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Let's See How Much Traction This One Gets

Post by Turdacious » Mon May 13, 2019 5:55 am

Author Natasha Tynes has ignited a firestorm on social media, where she criticized a black Metro employee for eating on the train and reported the woman to transit officials.

Tynes, a Jordanian-American writer and World Bank employee in Washington, tweeted a photo of the woman Friday, showing the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority employee in uniform, eating on the Red Line. Tynes tagged the WMATA account, reporting that when she confronted the woman for breaking Metro rules, the woman replied, “worry about yourself.”

“When you’re on your morning commute & see @wmata employee in UNIFORM eating on the train,” Tynes tweeted. “I thought we were not allowed to eat on the train. This is unacceptable. Hope @wmata responds."

The backlash was swift on Twitter, where people have been calling out the self-described “minority writer” for publicly shaming a black woman and trying to get her into trouble. Amid the uproar, Tynes apologized, saying she was “truly sorry” for the tweet, which she acknowledged had been deleted. By early Saturday morning, her Twitter account had also been set to private and her website appears to be unavailable.

In response to Tynes’s tweet, transit officials asked her for more information and thanked her “for catching this and helping us make sure all Metro employees are held accountable.” Tynes then provided further details, including the time, the train the employee was traveling on and direction that it was headed. Metro rules ban eating, drinking, smoking and littering on buses or trains and in stations. But it’s common to see riders violating the rule — particularly against drinking beverages [...]

In response to the incident, Rare Birds Books, a publishing house that was set to distribute Tynes’s upcoming novel, “They Called Me Wyatt,” has decided not to do so. The book is about a Jordanian student who is murdered and realizes that her “consciousness” has inhabited Wyatt, a 3-year-old boy with speech delays, according the synopsis.

Rare Birds Books said in a statement Friday that it had learned that the author “did something truly horrible today in tweeting a picture of a metro worker eating her breakfast on the train this morning and drawing attention to her employer. Black women face a constant barrage of this kind of inappropriate behavior directed toward them and a constant policing of their bodies.

“We think this is unacceptable and have no desire to be involved with anyone who thinks it’s acceptable to jeopardize a person’s safety and employment in this way.”

The company then urged Tynes’s publisher, California Coldblood, to cut ties with the author as well.
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Re: Let's See How Much Traction This One Gets

Post by Fat Cat » Mon May 13, 2019 5:59 pm

:finga: Love watching the left eat itself. Fuck em all.
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Post by seeahill » Mon May 13, 2019 9:18 pm

Was she eating keto? That's the only relevant question.
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Re: Let's See How Much Traction This One Gets

Post by johno » Mon May 13, 2019 9:31 pm

Does being a Jordanian female trump being a Black female? Apparently not.
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Post by Fat Cat » Mon May 13, 2019 10:42 pm

We need a comprehensive taxonomic hierarchy of victimhood to really know how to feel about this. Like does black trump a-rab? Does tranny trump fag? How does this brave new world work?

Or perhaps we could just gas them all.
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Post by seeahill » Tue May 14, 2019 12:44 am

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Post by Sangoma » Tue May 14, 2019 8:03 am

This is fucked up on so many levels. Worthy of some weird Chuck Palahniuk short story.
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Post by Fat Cat » Tue May 14, 2019 5:37 pm

seeahill wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 12:44 am
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Mon May 13, 2019 10:42 pm
Or perhaps we could just gas them all.
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Re: Let's See How Much Traction This One Gets

Post by Turdacious » Tue May 14, 2019 6:46 pm

johno wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:31 pm
Does being a Jordanian female trump being a Black female? Apparently not.
A weird (to me) theme running through this is that Arabs either aren't People of Color (or she's a White Arab-- ala George Zimmerman being a White Hispanic).

Also that she's employed as a social media expert.
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Post by Turdacious » Tue May 14, 2019 7:17 pm

Other interesting aspect-- one of the reasons the union gave for the employee eating on the train was that there were rat problems in the underground employee break areas. The primary reason Metro gives for not allowing eating on the train is that it attracts rats.

And DC is one of the most rat infested cities in the US.
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Post by nafod » Tue May 14, 2019 8:06 pm

I think what this boils down to is nobody likes a rat (you see what I did there...)
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Re: Let's See How Much Traction This One Gets

Post by Turdacious » Sat May 18, 2019 2:44 am

This story appears to have died a quick death. Shows what I know.
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