When hate meets compassion. A troll story.

When being a writer is met with hate … it takes alot of energy to spew hate.

“After all, it’s not illegal to reach elbow-deep into someone’s memories and touch them and twist them and weaponise them …

He said that, at the time, he felt fat, unloved, “passionless” and purposeless. For some reason, he found it “easy” to take that out on women online.

I asked why. What made women easy targets? Why was it so satisfying to hurt us? Why didn’t he automatically see us as human beings?

For all his self-reflection, that’s the one thing he never managed to articulate – how anger at one woman translated into hatred of women in general. Why, when men hate themselves, it’s women who take the beatings.”

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/02/what-happened-confronted-cruellest-troll-lindy-west

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