Pro-choicers: I was just sent The Red Envelope Project email

Are you kidding? I would TOTALLY respond to her. Your suggestion in the OP is perfect.

Wile E., H isn't overthinking anything. It's ABSOLUTELY her right to email her friend and tell her she doesn't want to receive any more emails of this type. She obviously feels strongly about it (as do I!).
Originally Posted by PartyHair
+1

I would find it incredibly rude for an acquaintance to forward that kind of propaganda to me.
I haven't got the slightest idea how to change people, but I still keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.
Are you kidding? I would TOTALLY respond to her. Your suggestion in the OP is perfect.

Wile E., H isn't overthinking anything. It's ABSOLUTELY her right to email her friend and tell her she doesn't want to receive any more emails of this type. She obviously feels strongly about it (as do I!).
Originally Posted by PartyHair
+1

I would find it incredibly rude for an acquaintance to forward that kind of propaganda to me.
Originally Posted by rileyb


I agree too.

I'd also add something snarky about the large carbon footprint and how many poor trees have to die in getting this "message" across. 50 million envelopes? Good gravy.

Last edited by meryn; 03-08-2009 at 12:11 PM. Reason: clarity, spelling, the usual.
Are you kidding? I would TOTALLY respond to her. Your suggestion in the OP is perfect.

Wile E., H isn't overthinking anything. It's ABSOLUTELY her right to email her friend and tell her she doesn't want to receive any more emails of this type. She obviously feels strongly about it (as do I!).
Originally Posted by PartyHair
+1

I would find it incredibly rude for an acquaintance to forward that kind of propaganda to me.
Originally Posted by rileyb


I agree too.
Originally Posted by meryn

Same here. If you delete and ignore it, she may think you don't have a problem with it and continue to send them. Let her know now, so she can quit wasting your time.
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Are you kidding? I would TOTALLY respond to her. Your suggestion in the OP is perfect.

Wile E., H isn't overthinking anything. It's ABSOLUTELY her right to email her friend and tell her she doesn't want to receive any more emails of this type. She obviously feels strongly about it (as do I!).
Originally Posted by PartyHair
+1

I would find it incredibly rude for an acquaintance to forward that kind of propaganda to me.
Originally Posted by rileyb
I agree as well.
I'm going to add my response is related to how I get worked up over disagreements/debates, especially online. I would be doing that to spare myself from getting aggravated. I have debated before on Facebook with someone who thought the links and opinions he posted were welcome and educational. It got very heated and it stressed me out.

I absolutely think it's a presumptuous message, but I also know saying I disagree would likely do nothing to change her mind about sending such things in the future.

(this is just me--if anyone responds, kudos to you.)

+1

I would find it incredibly rude for an acquaintance to forward that kind of propaganda to me.
Originally Posted by rileyb


I agree too.
Originally Posted by meryn

Same here. If you delete and ignore it, she may think you don't have a problem with it and continue to send them. Let her know now, so she can quit wasting your time.
Originally Posted by YolyC
Exactly - if you just delete it, she may think you missed the email or that it didn't go through to you. Politely but firmly make it clear to her that this kind of email is not okay with you.
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Are you kidding? I would TOTALLY respond to her. Your suggestion in the OP is perfect.

Wile E., H isn't overthinking anything. It's ABSOLUTELY her right to email her friend and tell her she doesn't want to receive any more emails of this type. She obviously feels strongly about it (as do I!).
Originally Posted by PartyHair
+1

I would find it incredibly rude for an acquaintance to forward that kind of propaganda to me.
Originally Posted by rileyb


I agree too.

I'd also add something snarky about the large carbon footprint and how many poor trees have to die in getting this "message" across. 50 million envelopes? Good gravy.
Originally Posted by meryn
Hee!

PS Off topic, but you look just like Kate Hudson in your avatar, meryn - do people tell you that in person?
I haven't got the slightest idea how to change people, but I still keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.
PS Off topic, but you look just like Kate Hudson in your avatar, meryn - do people tell you that in person?
Originally Posted by rileyb

Actually no, just debra messing.

When I was in my late teens/early twenties (late 80's), living in Seattle and had my hair dyed jet black, I'd get mistaken for Ann Wilson (from heart) all. the. time.

I was even asked for an autograph by some guy. I was behind the counter Haagan Dazs, making him a milkshake. The "Heart" mansion was just up the road... but still, not sure Ann would resort to taking the night shift at an ice cream shop.... no matter HOW bad album sales were.
I'd also add something snarky about the large carbon footprint and how many poor trees have to die in getting this "message" across. 50 million envelopes? Good gravy.
Originally Posted by meryn
Good point.


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My reasoning behind suggesting to just ignore it is that abortion is such a heated topic. I think saying anything back might be opening things up to an unwanted conversation regarding choice vs non-choice, etc... That's the last thing I would want.
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Ah, I'm betting H~ knows what I mean.
She said this chick is an acquaintenance anyway
H~ is such a good soul
My reasoning behind suggesting to just ignore it is that abortion is such a heated topic. I think saying anything back might be opening things up to an unwanted conversation regarding choice vs non-choice, etc... That's the last thing I would want.
Originally Posted by Scarlet
True, and I do see your point. But this woman was the one who opened the conversation. She needs to know there may be people who aren't okay with her sending emails like that, and that they may very well tell her so. That's the chance she took when she sent the email. She was saying things that could open up a heated conversation first, you know?
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My reasoning behind suggesting to just ignore it is that abortion is such a heated topic. I think saying anything back might be opening things up to an unwanted conversation regarding choice vs non-choice, etc... That's the last thing I would want.
Originally Posted by Scarlet
This goes for me too.

Wile, I agree. H is a very considerate, compassionate soul!
I got an invitation yesterday on FB to join the Black Envelope group from an acquaintance from high school. Same basic principle as the red, but these envelopes are supposed to represent the women who have had abortions.

I sent her a message telling her that I rejected the invitation because it's not something I support doing.

Personally, I think she was spamming all of her female FB friends.
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Personally, I would ignore it the first time it happened. But that's just me.
I don't think it would be rude or inappropriate to tell her what you posted on the OP.
I think there's more than one "right" answer to this, so do whatever fits with your personality and style.
However, if you feel "bullied" by her emails or if you have the type of relationship with her in which you want to open honest dialogue, then definitely say something.
I guess I'm one of those that likes to pick my battles and don't feel like I have to tell people my beliefs, just because I might disagree with them.
I'm pro-choice as well, but I fully understand the passion that many pro-lifers have...and that's great, for them. Not for me.
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