Because liberal violence is when one gets mask-shamed and it’s claimed to be no different than burning neighborhoods.
The maddening aspect of #RealMenWearMasks isn’t the message but what’s behind it: We’ve reached the point of this polarized pandemic where our current plan for salvation is convincing certain recalcitrant men that wearing masks is the testosteroney thing to do.
What masks really are is a pain in the neck. Chafing, uncomfortable, uncool in every imaginable way. You don’t wear them because Dick Cheney decided he can pull it off in a cowboy hat. You do it because nobody can make a mask look cool, but we’re going to do it anyway: be chafed and dorky together, all of us, because doing that saves lives. You can call that being a hero, but you can also call it being a responsible adult.
According to witnesses, #TraderJoeCovidKaren waited outside for an hour wearing a mask, then took it off once inside, put nothing in her basket, and was getting aggressively up in people’s faces.She did this on purpose.