Digital creator Dylan Marron has racked up millions of views for projects like “Every Single Word” and “Sitting in Bathrooms With Trans People” — but he’s found that the flip side of success online is internet hate. Over time, he’s developed an unexpected coping mechanism: calling the people who leave him insensitive comments and asking a simple question: “Why did you write that?” In a thoughtful talk about how we interact online, Marron explains how sometimes the most subversive thing you can do is actually speak with people you disagree with, not simply at them.
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Empathy is not endorsement | Dylan Marron
June 19, 2018
More from this series:
- I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper
- My road trip through the whitest towns in America | Rich Benjamin
- Empathy is not endorsement | Dylan Marron
- Our treatment of HIV has advanced. Why hasn’t the stigma changed? | Arik Hartmann
- A black man goes undercover in the alt-right | Theo E.J. Wilson
- What we can do about the culture of hate | Sally Kohn