this is a bit of a subpost for something i saw elsewhere, but it comes up a lot.
there is this thing people do where they call out anyone who remains in the social network of someone that is being called out for something. for example, benny posts a racist joke, and then sally calls out benny and also calls out every mutual friend of benny and demands they ostracize him. i even see this behavior used when there is a difference of opinion on tactics even though the value system of both people are in alignment.
let me clear, it is 100% valid to block anyone you want. however, demanding that someone be ostracized from their entire social network leaves no space for others to work with them and change their mind. ostracization is a tactic that demands a punitive justice and leaves no space for a restorative or transformative process
@tekniklr yes. i mean i think people should be made aware of the behavior of someone, and many may choose not to associate with them. however if someone does choose to associate with them and work toward changing their mind that doesn't make that person the moral equivalent
i think in such extreme examples it would also be valid for some folks to remove themselves a few steps for safety, but i don't think that is mutually exclusive with demanding the total social isolation of an individual