WHAT’S THE HARM IN TONE POLICING?
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
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Very thought provoking piece. Be aware that for some non-neurotypical people, strong emotions in others can feel extremely overwhelming. I know that isn’t other people’s problem, but it does mean that sometimes when people are doing the tone-police thing, they themselves may not be capable of responding to strong emotions with grace. They may not mean to be dismissive or make it about themselves and their comfort, but they really honestly don’t know how to handle strong emotion coming from another person. Unfortunately, some of us just don’t react the way normal people do and can’t do the same things around emotion that normal people can.

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