It’s terrible to say (even with the podcast episode), but it has been taking a while for me to FINALLY quit Reddit. I thought that if I only went on the “safe” communities, then I would be “safe” from any triggering content.
I was deeply wrong.
Today was just a bad day for me. I didn’t get the job I was interviewed for, I failed my math test, and so it was pretty crappy. That was why after everything that happened, I doom scrolled on Reddit (yes this is a nasty habit, but I am literally quitting, as the reason for this post). There was one post that really made me feel bad, and the more I scrolled everything just got worse. It was like I was meant to delete my account.
One of those posts was from BanWomenHateSubs. It is a group where people work together to get terrible subs against women deleted (though with how bad Reddit is those said groups rarely get deleted). I kept reading those posts, and thinking how such groups aren’t automatically deleted from that hellhole. It’s really depressing how many men on there hate women, who post those awful things. It makes me sick. Another one I stumbled upon was from the unpopular opinions sub. It was odd, since op said it was gross that people make jokes over 9/11, along with other tragedies like school shootings and the Holocaust. Like this should not be an unpopular opinion but okay. However there were LVM in the comment section making disgusting jokes about those things, saying those events happened “long ago” and we should “just get over it”. Or worse it’s okay to make jokes because it “helps with trauma”. Like I don’t know about you but that comment made me feel weird. It reminded me of people who tell women it’s okay to be into “non-con” if they were raped to “help with the trauma”. It was right then and there that I deleted my account. Like I know there is dark humor, but for me it crosses the line at horrifying real life events and rape.
I just feel so horrible for waiting this long to learn this lesson. The only reason I went on there (other than doom scrolling) was to look at groups dedicated to women with autism, painting tips, and cute cat pics. There is always just looking online for those, but I am just glad to deleted my account for that terrible site.