Small-Town Elitist

April 19, 2009

I really ought to write up a comment policy (why I appreciate the Survivor Blogosphere).

**Please note, this post may trigger!**

I had wanted to lighten things up a bit after my last post, with a fun crafting post where I would show one of my favorite personal pieces that I have made.

But as soon as I log in, I see an ugly reminder in the spam filter of why it can be hard to be a blogger in the Survivor Blogosphere while you are actively healing from sexual violence.

The comment was a spam comment filled with links to pornography, and it was a reply to my survivor story of what I went through, no less.

I used to blog at Blessed Fearscapes mostly about the subject of sexual violence while I was actively working on my healing, and I can tell you that there are spammers with absolutely no shame. When I wrote about incest issues, someone would try to post a comment filled with incest videos. The spam filter’s collection would pile up with spam comments for medications, and vile pornographic videos with many different kinds of sexual violence and mistreatment.

Vulnerable survivor bloggers can be emotionally affected by such posts. I know that when I posted at Blessed Fearscapes, that sort of crap could ruin my day. I hate to break to this idiot commenter, but this survivor blogger is in such an advanced state of healing that she simply deleted his detestable comment.

I think it takes a lot of courage for survivors to blog, and to tell their stories, knowing that there are people like this out there. My kudos and thanks to all of you out there! 🙂

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3 Comments »

  1. I heard Trump on CNN Larry King (of course who else?) talking about this saying “its bigger than the war” when asked about this prejean issue. I honestly think that Trump puts women like Prejean into these situations to get publicity for himself. So if you ever realize that Trump hasn’t been in the news for a while you can bet that one of these types of sellacious stories is just over the horizon.

    Comment by Americanista — May 16, 2009 @ 6:41 am |Reply

    • “So if you ever realize that Trump hasn’t been in the news for a while you can bet that one of these types of sellacious stories is just over the horizon.”

      Good point, Donald Trump is just scum in my eyes. I might not like Carrie Prejean much more than I would like him, but it’s still lousy of him to exploit this situation.

      Comment by smalltownelitist — May 19, 2009 @ 12:06 am |Reply

  2. sorry not accustomed to your blog my previous comment was meant for the previous post.

    Comment by Americanista — May 16, 2009 @ 6:44 am |Reply


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