gives voice to an issue I've been thinking about a lot.
A brief moment of perhaps too much honesty, if you'll forgive me.
My last six months of watching social media have been overwhelmingly composed of evidence that more and more of the people I tend to agree with on political and social issues are adopting the toxicity, tactics, lack of nuance, and tendency toward snap judgment that I find so abhorrent in the people I tend to disagree with.
I'm afraid that if I speak against that, I'll be demonized by many of those people, some of whom I consider friends and allies.
I'm afraid that eventually, as my career continues, someone will go find my ten worst moments on the Internet and seek to define me by them, and that when that happens, these supposed friends and allies will believe that portrayal.
But I also don't believe that disengaging completely is the answer, because there are good and vital uses of social media to raise awareness on issues that need talking about.
So I don't know what to do.
But I suppose, if you do see me vanish suddenly from the Internet one day, you'll now know why.