Day 241: The art of listening

Day 241: The art of listening

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

In the past few days, outrage – not debate – has been the focus of any discussion around same-sex marriage. Much of that outrage stems from the advert featured behind me, which I have blurred out to avoid unnecessarily triggering anyone; but we all know which one it is – the one that says “Stop the fags”.

I agree it is upsetting. But do you not see that the claims in the advert, no matter how ignorant they may be, are exactly what those who would stand against same-sex marriage fear?

Fear should not be met with judgement.

The advertisement should be taken as an opportunity to start a constructive and meaningful conversation.

You can’t just shame them into seeing things your way, especially not when you want them to vote your way.


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