The Digital Growth Community Newsletter Become a member Blog Academy Jobs Events Knowledge base agenda About Search for All products Online marketing Content Social Communication Submit article COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT What about whataboutism? What it is & how to deal with it 4.8k like bookmark Mirjam van Elst of Words per Kilo 4.8k February 3, 2024 at 9:00 am 5 minutes reading New oneep your good intentions alive with these tips & tools Sat Want to make a podcast smarter? Use these AI tools Fri 5 tips to prepare your presentation in a short time Fri You probably recognize it: you are a changemaker, an impact maker, enthusiastic and passionate.
You have big ideas and big plans.
You want to tell the world about that, so that the whole world joins in with you. Because the Spain Phone Number Data must be better. That better world includes no octopus farms, no children mining raw materials for your mobile phone and no pollution of Mother Earth. So you go up to the barricades. You write stories and you tell on social media and in real life how bad it is that calves are taken from their mothers within a day so that you can drink breast milk. And you say how polluting it is to spend a weekend on the beach in Ibiza.
Then it gets annoying
Because then the comments come. Not substantive, you can have that. There is nothing wrong Ecuador phone number list a discussion based on facts. No, then the ‘whataboutism’ begins. Whataboutwhat? Wikipedia explains it this way : ‘ Whataboutism , sometimes Dutched to whataboutism , also known as whataboutery , is a fallacy in which someone does not refute the accusation of an abuse, but his or her opponent asks his or her opponent with a rhetorical question ‘ What about…?’ (What about…?) of being guilty of another serious wrongdoing.’ When you use ‘whataboutisms ‘ , you point directly at the other person. You do not discuss the content of the subject. Let alone admit that the other person has a point. You go on the attack and accuse the other person, the critic, of another bad fact.