A little while ago I got admonished online.
I posted a remark that I was shocked by the sex assault allegations against Charlie Rose.
I wrote, “who’s next — Lurch from Addams Family?”
A friend wrote back I was trivializing sex assault. Then she went on to say something about how I was part of the problem. I thought about it for a while and I just didn’t agree with it.
So I decided not to spend time debating the issue and I deleted the comment.
Then an hour later my friend posted a screenshot showing how I deleted the comment and said I was gaslighting her.
And these were not short posts she was making. These were full-on rants. From somebody I’ve known for 20 years.
Again I decided there was no way we were going to have a good conversation about this, so I deleted the post and blocked this person. I’m not going to host somebody insulting me on my story.
After that, I heard through someone else that she had posted a rant about my behavior calling me a bully.
It seems like at this point in the game, just expressing a regressive point of view is apparently the same as committing acts of violence.
If you see me in the labor camps, please say hi!