There is an amazing piece over on Shakesville that tells the truth about what it’s like to be a woman who does advocacy – from the unbelievable amount of abuse and hatred that we deal with, to the people who tell us that we shouldn’t talk about the abuse, or that we’ll never make a difference with the haters anyway. I hope everyone who sees this post goes and reads every word of that one.
I’ve talked about dealing with my haters
and today I want to share a little battle with haters that I’ve won. The Fat People Hate Tumblr has generated plenty of hatemail to me (including after they changed their name to Fat People Love) but it looks like that’s all over now – I’ve beaten them. A reader made me aware of a recent post. It seems they did one last ranting raving name calling diatribe and then they said:
Outwit, outplay and outlast. Done, done and done. It’s over, I win. I get so much hatemail everyday that I created a special page for it, but no more from fatpeoplelove – they give up and I’m still going strong. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out y’all.
I believe in celebrating every victory, I believe that we can make a difference, and I believe that we need to talk about it.
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