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.”