As far as I can tell, Movoto is a vapid gas bag of a website that purports to be about real estate. The writers over there keep sharting out BuzzFeed-style posts about places they appear to know nothing about. And, because god hates me, the ones about Connecticut keep coming to my attention (please see “Connecticuddling Is Not a Thing”). Now, Movoto is trafficking in stereotypes to help sell real estate in “10 Connecticut Stereotypes That Are Completely Accurate“…and they just won’t let “liberalservatives” die despite what Mark Wahlberg had to say about it in my last post regarding this Tucker Max of real estate sites.
Let’s dissect some of the most egregious stereotypes being perpetuated.
“Connecticut Has A Bit Of A New York Inferiority Complex”
No. Whoever came up with this one is a) confusing Connecticut with Fairfield County and b) apparently surrounded by idiots who don’t understand basic geography. If you ever tell someone you are from Connecticut and they are confused by what that means, that is their problem, not yours.
And let’s be clear, if we have any kind of inferiority complex it’s about the fact that the rest of New England doesn’t like us.
“You Know The 1 Percent You’ve Heard So Much About, Yeah…They’re Talking About Folks From Connecticut”
While the poet who wrote this has enough sense to acknowledge that there are plenty of people living in poverty in Connecticut–and plenty of middle class folks roaming our streets–they seem to be confusing Connecticut with Fairfield County once again. Case in point: “If you’ve ever been to Greenwich, Darien, New Caanan, Ridgefield, etc., then you know what I’m talking about.” Movoto, are you aware that most of Connecticut exists far, far away from the Metro North tracks? I mean, the vast majority of your readers probably couldn’t afford anything beyond a one bedroom condo in that corner of the state so you might want to branch out and acknowledge the rest of us.
I can’t completely discredit everything in this article. We do love UConn basketball (obviously) and we are superior drivers. The Meadows is basically the place you go to pay $80 to throw up on someone else’s lawn. But the truth is, there is only one place to go if you’re looking for information about Connecticut: 30 Rock!