I am in no way comparing the level of awfulness Zelda Williams is going through to the many months I endured online bullying, but anyone who has been abused by cowardly people hiding behind a computer screen should never have to deal with that. Execs at Twitter are taking steps at preventing further cyber bullying, so that is a positive step in the right direction…
There is a very fuzzy line between first amendment rights and libelous, hate speak that people think they can dance on and the law just won’t snatch them up, only because they don’t QUITE break the law. It’s quite pathetic, and sick that their lives are spent this way.
I just hope there will be stronger advances in the very near future for many people’s sake.
When you are starting out in your 20s, it is natural to think about all that you will have and do once you start making money, and making more money. That gives money way too much power over your life. It’s not about how much you make, but the life that you make with the money you have.
You don’t have to be pretty. you don’t owe prettiness to any one. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay of occupying a space marked “female”.