You don’t have to read this, or if you are busy right now save this link for a less busy time, but I’d like it if you would and, if you could, spread the message [through reblogs or word of mouth]. Or just think about it I guess…
It’s a sad world, the kind of place we have made our world.
I have tremendous empathy for people who want to skewer and shame their attackers. I catch myself falling into it even though I know it’s an obscene waste of energy and time. It is utterly unfair that the targets of hatred and meanness and violence are nearly always the only ones who can break the cycle of mutually assured hostility. And it’s not the responsibility of the victims of this crap to act with grace.