Every. Single. Day. I used to be one of those ‘I hate feminists!’ people until I was repeatedly reminded why they’re needed.
You know, a lot of people would tell you to ignore them or to mind their privacy but you know what? Fuck that, call them out on their bullshit and show people the type of people that they are.
I’ve been following your work almost since the beginning and I’ve seen all the hard work that you’ve put into your written work as well as your presenting work and I’ve seen the growth that you’ve had along the way. If people want to undermine that and refuse to acknowledge your effort than they deserve to be called out and shamed (maybe not shamed, up to you). I suppose long story short; that guy is complete dickhead, congrats on 18k, keep up the amazing work and all the best for the future.
Thank you so much, I seriously appreciate this. A lot. I get really, really annoyed when people tell me to ‘ignore it’ or give me the ‘haters gonna hate’ or ‘don’t feed the trolls’ speeches, because I shouldn’t have to. Venting about the crap I get (and maybe only 10% of that crap, I just ‘sigh’ and delete most of it) is something that helps me deal with it. Not only does sharing make it seem more ‘funny’ to me, it also helps to showcase that this crap DOES happen on a stupidly regular basis, regardless of all the ‘sexism doesn’t exist!’ I tend to see.
If I’m ever going to survive in my career, dealing with things healthily (instead of pretending it doesn’t annoy the absolute shit out of me) is something I need to do, lest I go insane. I’m sure one day the volumes will increase to a point that I just can’t even read any of my comments anymore, but right now, yeah, I’m going to showcase some of these assholes and I’m completely comfortable with the fact that it makes me feel better. Don’t get me wrong: I know what they’re saying isn’t true, I never actually LISTEN to what these people say, but I still get frustrated that they say it.