A couple of weeks ago, I made the decision to quit social media. Here’s what happened. After the Supreme Court announced their decision to overturn Roe vs Wade, my Instagram and Twitter became flooded with posts of hate from both sides of the issue. Comments and posts from one of my friends perplexed me, particularly because of the vitriol and hatred she used to describe people who didn’t agree with her. I sent her a message after I noticed she no longer followed me on social media, asking her for some clarification as to what she was saying in a genuine attempt to try and understand someone who thought differently from me.
The response I got back was immediate, hateful, and absolutely crushing to me. This person was a friend I had worked with for three years, someone who met my wife, went out to dinner with spouses and friends…
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