I know many articulate, thoughtful, respectful people. They are constant examples of civil discourse in amidst media that thrives on oversimplified, inflammatory debate.
One time, a few of us ended up discussing the efforts of being polite. It started like this:
Patriarchy never concedes to politeness. Nor does genocide. Or racism.
This is not necessarily a call to violence, for me. But it is a call to speak and act with action to back up your beliefs.
I'm generally not one to give unsolicited advice. But I felt compelled in this case:
She was appreciative:
It's important to be respectful. To be civil. But that doesn't mean you have to be polite.
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