lmao I love how the responses to all of the “things aren’t black and white, don’t assume someone’s a ‘bad person’ just because they did one thing wrong” are always “BUT WHAT ABOUT WHEN THEY REALLY ARE BAD PEOPLE?”
Well, yeah. That does happen. Which is why you have to stop and use your judgement. Is this person an evil homophobe who thinks we’re all going to hell? Or have they just heard that word used before and didn’t realize it was offensive? Are they 30 and have clearly had time to know voting fraud isn’t a real problem? Or are they 13 and just parroting what their parents told them?
Different situations call for different responses. Things aren’t black and white. You shouldn’t demonize everyone out of fear of letting one asshole slip through otherwise, because no one’s perfect - but you also shouldn’t let everyone get away with everything just because they might be too sheltered to know better and just need to learn.
But instead of recognizing that things are situational, I feel like the response to anyone saying “hey, maybe people should stop and think for two seconds before they reblog callout posts so that we don’t have another case of abusers using a fake callout to isolate their victim, etc” is always “so you’re telling us we have to let every racist/sexist/homophobe get away with everything ever just in case one of them was framed? how about hell no.” Almost always backed up with “yeah, I’m not letting (specific person who wronged me) off that easy” when no one asked you to, they just pointed out that not everyone is them.
I’m really not sure why it’s so surprising that there’s no one size fits all solution to people doing bad things?