Posts tagged social conditioning
Men Explain Things to Me: A History

As I’ve grown into a full-fledged writer and theologian, such explanations seem to come at a record pace. My very existence as a woman working within the theological realm seems to be a beacon for churchy men who’ve never actually taken a theology class to explain the ins and outs of my own theology to me. About once a day, I get a man replying to me on a social media channel explaining the very thing I just said. These comments don’t actually add to the conversation – they’re more like a very annoying parrot repeating my own words back to me in a loud squawk. 

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What Jonathan Chait Gets Wrong (And Right) About Political Correctness

The best we, as individuals, can do is remember the human behind the keyboard, the life behind the words, and the story behind the need for a trigger warning or a content note. I firmly believe that righteous anger, challenging of what it means to be powerful, and pointing out problematic behavior (or “calling out,” as it may be) are necessary to any movement toward progress. We have to be willing to be uncomfortable, especially if we are in positions of privilege. But we also have to be willing to see humanity, to empathize, to see the person and not just the mistake.

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