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While I completely agree that "no single person can ever be able to respond to every single incident" I think that "[people] should... never, ever be criticised for not having time to respond to previous incidents" is actually too strong. The major examples of useful criticisms I've seen in the feminist blogosphere, just by way of a single counter-example, are criticisms about intersectionality, eg feminists writing constantly about the problems of white well-educated feminists working in creatively fulfilling jobs and blogging on the side, instead of devoting any attention, or giving any of their well-trafficked site space to anyone else.

It's certainly true that "you missed one" has a bunch of unhelpful forms though: cherry-picking a single incident that someone missed (no matter how prolific, of course there will always be hundreds) rather than a pattern and using it to silence them rather than encourage them to broaden their interests. Does anyone have any thoughts before I edit the article? Thayvian 22:58, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

I think we should never use the word "never" ;) But yeah... I think it's good to be called on stuff occasionally, but it's quite obvious (to me anyway) when it's being used as a Silencing tactic vs a real attempt to ask people to broaden their field of attention and notice important stuff. --Skud 07:12, 24 July 2009 (UTC)