Have you noticed that when someone makes a comment on an issue that they've had no experience with, people who are activists on said issue get upset over your "ignorance"?
I don’t understand why some people have to go on the attack when you ask a question or express an opinion that isn’t exactly in line with what an activist wants to see. Why can’t they see it as a chance to teach you instead? If you’ve come right out and viciously attacked, say, gay people, or transsexuals, or people with depression or mental illness, then you deserve to be slapped. But so often even a mild comment or questions will get you slapped and told “YOU NEED TO LEARN ABOUT THIS BEFORE YOU TALK!” Well, why not start the learning process right then and there? Further, it does nothing for the activist’s cause when they go on the attack.
Not everyone can be an expert in understanding everything in the world.