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It's impressive how you managed to make x-cards and the 5 page 'respecting player' corebook tangents were the author presumes the role of a gm is trauma therapist/insectional workshop as redundant in three paragraphs.
I treat my players as human adults who can communicate verbally and respect them enough to talk with them as human adults.
X-cards and the like assume that the DM is just someone that spit out story lines and all the players children and no one knows how to talk to each other in a social environment, doesn't understand human boundaries, and doesn't respect the individual and their desires. This is the basic tenets of Social Justice Warriors, woke brigades, and Authoritarianists: Do as I say, not as I do. Blind obedience is the name of the game and if you are not obeying the will of the Oppressed you are of course Evil and must be Banished.
I pity people who have played with X-cards, safe spaces, and books that tell you how you MUST treat people. These are people who have something very broken in their personal history that they need to force correction on the world by and they don't give a damn who gets caught in their wake of righteous "justice".