If someone goes by Charles and you repeatedly insist upon calling them Chuck, despite being corrected, that is aggressive and intentional. One doesn’t have to approve of or agree with everything about someone else in order to treat them with respect. Why is this so difficult? If you need to make someone else feel bad, just because you can, you are in serious need of some therapy!

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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