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Mask Shaming


woman putting a mask on

There are many situations in which dreaded mask shaming rears its ugly head:

· You are not wearing a mask. You are shamed because you don’t care about others. You’re a narcissist.

· You are the only one wearing a mask. You are shamed because you probably didn’t get the vaccine (even though you did). You also don’t care about others.

· You have a stylish mask. You are shamed because you chose fashion over effectiveness. You are a narcissist more concerned about appearances than about your fellow man.

· You have a funny mask. You are shamed because covid is no joke. What could you be thinking?!

· You have a multi-layered medical mask. You are shamed because you are too serious, a catastrophic thinker. Where is your sense of humor? Who do you think you are, a doctor?


I wanted to capture the subtleties of mask judgment for generations to come. They will read about the pandemic, the politics, and the divisiveness. Will they comprehend the self-consciousness and confusion?


This blog goes into the Time Capsule, with love,

Rosanne