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





Originally published on Everyday Feminism.