I am prepared to be called a Social Justice Warrior by people who don’t understand.
So here’s the thing. I hate these three phrases/words.
The people who use them are offended by someone drawing their attention to other’s genuine discomfort or emotional pain. And if you are offended by someone trying to explain to you that you could be more considerate, you are not a listener, you are one of those people who talks over everyone else.
Yes, you are effectively Donald Trump.
Let me give you a crap analogy. You are a physical person, and greet friends with a friendly hug. That’s fine, isn’t it? No-one minds a hug, it’s a sign of affection and should be construed that way.
Except this one person has a painful shoulder. Possibly they have a surgical implant that is hugely tender, or an RSI, or permanent joint pain. Whatever it is, it’s a minor constant wound you can’t see under their clothes. And every time you see them, you hug that…
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