Name-calling. Shaming. Trolls. Hate speech. Threats. Doxxing. These are increasingly common on the internet.They are also problems I don't have, given the relatively few Facebook friends I have, the relative civility of most of them, and the relatively slow growth of my blogs....more
Some people can write about controversial topics such as circumcision, breastfeeding, or spankings and host a thoughtful discussion in their comment section, and other people write about those very same topics and end up with what amounts to a bar brawl on their blog.
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Are there specific things those first bloggers know that allow them to tackle controversial topics without raising their readership's collective blood pressure? Why... yes. And these are the steps you also can take if you want to write well about controversial topics.
I'm attending my first gay wedding today. I'm attending my first same-sex wedding today. I'm attending my first homosexual wedding today. What is the politically correct term for such a wedding? Who cares? Frankly, I don't understand the furor and uproar over same-sex marriages....more