Editor’s note: Comedian Sabrina Jalees is an occasional contributor to Media Orchard.
Pinterest is Facebook for women, right? So why does it leave me feeling so uncomfortable?
The site is made up of pictures. Pictures chosen and posted by Pinterest’s mostly-chick members. Pictures that women find interesting, adorable and/or aspirational. But mostly, pictures that contradict each other in some pretty disturbing ways.
At first glance, Pinterest can pass as a fun collage. But invest in a few scrolls, a dash of critical thinking and an optional shot of tequila and it’ll hit you like a ton of cramps: Pinterest is the visual map of everything wrong with women today.
A Visual Map of What’s Wrong
It’s right there in easy-to-digest, self-published, nearly-words-free format. The reason why your girlfriend threw that plate against the wall when you asked her why she never wears those jeans anymore. It explains why thousands of happy young mothers have Googled the words “backpack Asia with a newborn.” And, in general, the pictorial explanation of Taylor Swift’s overwhelming success with females aged 8 to 88.