I recently wrote a story about how forcing people to choose between making Kobe Bryant a hero or a villain wasn’t helping anyone, least of all the woman that he raped because those who see him as a hero will then make her the villain if those are the only two choices. For some, this was a controversial position, and I understand that. They don’t have to agree with me.

One woman commented Unfollowed, so I tried to engage in a conversation with her to more fully explain my reasoning. She called me disingenuous, and a troll and said I was harassing her (for trying to have a conversation in my own comments section). She got so abusive that I finally had to block her. I wish that she’d have read this story. I understand that she was emotionally triggered, but trying to work that out on me was definitely a dick move.

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Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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