As you know I posted here a few days ago about having no friends and my kids saying I’m a manhater after telling them about the gift of fear book and putting the info of the book on social media (to hopefully help other women).
The backlash I received online for this post plus my kids comments really sent me into a dark place. The amount of misogynistic male aggressive comments saying that I didn’t include men, it’s feminist tactics blah blah blah. When I stated it was for women as women are more subjected to homicide and violence from men. That it isn’t about male abuse and that when women kill it is normally always due to self defence. As the book says. The aggressive comments continued. Even another woman aggressively argued against me. I only got two other women that actually fought this subject with me and appreciated my post. Very upsetting that more women couldn’t comment positively. Also a quote I found helped: ‘misogyny is the tool of the oppressor and misandry is the response of theoppressed, so there's no parallel that can be made.’ - Pauline Harmange.I honestly felt suicidal yesterday and I’m struggling to be around my children. But today after some reflection and knowing many of us are subjected to such hate for our views and experiences (also what AH is going through) I don’t feel so alone. I’m alone but not alone. If that makes sense.
I was doing so well previously, new hobbies, working on my career, feeling confident and them bam, I felt that I actually wasn’t doing that well. That my life was a shambles. Started to go into that black hole and beating myself up. But today I am not going to let my progress be sacrificed and things I believe in because of ignorant views. If I’m viewed as a manhater then so be it. I just have to think about all the other women that have stood up against the patriarchal dynamics and have suffered such contempt and it drives me forward. To me they are warriors and have created much change for women today.
Just letting it out on here has been beneficial. So thank you for reading and for all your encouraging comments queens. We are faced with so much hatred because we know the truth and want change for women. Sorry for the long post also or if my posts annoy you 😆