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In reply to: Autistic Abby (Sometimes people use “respect” to mean “treating...)

Sometimes people use respect” to mean 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 won’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.