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abbycadabra wrote

an emotional reaction can be a perfectly "reasonable" response

No it can't. That's not what "reason" means. Reason is using logic applied to real life, not emotion.

Being reasonable doesn't mean you don't care.

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comrade_pikachu OP wrote

The tone of my skin and my gender have nothing to do with anything.

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abbycadabra wrote

And if someone read your comment and wrote "you're only saying that because you're black/gay/a woman/disabled/etc." how would you feel? Like, "Oh, you're only saying that because you're sitting on the margins and don't know how the real world works."

I'm not saying those things are true (hopefully obviously) I'm just saying it's not productive to use identity politics to find truth.

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abbycadabra wrote

I'm pretty sure the fact that someone hasn't been marginalized is pretty relevant when they are claiming you always have to be calm and unemotional to be worth listening to

Then you will only make progress in situations where emotional catharsis and expression leads to the results you want. Good luck.

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abbycadabra wrote

wait a sec wtf do you mean hopefully?

Don't be stupid. You're trying to pick fights.

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