“that awkward moment when you gently question someone’s use of the ableist word “lame”, and suggest that they have a look at this post over at FWD, and their only response is to delete their original comments. errrrrr.”
i think sometimes folks do it because they feel embarrassed, or maybe they think it’s not ok to keep a post up there once its been called out, maybe they don’t want anyone to get offended, who knows. The point is, getting kindly, softly called on something needn’t be so embarrassing that it stops you from working on it. Its a learning moment. Try to sit with it, let it be what it is. And don’t do it again.