I have come to realize not everything deserves nor warrants my response. If I feel I’m not ‘that person’, who’s being called out in a generalization, I have the ability to keep my mouth shut.
By saying, “Hey, not all white people (insert whatever here)” as a clap back, all I’m doing is furthering an argument that doesn’t need to happen.
I KNOW I’m not “all white people”. I know I don’t fall into the category of a “Karen” or anything like that. So, there’s nothing for me to say.
Men (or whoever) have this same ability. If they aren’t behaving in any way like the ‘generalization’ they just read, they can keep scrolling.
The problem is, most of the time, those who are clapping back ARE at least partially part of the problem. They may not fit all the stereotypes, sure. But something in the statement hit them wrong for a reason. Rather than cause a scene, it behooves most to look inside and figure out WHY they were bothered.
I’m proud of you for speaking your mind. Hell, I’m just proud of you, period.
I love you dearly.