Kim Stafford: Context Redacted

Kim Stafford is just another example of how social networks like Tumblr, Twitter and Imgur are designed to strip stories of their context and reduce everything to a single line -- or image.

Over a year ago, which in internet-time may as well be a decade, Kim Stafford wrote a Tea Party slogan on a pizza box, and then went to a party. The kegger was Boston Tea Party themed, and since she was invited at the last minute she didn’t have time to procure a tri-corner hat, so a new Tea Party sandwich-board wearing protester was her costume. Little did she know, she’d become a figurehead of hatred before she even got home.