Look we all need some reminders from time to time, I think this one is the most important.
When you get heavily involved in a social justice movement, it’s easy to get neck deep in the theory surrounding that movement, the terminology, the in depth thought processes trying to rationalise the motives of the oppressors, and you can become pretty shit hit on the spot at spotting someone being problematic.
The problem comes when you get so deep that you forget the way you thought before you got so heavily involved, and you forget how people on the outside think! You may see someone with the most damaging behaviour but unless they’re being deliberately hurtful, chances are that their behaviour is totally unbeknownst to them! And so going on a call-out spree and shredding their actions in front of them is the most unproductive thing you can do.
You can be campaigning for equality for POC, women, LGBT+ individuals, you can be campaigning to try to bring people over to veganism and you can know everything there is to know about the environmental repercussions of meat, the socioeconomic implications of animal agriculture, the inner workings of animal rights theory and the history of intersectional exploitation as a whole but you can’t forget that others just don’t know about this!
If someone clearly doesn’t understand, help them.
Lifting them up to your level of understanding is a lot more effective than kicking them into the dirt then telling them to climb the ladder themselves.