No Nuance November?


Britta Wolker, Journalist

Amidst the bountiful variety of TikTok trends, one in particular has spread quickly in attempt to to invite individuals to confront the Internet with their burning, unsolicited opinions regarding absolutely any topic. The best part is the No Nuance November hashtag, which stands loud and proud, offering some food for thought in response to its concept of claim without context.


    Why just November? Why do people fear the thought of voicing their opinions whether it’s meant as a joke or a serious issue? Is it the absence of a listener, or furthermore, the fear of judgement? With the election season over, do people simply want a break from the soul-dissipating effects of speaking out for justice? Whatever the real reason is, what does forever silence imply anyway? Is it the perfect solution to world peace, or more so a selfish attitude that confronts any means of achieving a coexisting society?


    With over one billion videos under its hashtag, there is bound to be a lot of second —or utterly new thoughts in response to these unpopular opinions. Read and respond. How can society do better?


“Becoming a social media celebrity before twenty-one will give you brain damage.” @ediblesrex

“If you have made someone feel bad for not being vegan or vegetarian, you’re [being a bad person.]

“Living zero” waste is not a thing. Stop making people feel [bad] for not being able to afford [it.]

“Being able to afford slow fashion IS a privilege.”


“There’s a difference between being confident and just being absolutely full of [yourself.]”

“Some of you on this app hate cancel culture when [it] comes for you, and it shows.”  @louislevanti

“If you call yourself an influencer but don’t use your platform to try to make a change in the world, you should probably stop calling yourself that.” @parisberelc

“If you say ‘don’t care if they’re green, yellow or purple,’ you’re probably racist”

“Being in the military doesn’t automatically make you a good person.”

“There is nothing wrong with having privilege, it’s denying the presence of one.”

“Physical features should never be a trend.”

“Undercover racists are worse than outright racists.”

“Birds of a feather do indeed flock together. So your friend group does define you.”



When one’s own security is doubted by the words they speak, thoughtful reasoning and genuine interest about the world should be considered. Words govern all, and choosing the right ones will dictate one’s true place in society. Would one rather be at fault to ignorance, or seek pride in learning something new each and every day?