The fractal horror of other people’s lives on the internet

Sometimes I stumble upon the opinions of someone so far to the wall, so dogmatic, so cruel and blinkered that I fail to get angry. Instead, I feel a sudden well of empathy, even of sympathy, for someone who must have suffered terribly at the hands of the kind of people that I myself have been privileged to be able to trust. Imagine being injured so badly that you cannot imagine a relationship between human beings that is not entirely poisoned and made hollow by power dynamics. I am reminded of what a good friend once said: early abuse effectively makes people feral.

**cough** #radfem #mra #tumblr is made out of hellparts