I replied to someone saying I didn't need to be soapboxed or lectured because I knew research was key to writing diverse characters. That got a reply where someone took my comment to mean I didn't care about writing disabled characters accurately. Not entirely sure. They were lamenting disabled people not being taken seriously and that comment was in reply to mine. I can't really say if it was directed at me. I replied back giving an example of a time I searched out help for a character whose disability I knew nothing about in order to create a realistic character, and I said these articles annoy me.
Eh, I can see the soapboxing angle. I will fess up to being more heated than normal, but the other accusation? No, I was giving my opinion, which was these sorts of articles annoy me because I feel like there's an expectation of pity. That gets me because of the family I have who are disabled, but it has nothing to do with disability and everything to do with me feeling like they are insulting family. If they said something about a complete stranger I'd just be, "eh." and get over it. You are protective of people you love and will defend them (even if they don't need defending.)
In the end, I bowed out before things got too heated. I wasn't interested in arguing and some people seemed like they had made up their minds, so saying more was pointless. And in all honesty, I didn't want to perpetuate the feeling that I was trying to speak for a group of people when I was just giving my opinion. It is perfectly acceptable for someone to think that article is beneficial while I think it's stupid. Sometimes I feel like the Internet forgets that people feel and think differently (a lesson I ought to remember myself, as well.) Too many people can't cope with someone having a different opinion from theirs. Remember that saying? Opinions are like butt holes. Everyone has them and they sometimes stink.