Meh. I’ll give it a month.
I mean, you know. I don’t wanna fall out of the rape loop forever.
You know what? Block the word. Twitter is whatever you want it to be. I don’t see a conflict between using twitter mostly as a joke machine (as you do) and being someone who genuinely cares about these issues. The conflict comes when you turn the blocking into a unnecessary and gross joke post and then assume the people who react badly just don’t get it. For fuck’s sake, your URL slug joke is “self defense”! I GET IT. IT IS AWFUL.
All you have to do is imagine the reaction to someone else posting this. You have called people out for less. Many of your friends have as well.
The really scary thing is the horrible responses people like @lia are getting after calling you out. Those people? They think they are on your team. Creepy right?
I hate that I feel the need to tell you that I have liked your stuff for years, because it shouldn’t matter, except it probably explains why I can’t seem to make myself ignore this.
There are lots of thoughtful responses to this post. The fact that you can’t even acknowledge that people have a problem with it is disappointing but not really surprising. I feel a bit dumb for letting shit on the internet get to me (I try so hard not to let that happen).