Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Microaggression - an accurate term


Micro = a-millionth-of

I think that is pretty accurate - if someone performed a million "microaggressive" acts - like looking sideways at you, or failing to treat you as deferentially as you think you ought to be treated - then that would indeed be roughly equivalent to a single act of 'aggression' - such as a shove.

But it would take a long time.

If a man was "microaggressing" at you every five seconds, he would take more than two months to reach the level of an actual physical push...