Aya de Leon

author – activist – faculty – mom

If you can’t beat em, join em?

IMG_7825Recently, a number of women on twitter have joked about changing their online identity to that of a man. Men’s comments are more likely to be taken seriously, and are far less likely to be trolled with hate comments and threats of violence for their opinions.

In the literary industry, men are paid more, and receive more coverage, awards, and overall respect, as this week’s new VIDA count attests.

 

This morning, I saw one black woman on twitter’s hilarious remake of herself as a man.

I decided to play with what that might look like for me. A little while back, I took a few selfies wearing a fake mustache my daughter had. Here are some of my faves:

 

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One comment on “If you can’t beat em, join em?

  1. 0mysecretlife0
    April 10, 2015

    Love it!

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