Jeremy, I strongly suggest you follow the links through to the full comments that I linked to (I only excerpted small pieces). There you will find much mocking, name-calling, and suggestions of being somehow privy to reality. But those people, aiming those comments at Karolina, get a free pass from you. When I point out this bad behaviour, you take the time to express your disappointment in me. I take your point, and two wrongs don’t make a right, but my casual offhand remark pales in comparison to the torrent of crap that Karolina received.

Oh, I’m all for respectful discourse. That’s why I call out disrespectful discourse when I see it. And I saw it a-plenty in those comments that I linked to.

I wasn’t calling people “self-entitled” because I disagree with their views on web development. I was calling people self-entitled because of the bullying manner in which they responded to a reasonable call for more empathy.

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Jeremy Keith

Jeremy Keith

A web developer and author living and working in Brighton, England. Everything I post on Medium is a copy — the originals are on my own website, adactio.com

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