carol anne asks

Have you ever been a victim of online trolling, or abuse?

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

14 thoughts on “carol anne asks”

  1. A few years back, an ex-boyfriend hacked into my email account and sent emails to at least thirty people in my address book telling them that I’d been diagnosed with HIV (A blatant lie) as a means to try and hurt me. These were friends, family, coworkers, professors (as I was in University at the time). It was horrible. I would consider that both trolling, and abuse.

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      1. Yeah, it was a lot of explaining and a lot of difficult discussions with family members trying to convince them that I didn’t send it and it wasn’t true. That being said, I’m now someone who does not use my name for an email address, and I also have two step verification to get into it. When something like that happens, you take steps to never let it happen again.

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  2. Yes, not as bad as the above, just typical jerky guys with fragile egos. After I turned them down for more dates they lashed out with nasty emails and texts. One kept it up for so long that I had to call in help to get rid of him.

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  3. I was slammed on Reddit for a week once because I dared to jump into a conversation to defend the book Twilight. I just pointed out that sparkly vampires, while lame to me, is the author’s creative license, just like hairy footed hobbits in LOTR.
    People went nuts, said I was comparing the writing quality of Twilight to their beloved LOTR. I was not. They got vicious. I eventually just logged off and stopped participating with a user name so now it’s an occasional read if I get truly bored.
    But yeah, a week of bullying comments and angry private messages all because I defended writers’ creativity. I prefer the kind of trolls that live under bridges, much nicer than internet trolls.

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