Thanks for your response! It’s true, it can be hard to be authentic. I encourage you to select a response that validates the person — makes them feel heard, without condoning their idea. With the feminism example, I might try, “It feels to you like women are becoming less nurturing. That’s surprising to me. What gives you that impression?” It’s difficult, but if we’re actually going to have the progressive discussions about these issues, we need to create openness. Maybe you’ll learn something.

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