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EtcetEraThread Hey era lets talk about empathy
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Antagonizing across multiple posts creating a derail, long history of inflammatory trolling
Let’s be clear about a couple of things: 1) we need to be hyper-aware of the way we talk about “negativity” because regardless of intent, it is often used as a means to silence justified anger. Finding out that the OP is trans does not change that. Some of the very posts in this thread highlight this particular issue. 2) Privilege is complex and if you think you can write it off because a box has been checked off, then you fundamentally misunderstand it. 3) Me bringing up this issue is not harassment. Please don’t concern troll to make a point. As far as the topic at hand goes, I think it’s important to acknowledge that positivity is not a prerequisite for empathy, which is to say that negativity isn’t necessarily resulting from a lack of empathy, and can be quite the opposite.