Meh. I know my toots can feel blunt at times. And many times they're borderline replyguying, though I'm doing my best to learn away from it.
But many times they're the most authentic way of my communication. Setting things straight before moving on.
And then I find out that someone has softblocked me, and I see that there's yet another person I can't have an authentic connection with.
I know, everyone can choose to not interact. Still it sucks to be at this end so often.
@DaveHiggins Yeah. This specific form of abilism is a bit tricky to address, because the criticized behaviour manifests in a way that is sometimes hard to discern from bigotry, so bringing it up may also be seen as defending bigotry, which is likely to attract canceling commentary. That, in turn, is very demotivating and tiring, so many times it's just easier to just shut up and weather the abilism.
@Stoori It seems part of the wider belief that mental states aren't "real" issues in the way physical ones are.
If someone put up a notice on a door saying "please don't use" and a person who was blind used it, no one would blame the blind person.
So, we should have the same acceptance that some people don't experience social cues that are clear to most, &c.
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