Keyboard warrior and self-styled ‘woman who asks the hard questions’ Caitlin Hickey whose real first name is Mary, decided earlier today to let one slide.
Hickey’s obnoxious twitter bio makes a long list of unlikely claims, such as “| Freedom fighter | Enigma | Truthteller | Critical thinker | Pathfinder | Seriously funny | Influencer |”.
The 24 year old who spends an inordinate amount of time tweeting quotes she describes as ‘Wise Women’s words’, appends the hashtag #Truthteller to every one of them.
One recent example was Beyonce’s “As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am” #TruthTeller.
A statement her mother greeted with what Hickey felt, was a hurtfully loud snort of laughter.
Another was Elie Wiesel’s “What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor but the silence of the bystander” #Truthteller.
But after her mother pointed out that the late Nobel laureate Wiesel – who was orphaned during the Holocaust, when he and his family were sent to Auschwitz – was a man, the critical thinker was forced into a brief moment of reflection.
However, the freedom fighter subsequently decided that all things considered, she would probably let that one slide.
“Because like, how many people will know someone called Elie is a man anyway?”