No, We Won’t Calm Down – Tone Policing Is Just Another Way to Protect Privilege

Have you ever tone policed someone in a conversation on oppression? Tone policing focuses on the emotion behind a message rather than the message itself – and you might think you’re helping by making the conversation more “comfortable.”

But in this comic, Robot Hugs makes a great point about how tone policing protects privilege – and silences people who are hurting. This is no way to get justice, and this breakdown will help you understand exactly why.

No, We Won’t Calm Down – Tone Policing Is Just Another Way to Protect Privilege