About a week ago, I was driving with my grandma back to our house late at night, when we noticed a young woman in a skirt and tank top. Her clothing choice made my grandma speak up, saying: “She shouldn’t have gone out wearing something like that. What if someone takes it as an invitation?”
She didn’t say it rudely, just out of pure curiosity. Being me, I wasn’t going to just start yelling and acting stupid about something that I agree with, so I simply said, “Well Grandma, it looks like something she’s comfortable in, and to be honest, no matter what she wears, it shouldn’t be an invitation for anyone. It’s not her fault for being comfortable, it’s the other person’s for believing they can justify their actions by her clothing choices.”
She just looked at me and said, “Huh. That’s a nice way of putting it. And you’re right.” And we continued talking about how idiotic it is that people actually harass others without any real reason. Not that there should be a reason to begin with.
Anyway, I’m writing this because I want all of you to realize that it’s possible to talk to someone calmly about something they don’t know much about. If they say something that you don’t necessarily agree with, then don’t put them down for it. Maybe they don’t know much about it. And if it’s evident that they do know a lot about it and you disagree fully on the matter, don’t give them your time.
Seriously. Just walk away. I know how hard it is to do that, especially when it comes to this website, but just know that not everyone has the same views as you. If it’s obvious that they don’t know much on the subject, enlighten them, but don’t force your views onto them. Let them decide which side they agree with more.
Because, I don’t know about you guys, but I believe that if everyone had the same views, it would be extremely boring.
Have a nice day. <3