I’ve found that there are two types of debate. There’s the debate of ideas represented in new vs. old schools of thought, nuanced critique, new study, and the progression of circumstance and ideas. And then there’s the patriarchal sport of debate now given new life in the age of the internet.
When A Woman Deletes A Man’s Comment Online
Ijeoma Oluo


Varying motives and intentions may alter the purpose and significance of debate. Almost the same as an argument vs squabble.

Much like we don’t always want that response, we should also be critical of ourselves and realize if we put something out there (personal or otherwise), we are also opening ourselves up to critique and responders.

I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing. It can be annoying, but this new generation we are passing through is quick to put its thoughts to screen for all to see. There needs to be some self-governance in what we put out there. We need to be more conscious of the implications to what we say and the repercussions of our words.

I use “we” for generality and not you or me specifically (but maybe).

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