making someone with social anxiety talk in front of a class is like asking someone with a broken leg to go run a mile. except, one is acceptable and the other is considered wrong. something obviously needs to change
or calling them out on it like, “why are you so shy” “why dont you talk” “why do look so sad” and then when you try to answer they’re like “oh wow it speaks” like do you understand anything.
when I was shopping today with my mom, we ran into one of her ex-coworkers and he introduced himself and shook my hand and was really friendly and he and mom talked for a bit, and then after he walked away, my mom said ”He got fired because he killed three people.” and I was kinda spooked for like the next 5 minutes until I remembered my mom is a surgeon