REFUSE TO APOLOGIZE That’s the mantra I use regarding anything with an ist or an ism attached. Stand your ground, then walk away from the one baiting, inciting or popping you. Bullies need to be stopped, not encouraged.
When your mantra or slogan doesn’t work any more, change it. Our brains settle in after the novelty wears off, rendering the purpose of the mantra ineffective. Mantras and slogans only work as long as they’re novel. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight