Since graduating college some people might say my tweets are funnier, or raunchier depending on whom you ask. Why? Well I can actually make a joke that says “asscheeks” now if I want to (and believe me, I’ve made many).
Little known to most people, I went through college under a strict social media policy within my sorority that forbid any swearing, references to sex or alcohol, or seductive photographs from being placed online. And as a punk rock loving woman, keeping my mouth closed—albeit online—drives me crazy; let’s just call it the “stick it to the man gene” that I picked up somewhere along the way.
Now I think social media policies are effective in certain industries, but I don’t think collegiate women should be victim to them. I couldn’t post photos of my 21st birthday if there was alcohol in any of the photos or essentially, I couldn’t be controversial in the slightest or else I could get my pin pulled. Sadly the average sorority woman must play by these old school rules trying to be adapted to a modern platform. And although I love the women I can call my sisters, there are a lot of parts of being in a sorority that I find contradictory (but that’s for another blog). I wouldn’t change my college experience for a thing, but damn did I hate being told what I could and could not post online. Especially because these kinds of policies are instated to try and combat Greek stereotypes, it’s a damned if you do, damned if you don’t thing.
So when you see my tweets lately, just remind yourself that I’m going through a phase kind of like those severely repressed kids at college for the first time. And then remember that I didn’t get to archive my higher education experience online… But then again, maybe that’s the reason I have a job now.
Also, just because I can: I have a motherfucking diploma now, bitches!