At the risk of being accused of mansplaining (which is a complaint not and objection, in my book), when we complain about something or someone after the fact and indirect (on social media) we can tend to come across as angry and aggressive, in my view.
Angry or aggressive example: “As a woman I’m sick of the way I get treated by my male boss when I speak up at work“
However, when we object to something we don’t like or someone’s behavior, in real-time and direct we can tend to come across as neutral or objective.
Objective or neutral example: “As a woman I took it upon myself to object to my male boss’s treatment of me when I spoke up yesterday.”
Could the secret to being objective in what what we say and do be embedded in the word itself when we simply object? I think so.
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