- I am pretty busy asserting my status as a woman in journalism by being a woman in journalism on a full-time basis, and did not believe that undertaking the mostly boring endeavor of sorting my favorite albums would help my gender get ahead when the most music-critic-esque I get is saying whether or not I like something that’s been released at some point.
- I was on vacation.
This is smart and you should read it, but I’d also like to point out that in the past two days I’ve seen “regentrification” and “overgentrification” used*, presumably to signify something, but I don’t know what, because no one knows what “gentrification” even means.
I rarely write about gentrification on here anymore—I rarely reblog anything about gentrification on here anymore—because I’m so damn tired of talking about shit on the Internet (and because I believe Tumblr is, probably, the worst fucking platform for having nuanced, difficult discussions). Still. Mutating a loaded-as-fuck word that gets used when it’s relevant, not because it indicates a specific process, is sloppy.
*Not in the post linked above, which is commenting on a New York Times article that used “overgentrification.”
I can’t find a bigger size of it, but this New Yorker cartoon has been living on my desktop because it is extremely relevant to my life right now.