Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Upstander Techniques: Disrupting Islamophobia

This cartoon illustrates a way of disrupting Islamophobic attacks that does NOT require any confrontation.  Because it relies on shutting out the perpetrator, it's a more advanced technique than it seems at first glance; you need excellent equanimity and shielding to make it work.  The higher-power pacifist skills are tricky.  But it can work, and it's perfect for people who don't like the more "classically heroic" methods of telling a perpetrator to go away.  When it works, it also drives them bugfuck; remember you're dealing with someone who's trying to inflate his painfully small ego by punching down, so being ignored is a real pain.
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