#136 – A Guide to Killing Language

How do we navigate around the mental blocks people have around social justice language? When we use words like privilege, oppression, or patriarchy, often that’s the end of the conversation. People’s minds shut down, and we lose the argument. How do we fight that? How do we keep the integrity of our message while modifying our approach to be more effective?

We also broach the question of which conversations are even worth engaging in. On one side, you have the SJW folks who are more or less onboard with our message. On the other side, you have literal flag waving nazis. We don’t need to spent too much time preaching to the former, and its not usually worth engaging with the latter. There’s a huge space in between. How do we identify those conversations?

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