Recently, I was asked what emotional impact the behaviour that happens on online abolitionist pages has on me. I’ve spoken in an earlier podcast episode 25 about the facts of an online attack in mid-October 2015, and don’t feel the need to revisit that. In that episode, I made an effort to keep it factual and non-emotional. But the request made recently led me to consider how I feel, not specifically about that attack, but about some of the bad behaviour I see daily within the “community”. I ask some questions. This podcast episode is the result. It’s not a detailed setting out of facts, like the previous one. It is, instead, my emotional response to the whole issue of aggression online. I chose to do it as stream of consciousness, rather than a more structured talk.
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