HOW TO WIN AN ARGUMENT

While also doing something awesome
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    Today, someone said something super, super awful about women who terminate their pregnancies.
    Like, I deal with fucked up stuff daily. I don't get shocked very often. But this was pretty fucked up.
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    Someone on this app.
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    And I became a dragon!
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    I flew around my town fucking shit up and spewing fire onto everything.
    Metaphorically? You'll never know!
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    I drafted a list titled "TITLES OF LISTS I WANT TO MAKE RIGHT NOW"
    This was one "πŸ–•πŸΌπŸ–•πŸΌπŸ–•πŸΌπŸ–•πŸΌπŸ–•πŸΌπŸ–•πŸΌπŸ–•πŸΌ"
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    Then I stopped and thought about what I could do instead of writing a list about how fucking mad this person made me.
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    I thought about what would make a real, tangible difference in the lives of women who need support.
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    Women who this lister called poor (like, low socio economic status) idiots who use abortion as population control.
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    So instead of destroying this person's clearly awful opinion via social media, I'm going to turn it into a win for women...
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    I donated to Planned Parenthood
    Because it has been there for me and provides incredible services to women. Life saving services!
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    And if you can, I think you should too.
    Or to another women's health center that provides abortion and other imperative services.
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    If you can't donate, that's okay! Your verbal support will move mountains.
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    Because words are important, and this app has some wonderful people on it who share vulnerable and creative things.
    Seems like that's shifting, but that's another list for another day.
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    But action is often needed in order to counteract shitty behavior.
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    We live in a culture that is quick to give people a pass for their shitty behavior.
    A half assed apology isn't really an apology.
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    I don't want to be complicit in that.
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    I'm not in my real life, and I don't want to be on social media. Especially on an app that has, for the most part, been a great creative outlet.
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    In closing, great job other lister!
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    Your shitty opinion just helped a ton of women.
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    It made at least one person donate to a cause that you hate.
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    And that's how you win an argument.
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    Abortion is legal. Quick access to a safe abortion should not be an issue.
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    P.S.
    I've been working on an abortion list for quite some time. I have absolutely zero patience for anti-choice rhetoric and will do shit like this when you confront me about it.
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    Also, @biz