“Using” Tragedies

  • You’re using a victim/survivor’s story to advocate for a solution that the individual clearly wouldn’t support.
  • You’re calling people insensitive of the victims for not supporting your preferred solution, even though the group you’re speaking for wouldn’t unanimously agree.
  • You wouldn’t be affected by the issue, but you’d benefit from the proposed solution.
  • You’re grossly simplifying the issue to have a clear “hero” and “villain” — this reflects badly on the hero’s cause when it’s discovered that the so-called “villain” was portrayed unfairly.

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