Maybe we deserve to be discouraged from speaking our minds after being encouraged so disproportionately.
I enjoy responding to posts and explaining things when I feel I have something of value to add.
Brendon Carpenter
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The way I’ve perceived calling out mansplaining is as an effort not to discourage people from speaking their minds, but to be more thorough and critical thinkers. Spending time developing an independent response and speaking to what one believes rather than picking apart what someone else believes will always be more effective!