This week's topic is: Cancel Culture
Warmup Question: Can you think of anyone who has been cancelled? For what reason?
get away with (something): not suffer the consequences of doing something bad or not allowed
mess with (someone): (slang) (in this case) to be involved in some way with someone
net positive: (adj.) (in this case) the positive influence or results of something are bigger or more relevant than the negative result
sect: (n.) a part of a group that holds a specific belief or custom
excise: (v.) remove from the whole
vote with your wallet: (phrase) remove your support for something by no longer spending money on it
(someone) made an example of: (phrase) punish a person for something bad they’ve done as a way to tell others to not do the same
hold (someone) accountable: (v.) make sure someone gets recognized as the culprit and then punished accordingly
a dick: (n.) (informal) unkind; not trustworthy; of bad character.
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marginalized voices: (n.) the opinions and accounts of those who are marginalized (not given the same rights and attention) in society
ulterior motive: (n.) a hidden reasoning or goal behind an action
gullibility: (n.) a tendency to believe in anything one is told
penchant: (n.) tendency
lose face: (idiom) be humiliated or come to be less respected.