This seems counter to any logic that I can conceive of. Even the most backwards of the modern feminists should believe in women being proactive about their safety. I mean, what could be more demeaning than expecting women to sit back and wait for the patriarchy to straighten up and act right?
Nonetheless, it’s true.
Very few things have caused me to roll my eyes harder than reading an article about an atheist feminist who is claiming to have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of harassment on the internet.
A Washington woman has come under fire over claims her PTSD caused by online harassment and Twitter trolls is equal to that of military veterans.
Melody Hensley was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 16 months ago following online abuse, which she says is the result of her being an outspoken feminist and atheist.
She caused upset to many military veterans and their families and friends when she claimed her PTSD from Twitter trolls was as bad as mental anguish suffered by those who do active duty.
I’ve often stated that those being bullied on the internet have a very simple solution to their problem…turn off the computer or delete the twitter or facebook account that is the source of your trouble, change your email address, etc. This is usually in response to children being harassed by peers or similar issues, but it’s even more applicable when it comes to an adult woman who fears her mental health has been compromised by her internet activity. Internet hate fuels me, but I understand it can be upsetting for some, which is why an adult needs to learn their limit and disconnect from the social media causing their distress when it becomes to severe.
I did this last year and so I think I’ll continue it this year, since the results were actually really amusing last year.
Here are the top 10 most used search terms that led to my blog in 2013:
- Super gonorrhea
- 20th century motor company
- Go forth and multiply
- The snark who hunts back
- Mulan feminism
- Happy New Year
- I hate disney princesses
- Dirty sex and politics
- Response to Peter Singer poverty
And here are the top 1o weirdest search terms that led to my blog this year:
- dirty sex
- “April fool” conservative
- women chained
- S.E. Cupp Salary (odd considering last year S.E. made this list with the term “Is S.E. Cupp gay?”)
- sex and dirty politics
- promised land flop
- ass stockings
- is S.E. Cupp gay (Oh, that was still there…)
- a lady cartoon thinking
What a strange year.
Sociopaths don’t cry over commercials about babies or articles about strangers giving their kidney to a dying man.
They just don’t.
Because they don’t care.
But sometimes the thought crosses my mind, especially when I’m talking to other people about politics. Normally I brush the thought aside as a recognition that other people are far too emotional about politics and they ignore rational responses to political problems or antagonism from people who don’t like them.
In simpler terms, they get their feelings hurt a lot.
Sorry to disappoint, but I got a massively terrible sunburn on my vacation this weekend and it’s made it impossible to concentrate long enough to get any writing done.
I speculate that the article should be written by Friday and then the following posts will be back to their regularly scheduled time on Tuesday mornings.
When I lived downtown I used to go to the public library on the weekend, it was big, had free books, and I didn’t have to pay for the electricity, but you ran into some really odd people on occasion and many of them don’t feel the slightest bit inclined to keep their nose out of other people’s business which is why I overheard the following conversation take place one day when I was looking for a DVD to check out.
A little girl (about 5) had been told to choose only two movies, but she picked up two and then saw the Little Mermaid and wanted it as well. As she argued the fact that she wanted all 3 with her mother, a random woman who was also looking at DVDs interrupted them.
Woman: Oh you don’t want to get The Little Mermaid.
Little girl: Yes I do, Ariel is my favorite.
Woman to girl’s mother: That’s really not a good movie for girls.
Mother: I’m not sure why it’s your business. (score one for mom)
Woman: I just don’t think girls should watch movies that tell them they have to throw away their life and get plastic surgery to get a man. (I rolled my eyes)