the uwu speak discourse, abuse
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i can sort of get what they’re saying, tbh. like i don’t know any of the people in this screenshot but i’ve definitely known people who did the whole ‘uwu soft smol bean’ thing to a huge extent and later turned out to be abusive/using it as a way to manipulate people. just like i’ve known people who used other not-inherently-harmful things to harm people. i can’t think of any of them on here, but i also have a fairly small circle and i’m not going to use that as evidence that people who tend to get a little too friendly with people don’t exist
also the conflation of ‘uwu speak’ with trans girl culture in some of the replies i’ve seen is really weird to me???? i don’t think me or most of the people i know uses it regularly aside from ironically or for emphasis when we’re particularly trying to act cute.