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This week’s suggested topic: Downtalk
This might be a repeat, but it’s been long enough I think we can talk about it again. Downtalk is something I’m sure we’re all familiar with even if we don’t necessarily know it by that name. When someone talks down to you because you’re a woman, or a minority, or both because they simply assume you’re too simple to understand them. Or when people patronize you because of your assumed gender/status. It’s garbage and it’s still a thing and I want to talk about it today.