July 26th, 2021


Dept. of Memes

Frankenstein Meme, Day 19

Has social media caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why?

Nope. I’ve never had to distance myself from people in any of my fandoms, and I am deeply grateful.

Of course there are folks out there in most fandoms, including a depressing number of mine, who are trolls, toxic assholes, misogynists, racists, xenophobes, transphobes, gatekeepers, gas lighters, ad nauseum. But I have never faced the horrible reality some fans have.

Those people — and way too many of them are girls and women — have had to leave fandoms or, at the very least, have decided to recede into lurkerdom because they’ve been bullied when they dare to let the world know they have opinions.

It still happens, and it shouldn’t.

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