Thank you for pointing that out. The main point of the post was to emphasize the destructive aspects of “call outs” and challenge the notion that it was necessary to go around shaming people, even high school kids, for every little thing that might be considered “offensive.” But I also didn’t want to make it seem like it’s never okay to challenge controversial behavior, or that there’s no such thing as fair and constructive criticism. In fact, it would be kind of hypocritical for me to make that argument while simultaneously publishing a piece that challenges the people doing these call-outs. What I would say, though, is that when someone really feels like they have a legit reason to challenge another person in that way, there are much more productive, civilized and rational ways of doing it than rallying a mob against that person, lol. A private message would probably be better in most cases. :)

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