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Deirdre Saoirse Moen
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Deirdre Saoirse Moen commented on a post on Blogger.
Please don't go. Please call a crisis line.

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Deirdre Saoirse Moen commented on a post on Blogger.
In the world I seek, people are free to disagree. In theirs, saying the right words matters far more than treating each other with love and respect.

Yes, this.

Rick recently told a friend of mine that one of the reasons I found him attractive was (paraphrase) that he was willing to call me on my crap. Which is true.

What I learned from the various racefails and internet tiffs was that I needed to listen to more voices, including more voices that I disagreed with. Sometimes, my disagreement was indeed ignorance. Sometimes, it was just that our contexts were so different. Sometimes, it's different starting assumptions (or different prioritization of similar/same starting assumptions).

One of my starting assumptions is that people have value. That sounds like an incredibly obvious starting assumption, but it seems to be a very different one than a lot of the participants in various internet tiffs of recent years seem to support.

Because, after all, even people I disagree with have value.

(This is a reposted comment because I botched the edit of the first one.)

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Deirdre Saoirse Moen commented on a post on Blogger.
Will, thanks for taking the time to have this conversation with Delany. I was just too overwhelmed with the Marion/Moira part of the story to follow up on this.
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