Hey guys, did you know have outdated information in school textbooks is "the worst form of child abuse known!" ???
LOL, that's what someone on facebook posted.
I set her straight. Nicely and clearly, and in the end she agreed that she had misspoken.
I didn't tell her that despite her apology, I still think she's an idiot for saying something that dumb in the first place.
People seem to forget that no matter how worthy their own causes, exaggerating the issue like that is demeaning for people to whom child abuse is not just an abstract term.
"it's good to be young but let's not kid ourselves -- it's better to pass on through those years and come out the other side with our hearts still beating;
having stared down demons and come back breathing." -- John Darnielle