Respect

“Sometimes people use “respect” to “treating someone like a person” and sometimes they use “respect” to mean “treating someone like an authority” and sometimes people who are used to being treated like an authority say “if you won’t respect me I won’t respect you” and they mean “if you don’t treat me like an authority I won’t treat you like a person”  And they think they’re being fair but they aren’t, and it’s not okay”

— Emotional Labour Metathread

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