Have you ever seen a post on Facebook or other social media that you really, really want to respond to but don’t because the possible fallout isn’t worth it?
Occasionally two people I love very much repost ‘Britain First’ posts. Usually I grit my teeth and ignore them. (Britain First are hate-filled and ignorant.)
This morning someone else I also love dearly reposted something about the curative powers of honey and cinnamon. I wrote a reply but deleted it. (I wanted the citations for the claimed scientific evidence.)
Other people, friends and family have made fatphobic comments. I don’t call them out on it even though I want to. (The comments are usually made because health.)
I feel like I should be able to express my opinion but am afraid that people will get the wrong end of the stick and think I’m attacking them personally, as happened when I challenged a relations fatphobic posts in the past. I don’t want to be always biting my tongue. I don’t want to cause a rift with my family/friends either.
I’m such a coward.