tumblr ‘debating’ isn’t real debating, and just reminds me of when my mum started her debate club at college. she was following on from a previously student lead club where the kids would go in the hall and yell at each other and insult each other and interrupt and be really nasty, and when the students who had attended that one came to my mums club they were so annoyed because her club was ACTUAL debating - as in british parliamentary debating with no interrupting and each person taking their turn to speak and only countering fact with fact and not opinion and needing to actually listen to the other side because you need to RESPOND to their point not just shove your own down their throat.
tumblr does the same as the student lead club, they excuse being a horrible person and viciously attacking someone and treating them like shit under the guise of it being a healthy ‘debate’, when its neither healthy nor a debate. debating is not just repeatedly disagreeing with someones opinion and standpoint, its countering it with evidence to support your own, not calling them abusing or any other insult you drag to mind just because you’re pissed that they dont agree with you.
newsflash, not everyone is going to have your opinion, and yelling at someone through an all caps rant isnt debating, and it isnt going to help them understand your view, and its certainly not gonna help you understand THEIRS and know where you need to come from in order to get your own views across. callout posts and shitty vague’s and being a stubborn and rude bitch just makes you a nasty person who’s point becomes irrelevant because you give the idea that you have no clue what youre talking about and can’t explain your point so you seemingly cover it up with insults.
which also, you know, makes you look completely thick.