the wealthy; it’s become the subject of scrutiny, lately, for its alternate aggressive positioning as a place for young people to boast about their entitlement or to bizarrely miss the point. A piece by Rachael Sacks, a college student, about how persecuted she felt for having come from wealthy circumstances ("It just seems really petty and makes you look bitter and unhappy with your own life if you are casting nasty glares at college girls in Gristedes because you’re a cashier") got its author on the cover of the New York Post. And more recently, a post about the "22 Awesome Things About Being a Woman" included this description of legs: "running your hands up and down your silky marble columns." One of the awesome things was moisturizer. Another was "boobies."Continue Reading…

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