There's a lot of privilege in the whole 'don't have anything to hide'. It assumes people aren't out to get you just for being who you are, that you can trust cops and government not to persecute you, etc and so forth.
I live 'loud and proud' because I can't do anything else, not because it is safe for me to do so. And I am lucky and privileged in having more safety than many who can't afford to trust our neighbors or government.
@jessmahler As I try to keep telling people, governments can change on a dime. A more tolerant regime could be replaced at any time by an intolerant one, whether they're democratically elected or not. Now all of a sudden you *do* have something to hide.
My go-to comeback is to offer to put the entire contents of their phone online (at my cost); nobody has taken me up on this offer. A similar reaction works for "medical records" and "financial information" ;)
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