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Update concerning this post.

Today I got an email that said they want to publish my letter! Only, they have a couple of clarifications first... And then proceed to ask some really stupid questions. I mean....sigh...

Honestly, I think the reason this movement has so much momentum is because people are stupid.

I'm very discouraged.

Update concerning [this post.](https://ovarit.com/o/Activism/33258/wrote-a-letter-to-the-editor) Today I got an email that said they want to publish my letter! Only, they have a couple of clarifications first... And then proceed to ask some really stupid questions. I mean....sigh... Honestly, I think the reason this movement has so much momentum is because people are stupid. I'm very discouraged.

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[–] TheRoyalJesterf 10 points (+10|-0)

Congrats, that is amazing! Why are you feeling discouraged? Is it something about the stupid questions?

[–] VeggieAnnie [OP] 12 points (+12|-0)

Yeah, the questions make me think that no one is ever going to get the argument. I couldn't have been any clearer in the letter. It's great letter, if I do say so myself. But still...with the effing language games...I can't take these people anymore.

[–] TheRoyalJesterf 7 points (+7|-0)

Ohhh... so basically the questions are things that are easily answered in the letter itself? That's annoying. Are you going to respond?

[–] VeggieAnnie [OP] 12 points (+12|-0)

What I did was say, "I appreciate you getting clarification first, but I believe this sentence two sentences later explains" and just copied-and-pasted myself. Then said like one more point. But I just... I can't with these people. The reading comprehension is so low.

[–] mil-bil 2 points (+2|-0)

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

These days I feel that Helen Joyce is my model for clarity. I especially enjoyed Benjamin Boyce's interviews with her. He's a pretty good interviewer in that he positions himself as a foil to feminist interviewees, so he makes the interviewees explain things without assuming shared values.

But Joyce is a whole other class of clear and compelling speaker. I'm taking notes. And looking forward to her book coming out this summer.