The only time I have executed blocking was due to security issues, spam, or mental issues (i.e. unable to process the hard/harsh pushback).

As a privileged white male, it is my responsibility to look, learn, and listen.

When I have blocked … I have unblocked at a later date, and if I was a “friend”, I pushed the friend request back or contact the person in a timeline or public/private group that I was interested in restarting the friendship.

Most of the time … people are deeply offended and never except back.

I do get blocked and that is ok, as it usually says more about the other person. I have / had issues with communication (stoic walls) so when it came to communicating about hard topics my intent was always came from a good place. The problem is most people can’t see that in a 2D format in a 3D world …

As for women … ya … you have to do this as there are some seriously mentally messed up people out there ….

Lover of people, Texas Feminist Liberal Democrat, Horse Farm, High Tech Gadget ENFP Guy, and someone who appreciates the struggle of women and wants to help.

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