Some words of wisdom from Janet Stemwedel:
Janet D. Stemwedel @docfreeride 3 hours ago
Next time you think you “hear” outrage online, imagine it is being delivered in a bored voice. Pointing out racism, sexism, etc. is BORING.
But even though it’s boring, pointing out words & deeds that harm others is NECESSARY to get folks doing them to notice, care, stop doing it.
Surely it’s outrageous that folks need repeated reminders that saying & doing harmful stuff is harming people, & that harming people is bad…
But sometimes it feels like the “outrage” is coming from folks who want to be able to do & say harmful stuff w/o being called on it.
With “sometimes” defined as “all the damn time.”