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Am I a Troll?
I’m not normally like this, but I’ve done some anonymous ‘trolling’ to two people: one on social media and one by post.
There was this girl I used to follow online more than a decade ago; an arty fashion girl. Her blogs are long-deleted and I wondered if she was doing okay (she had mental issues), so I decided to look her up again and she’s now a genderist they/them, married to a transwoman, all about ‘queerness’ and trans activism and nasty with it. She’s smearing people and spreading lies, so I used an account, that does not give my real name to erm… troll her a bit, or rather tell her some home truths about her stupid ideology and what it’s doing to women, intersex people and gay people.
I called her by her real name, that she went by on her old blog, but apparently, her current username is her legal name now, so she’s flipped out, mental that her ‘deadname’ has been used and she’s certain she knows me ‘very well’ owing to my ‘distinctive’ writing style and use of her birth name. Her sister then went on an internet rampage, saying she knows I’m someone close to their family and that they want me to unfriend them immediately because they don’t want transphobic and misogynistic abusers in their lives.
What I said would probably be classed as transphobic, because everything is deemed transphobic these days, but misogynistic? Nope, because your ‘wife’ is not a woman. Being a they/them is internalised misogyny though, luv.
It’s kind of hilarious because I don’t know them, nor did I ever interact with her or her sister; she was merely a talented artist and clothes maker whose blog I once liked, who is now a ‘queer feminist artist’. She wouldn’t know feminism if it bit her on the arse. Anyway, some poor bastard with a similar writing style to mine is going to be blamed and I’m sorry to that person. Oops!
This is a real-life one. I have a male friend whose wife is a drunken, cheating embarrassment, who has been spreading bull about him online through a poorly-concealed fake account or two. Or three. Wait, it’s four. Through the grape-vine, I’ve found out her kids are being teased because of her odd behaviour, so I wrote to the husband anonymously, because this is not something I can raise face-to-face, because he is very protective over this woman. Now he knows, via screenshots, what his wife says about him online (I would not be surprised if there was some sort of psychological abuse in that marriage, from her).
Anyway, like the person above, the wife went insane on social media about the letter, lying about its contents, and accusing the sender of threatening her children and threatening the sender with police charges. Then she carried on with the nutty behaviour, still pretending she isn’t his wife, when it’s so blatant.
You really shouldn’t reveal you’ve received such a letter. If I was a true troll, I’d be laughing, because I’d know I’d hurt the person and then I’d do it more. (I won’t be). Also by lying about what they’ve received, they’re making themselves look more bizarre.
I haven’t been misogynistic, and I haven’t threatened anyone’s kids. I merely told two people the truth. I don’t think that’s even trolling.