This is another awesome comment, so thank you for posting this. You make a great point about how call-out culture breeds misconceptions. When people feel attacked online, they usually react defensively (fight) or they simply go offline and close the door on all the noise (flight). In that regard, call-out culture is totally counterproductive. What’s the point of “calling out” someone if it’s just going to cause that person to either tune you out completely or dig their heels in even deeper? Like you said, if you can’t talk to someone civilly, then the best thing to do is let someone else do the talking.
Thanks again for commenting! :)