"it’s our job to teach the ignorant"
brujacore this is so you
I suggest we all start issuing retroactive invoices immediately
Just a thought, but. But!
There are people on Tumblr who, when told that you can’t be racist against white people or sexist against men, use the dictionary definition of what “racism” and “sexism” are as a counter-argument. These people are almost always told, in response, that the dictionary is not the authority on a topic. This is correct, obviously - dictionaries give a basic explanation of what a word can mean, not a thesis on what that thing is.
We can’t then counter those people who tell us that it’s our job to educate them with the dictionary definition of the word “job”. That strikes me as somewhat hypocritical.
I get what lordbape is trying to say, and it absolutely is not our job to educate anyone who disagrees with us. But this is not an ideal way of getting that point across.