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Cut out and keep: Talk don’t troll

JAY BERNARD THINKS IT’S TIME TO BE MORE CONSCIOUS OF THE WAY WE ARGUE

Why hello there. You’ll notice my article features a dotted line this month. That’s because I’ve started a new series called Cut Out And Keep.

The idea came after I chaired Homotopia’s DIVA Debate in Liverpool last November. The filmmaker Campbell X discussed Adrian Piper, an artist who printed cards to give to men who harassed her in public. The idea was that instead of wasting valuable time arguing with the lech asking her to smile, she could cut the crap and deliver the message: you’re an arse, go away and think about that. These kinds of actions are often aimed outwards, one group against another – the recent hashtag #WasteHisTime2016, for example, was about tackling misogyny by discussing methods by which women could return the treatment they received from men.

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