Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Protesting, Marching and Shutting Down

I was talking to Offsprog One about the way some people are being so scornful about the women's marches against Trump. 'Why weren't you marching against the Saudi arms trade?' or 'Why don't you support British causes like the NHS?'.
The answer is that I do these things too, and so do a lot of other people, both men and women.
Offsprog One says this is called 'shutting people down', which is denying people the legitimacy of their voice.
There is a lot of manipulation and policing of what people say going on at the moment.

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