Awesome! Bailey, I love reading your various writings, be they on Twitter, Medium, etc.
(Long time listener, first time caller)
Thanks for the clarification; as the ex of a gender studies professor, I’ve spent a long time both being beat over the head about language and trying to get a grasp on the pseudo condescension inherent in “instructing” “Allies” who mean well but struggle against a lifetime of linguistic convention. It’s difficult to feel like an ally when you get a “lesson” every time you mis-speak.
It’s not easy to wrap your head around the subtleties of language in an arena you don’t perform in daily; I think it’d be nice to see people do a little less assumption of aggression.
Intent does matter, even if it can’t erase Impact.