Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Why Rape Survivors Go Online":
wow abyss2hope, you really do think you know everything. do tell everyone how to be feminists. you're right, but self-righteous and that gets my goat. no wonder trolls come here. you really do give feminism a bad name.
What I find fascinating about this comment is that the commenter (from Guildford in England) says that I am right in what I say in that post. But how dare I be right with too much confidence! This criticism rolls off my back but it is such a common attack directed at myself and other rape survivors that I felt a need to address it.
This person couldn't find anything of substance to attack in my post, but that poses no problem for this person. Attack the character of the person whose position you cannot attack. If the attack is irrational and unrelated to the content of the post, who cares?
The fact that I don't mention feminism even once in my post doesn't matter, I somehow managed to tell everyone how to be feminists without saying a word.
The goal of this comment is to shame me for speaking up boldly about a very important topic. Attacks against me -- and against other rape survivors who can be described as coming across as too self-righteous -- get spun into things which the rape survivor caused.
Those who blast us aren't responsible for their personal attacks. Yes, they may be trolls but we got their goat so their trollness is our fault. We have it coming to us.
This is a message which blatantly and unapologetically echoes the victim blaming most of us get over being raped -- if we aren't called liars.
Nicely done, Anonymous.
Labels: Violence Against Women