I really want @IBob to feel welcome in this community.
Do the rest of you have feminist open-source solarpunk parents already?
Yes, this! I can't help but wonder how different my parents viewpoints would be to the dominant culture here. I cringe when I think about it.
I think Bob has really made the effort to put himself out there. And probably is experiencing a lot of culture shock. I get the impression he stumbles into things that upset people by accident. Not from malice or because he's a "shitty person."
I know Mix derives a lot of meaning and joy from this community. Mainly I want Mix to be able to share this important part of himself with his Dad.
A buddhist saying: Q: "how many more times must I forgive?" A: "Always, one more time."
If we can't take the time to educate and discuss ideas with people compassionately, what fucking hope is there? Where's the opportunity for redemption and growth in that?