This is an awesomely poignant observation, and I’m mad at you for thinking of it first lol! It would have been a good thing to include in my post!

It’s funny, though. I’m thinking about how my conservative father handles disagreements, and how my liberal mother handles them, and I can see the contrast you’re referencing. Growing up, I chalked it up to innate gender differences + environmental factors (father’s side is Italian and loves to argue, for instance). But now you have me wondering how much of that contrast can actually be attributed to the political leanings of their parents, aunts and uncles. It’s a fascinating thing to think about, tbh!

Thanks for the insightful commentary! Always happy to hear your thoughts.

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