Elizabeth Warren tried to speak millennial and it went predictably wrong

Sirena Bergman@SirenaBergman
Thursday 09 January 2020 17:15
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Elizabeth Warren has decided that the best way to appeal to young female voters is through... dating advice. Because apparently that's what women are the most interested in. Eyeroll.

As if that weren't bad enough, she's trying to talk to us in our own language and it's just all kinds of wrong.

In a tweet promoting an advice-giving video which she filmed for Elle, she said:

You deserve better. Dump the guy who ghosted you.

Dump the guy. That ghosted you.

OK so one more time for the boomers in the back:

Ghosting (n): The practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication.

Basically, when you date/hook up with someone and then they just randomly, with no explanation, stop replying to you. Like in Sex and The City when Miranda's date dies, except usually they're not dead, they're just a bit rubbish.

Needless to say, you can't really "dump" someone who ghosted you. The ghosting is the dumping.

In the video itself, Warren (who is 70 by the way, but clearly has the dermatologist of dreams) does seem to have at least a vague understanding of the term. When she's asked what to do about a guy ghosting on the letter-writer, she answers:

Give him up. You're too good for him. If he wants to go silent, let him go. He is not the one for you.

If you've read any news about 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and current United States senator Elizabeth Warren over the past year, you'd know one thing: She has a plan for that. The media knows it. The memes know it. She knows it; her team even sells a line of merch featuring the slogan, complete with T-shirts and a tote bag.

While a pep talk from Elizabeth Warren may be the pseudo-liberal white feminism moment of dreams, surely we can all agree it's kind of painful to see her try to "get down with the kids", especially when her tweets are awkwardly reminiscent of that time to your grandma who tries to use the word "woke" in casual conversation after reading an article about it being added to the dictionary.

It's a similar fate Hillary Clinton succumbed to back in 2016, and it seems the democrats have learnt from their mistakes. However it's worth noting that none of the male candidates appear to have been asked to offer their thoughts on what to do about boys, BFFs or how to take the perfect selfie.

Throughout the video, Warren makes some important points about taxation, student debt and America's broken healthcare system.

We think she should stick to making "plans for that" and leave the dating advice to the professionals. Aka, people who actually know what ghosting means.

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