#SochiProblems are like #WhiteWhines on crack. Like, I get that the Sochi Olympics were not perfectly orchestrated this time, but getting a press pass to cover the Olympics is a pretty privileged thing to get to do, and you’d think members of the international media would have the resources and training to understand that the real story is not that their stays in Russia were less than comfortable, but that this is the standard of living for many (if not most) people in the world.
Poking fun at Russia? Sure. But this whole #SochiProblems thing smacks of American exceptionalism and weird, Cold-War-leftover Russophobia.
And suddenly I
went from a little girl to
a modern woman