Service Announcement

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To put it to you bluntly, I’m being stalked by a reader online & so I’ve put comments in moderation. You can still comment, and I love your comments—but they’re just going to have one extra step before they go up.

I used to get stalked and harassed by some readers back when I was a comic book blogger and writer. It got to the point where I just sort of completely “withdrew” from public life because I worried about my safety.

There has been a running theme in my life and career of men “pushing” me out of communicating with the world through my words. Part-and-parcel of all that has been me being the person ultimately blamed for my own harassment, rather than the harasser; if only I stopped writing, then the harassment wouldn’t happen (it’s THAT easy!). I have literally had this explained to me: the key to stopping the abuse is for me to stop writing.

The irony is that over 90% of the people who have been regular readers of this blog have been great; certainly, this has been, on the whole, a far more positive experience than any non-anonymous blogging I have ever done before. I really appreciate your candor and support.

In addition to moderating comments, I am also going to have to limit what readers I chat with through email to those with some sort of identity online outside of their email address. Doesn’t have to be a Facebook or LinkedIn profile, but something. I know this makes me miss out on my grand “Mr. X” konspiracy kontact, but I guess that’s my loss.

Lastly…yes, I do feel there are components of what I have gone through regarding all this of “sexism.” BUT: ultimately, I feel this resistance is archonic in nature. That’s just my personal, hippy-dippy opinion; I could be wrong.

Thanks again to everybody who have been so supportive; I look forward to keeping you up with all the latest outrages.

Best,

Me

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PS: If my ambivalent gender identity makes you feel weird, THAT’S NOT MY PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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