[original bullshit redacted]
Attention Tumblr! Do you know why people don’t take you seriously? Why this site and the people on it are a punchline to the rest of the internet?
It’s because of human garbage like this person.
It’s because of the people who lack the reading comprehension to understand that talking about something, even in an eroticized context, is not the same as endorsing it.
It’s because of the people who want to pat themselves on the back by showing off how socially aware they are by being the first to reblog any old thing that sounds bad, with maybe a congratulatory ‘well, if it’s true then maybe I’ll recant’ followup if someone starts raising questions.
It’s because of the people who go out of their way to ruin a person’s day, week, or life — from leaving anonymous hate to creating entire sockpuppet journals so they can say things from the shadows without consequence.
It’s because of the people who concern-troll and clutch their pearls and spew bile in the name of ‘awareness!’ without any clear goal, who don’t care what happens so long as something does and they can feel smug about having been a part of it.
It’s because of the people who set an agenda and refuse to hear any information to the contrary, to the point of claiming someone is disrespectful to abuse survivors while dismissing and shutting down actual abuse survivors who disagree.
It’s because of the people who minimize actual outings of harmful behavior in communities, made by people with concrete evidence and personal experience, by pulling Fox-News-level juxtapositions of material they don’t understand and hoping someone else will perform the research and analysis they’re too lazy to do.
I don’t know who this person is or why they seem to have it out for her. I wish they had some sort of discernible goal beyond ‘someone who wrote a thing I like also wrote a thing I don’t like and must therefore pay’, but it doesn’t really matter. They are, at this moment, obviously so convinced of their own righteousness that anything I say or do will just add to their self-congratulatory fire. If they’d like to come to talk to me, I’d love to have a civil conversation, but they don’t want to talk. If they did, they would’ve sent an ask or an email in the first place; after all, wasn’t the whole point that they had her Tumblr name? No, they want to feel superior to someone, anyone, even if they have to trade in innuendo to do it.
So I’m talking instead to those of you who aren’t too far up your own asses to hear me. Someday, someone will brag about this — or if not about this, about something like it. That is when you shut that immature, self-centered garbage down. Cut off that toxic shit as fast as you can, or it will spread and it will stain. And everything else you do will forever be tainted by association.
In short, I’m with singularnarrative's take: “There is something deeply disgusting and depressing about the creator of Tamika Flynn being driven off tumblr by people who DIDN’T DO THEIR FUCKING READING.”