I am now living in a country that has not only the internet but also a whole world of social media where I can share and reblog my thoughts.
But even that is not enough to stop me from making fun of myself on Imaziposts.
It’s become a meme for people who don’t like me, and it is not the kind of thing that would ever go viral on social media.
A few years ago, I posted a meme that mocked my hair.
I didn’t think it was funny, but it was shared and re-posted, with the comments sections full of people defending my right to post my personal opinion.
This week, a new meme is popping up: a headdressing ‘doll’ head.
The headdress I had originally posted, was a little too big for my head and made it look like I was having a stroke, but I’ve been getting quite a few retweets of it.
In the thread on the Imazapost, a user called ‘The_Boatman’ has been sharing his headdresses.
A caption underneath reads: ‘My name is The Boatman and I’m here to make fun of my hair.’
I’m not the only one to mock me.
The Imazarpe, a blog about the world of hairdressers, has been using the meme for some time.
Its author, who goes by the username The_Beltz, is not an expert in hairdressing, but he has taken to posting images of his own heads and making comments about his own hair.
One picture has me in the same pose as my hair, with a large headdress on my head.
‘It’s like this crazy cartoon character, it’s so funny, I’m a little embarrassed,’ he told me.
‘I think people are getting too comfortable with the idea of hair as a symbol of gender and sexuality.
I think that’s why people think it’s funny.’
‘Hairdressing as a way of life’ I’ve noticed something about the reaction to this meme that is different to other memes that people have used.
It doesn’t make sense to me.
When I first started posting pictures of my own headdress, it was for myself, and people laughed at me for it.
But now it’s becoming something that other people are seeing.
The people I mock aren’t necessarily the people who are offended, and the comments on my posts are not being censored.
They are just sharing my opinion about my hair and their own hair, which they don’t see as problematic.
‘When you’re in a situation where people think you have hair because they’re racist or sexist, it seems weird to be the person who is trying to make people laugh at you.’
I think people have been too comfortable, I guess, with it.
‘You think your hair looks good on you, you want to be able to look nice and pretty, and now you’re going to say ‘oh my god, that’s disgusting, you’re so disgusting.’
It’s like a big joke.
It seems to me that the more we get into this thing, the more it becomes an accepted thing.
It feels to me like a very weird way of being a woman.
There are so many women out there who do not look like me and who have the right to express their own opinions and experiences, but the world is becoming so uncomfortable with it that it’s hard to take it seriously.
‘This has become a symbol for a whole spectrum of issues, from sexual harassment to domestic violence, and there’s been a lot of backlash to it.
It does seem like the more of a joke we make, the worse it gets.
But I think it goes beyond just being funny.’
What does this mean for the rest of the world?
I find it hard to believe that there are no other memes out there that are as silly as this one, but as I look at other images of my headdressed head, I can’t help but think about what I see, the people around me, the reaction.
I’m just not the one to look funny.
I guess I’m the only person to have the guts to take a picture of my body in public.
I don’t know if that will mean I’ll be laughed at for it, but maybe I’ll see it on Imafollow and Imazabear and it will make it a lot easier for other women to feel comfortable in the public space.
What do you think?
Have you ever made a joke about your headdood?
Are there any other examples of headdoubling or other internet memes that you would like to share?