Should You Be Afraid of the Fascists in Your Community?
I get accused of "being over-the-top" and using hyperbole by conservative friends and acquaintances with increasing frequency. This is caused, in large part, by me being a vocal and active contributor to the public discourse about issues of peace and justice. I am called a "snowflake" for responding to those who support--or even promote--rape culture. My conservative friends say they cannot take me seriously, which is frustrating, but at least it is honest. The question is: how seriously should we consider the statements others make?