No, We Won’t Calm Down – Tone Policing Is Just Another Way to Protect Privilege

Posted on October 18, 2016 in Cake, Popsicle

By  for Everyday Feminism:

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 – and you might think you’re helping by making the conversation more “comfortable.”

But in this comic, 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.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Originally published on Everyday Feminism.

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