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Ending Hipsterism

 by Bennett Gordon


Tags: Great Writing, hipsters, blogs, A Fantasy of Flight, The Rumpus,

The term “hipster” has become a mark of derision. It’s mostly used in the context of “get out of my way, you damn hipsters,” or “that place is filled with stupid hipsters.” Writing on a personal blog A Fantasy of Flight, former 826 Valencia intern Zoe Ruiz explains why she’s not going to call people hipsters anymore:

At the point in time that I began to use the term hipsters I was very much dissatisfied with myself, with my life, and with anyone I met. I am not now dissatisfied with myself (most of the time). Hipster has become a word that carries a sense of dissatisfaction and a bit of anger. I have no use for a word that carries such a mood.

Better to leave the Hipster Olympics to other people:

(Thanks, The Rumpus.)

SourceA Fantasy of Flight 

rachel levitt
4/30/2009 1:02:20 PM

Between the Adbusters article a while back and this website (http://lookatthisfuckinghipster.tumblr.com/) hipsters' days are numbered...if only they would admit that they were indeed hipsters...