The Anti-social Social Event

Silent Reading Party launches in Richmond, marrying literature and libations

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What about this event is actually antisocial? Nothing.

I am truly baffled by your characterization here. First, antisocial is a very specific term used by psychologists to describe behaviors characterized by longterm disregard for or violation of the rights of others. In no way does this event merit the use of that label. Even a generous interpretation of the second definition listed for the word as "not wanting the company of others" is kind of negated by the fact that people are registering to spend time in the company of many people while silently reading. Even "asocial" would fail to capture the right meaning. Instead of being overly cute and wrong, it might be helpful to consider avoiding loaded terms that most often refer to specific psychological disorders.

Paul Brockwell 26 days ago

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