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No, We Won’t Calm Down!

By Robot Hugs on Sunday November 20th, 2016

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How Tone Policing Protects Privilege

“Calm down so we can discuss this like adults.”

Have you ever tone policed someone in a conversation on oppression? Tone policing focuses on the emotion behind a message, rather than the message itself.

You might think you’re helping by making the conversation more “comfortable”, but this comic by Robot Hugs makes a great point about how tone policing protects privilege – and silences people who are hurting. This is no way to get justice, and this breakdown will help you understand exactly why.

 

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Words By Robot Hugs

Originally posted on , Everyday Feminism

 

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