Someone I really like on birdsite has a new puppy and in only two days it's made me totally hate them. A part of me believes they are trying to do their best, but why didn't they do more reading in the previous 8 weeks while they've been talking about getting a puppy!? Yes, it is hard work, how is this a surprise !?
"Playing devil's advocate" is not okay. It's attempting to portray destructive behavior as equal to the behavior of those defending against it.
If you want to debate the position of someone defending themselves or others against violence, do it from a place of acknowledging their suffering.
All actions are not equal.
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