Thursday, April 26, 2007
I am the person who broke the precious 'wall of silence' on Genderberg. For the record I never agreed to keep Genderberg messages private. None of the welcome letters say anything about it. The registration agreement I clicked on didn't mention it.
Wasn't feminism supposed to be about REDUCING THE VIOLENCE against women? Isn't it supposed to be about keeping women FREE FROM THREATS? I thought so when I first joined the forums at Genderberg. I was deeply concerned about a possible link between pornography and violence. I was looking to learn how to help keep women safe. Over time there I realize a horrible truth. Many of the 'feminists' in the anti-pornography and anti-sex worker movement are driven by hatred, anger and jealousy. I watched their non-stop attacks against other women and their constant blaming and shaming and it made me sick!
Over time I got fearful. You can't really understand the hatred that is embodied in many of the posts on Genderberg. Many members of that forum simply do not see other women as human at all. I was worried about what they would do to the targets of their hatred and anger. The seemed so willing to deny that the women they attacked had any feelings or rights.
Over time I found that the people they called their enemy where really the ones who cared about women. These 'sexbots' were the women who cared about making sure that there was freedom to pursue happiness. That empowered women were free to live their life as they choose. I am not sure why the belief that women should be free to live as they wish is so dangerous. I do know that to many in the Genderberg this belief in women's freedom is utterly inexcusable. They will do anything to destroy it.
When I could not take the fear any more I broke my silence and sent out some letters letting people know what was happening in Genderberg. While many will claim that Genderberg is a "safe space" my belief is that there should be no safe space for those who work to destroy women. There should be no dark corner where ANYONE can get together and plot against or foster hatred of women. Misogyny deserves no shield to hide behind.
It is clear to me now I did the right thing. When Renegade Evolution commented on some of the hate being thrown her way the threats and blackmail she is suffering prove me right. There is no evil that these haters of women will not stoop to. There is no vile act of malice they cannot justify. They will do anything in their power to destroy or silence anyone they disagree with. In their hate they are trying to destroy her. In their blood lust for a purge they are trying to force Renegade Evolution to reveal who I am. They want to close the hole so they can go back to plotting against women in the dark. Hidden. So far Ren has stood against their attacks and it speak volumes about who truly cares about women that she is protecting me.
Think about who is risking herself to protect a woman. Think of who is threatening to place another woman at risk of being attacked or raped in order to get their way. Who loves women and who hates them? It's obvious to me.
The sad / funny fact of it all is that Ren couldn't expose me even if she wanted to. The account I sent out the information from is not one that is registered on Genderberg. Of course neither is the account that this blog is created under. I sent it to several people I thought could help and even I don't who who sent it to her. Before you call me a coward for that take a good look at what these viscous bitches are capable of. We now know that there is no limit to how far they will go to try and destroy anyone who speaks against them.
In my time on Genderberg I read more hatred of women than I ever read or saw in pornography. Now thanks to 'Stormy' I have now also seen more violence and threads against a woman than I ever have in porn.
All I can say is we need to support Take Back The Blog! because online violence and harassment is never OK.