People have equal right to be taken seriously when speaking seriously. To not be humoured or mocked, but listened to.
Everyone’s views should be treated with the respect and equality due every human, providing their views respect every human equally. Not having views and requests considered can result in substantial harm.
Universal respect is mutual respect. The call for mutual respect differs from the calls of ‘seniors’, ‘betters’ or ‘superiors’ for greater respect than the respect due everybody. Differential respect is unnecessary. No one deserves greater respect than the equal respect everyone is entitled to.
Calls for respect should be for the mutual respect everyone in entitled to.
[Excerpt from The Common Purpose Manifesto]