Thanks for your kind words and glad to hear that you’ve found your way forward also. I do quite well with not caring what individual people think of me, but it’s not as easy a journey to not care what the society you live in thinks of you — and ours hates and disdains women. It mocks and blames women (and other victims) for allowing such things to happen to them (because in a dominance hierarchy, it must be your own fault if someone hurts you). And despite this, I’ve still made some progress in a healthy direction, by getting to process those feelings using one troll as the stand-in.

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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