I have been very hesitant to discuss this subject publicly because I am the victim of online stalking. I have felt as though if I talked about it, I would be seen as a crybaby and someone who was playing the victim card, so I just kept my mouth shut. TRUST that I will not name the perpetrators here. I have not uttered the names for years publicly and will not do so now. I have made police reports but really…what does that do? Law enforcement refuses to see that there is a problem online when the victims are adults. Their solution is to turn off your computer and shut up. But, it’s not as easy as just turning off your computer. The information that is out there can be seen by anyone. Recently photoshopped emails allegedly sent by me were posted online, but anyone with half a braincell can see right through this farce. I do not write like an uneducated lackey. I won’t point out the obvious from the this purported email, but any person who has followed my blogs and my writing style will see the mistakes.
You can call me a bitch and I am not offended. Am I a bitch? That is something that is subjective. My interpretation of a bitch is different from yours. I am very opinionated and if that makes me a bitch, then I wear the badge proudly. At least I am not afraid to voice my concerns and opinions. When I write about issues, I do not embellish the facts but offer black and white documentation to make my words stand for what they are: the freedom of expression and providing facts. When I have posted something erroneous, I do make it known and correct my misinformation. I am not a bad person and have developed many friendships – even with those who I bitterly disagreed with. This is what normal people do. They do not retaliate by posting the names and addresses of their enemy. They do not post the names of small children or dig to find the names of dead relatives and biological fathers of their foe’s children. They do not telephone complete strangers in an effort to glean information to use to harass and intimidate them. They do not post photos from their town pretending to be visiting there. This is NOT normal behavior. This IS stalking.
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