IF YOU ARE READING THIS
you have probably come across something I've posted on someone else's Blogger account and decided to go looking for more info on me, for whatever reason. But you won't find much info about me here. Or anywhere. This is just so I can post on accounts that don't allow anonymous comments. (edit: and, I guess, post a few thoughts I probably wouldn't dare to speak with my name attached.)
I've recently been made aware of When Fangirls Attack, a site that links to discussions about feminism as it relates to comic-book fandom. I found it kind of randomly, by reading someone else's blog who linked to it. And I kinda wanted to enter the discussion, but seeing some of the discussion, I was kind of nervous. Because some of the reaction to people who disagree with some other people is kinda creepy.
Blame "nenene". Whoever the heck she is, I noticed that as I browsed around, if someone on their blog talked about a different person who didn't agree with the standard feminist/sexism party line, there she was to call them a "misogynistic troll" or something, especially if they were a guy. Maybe it was just a coincidence, but then again, I remember the name from seeing it a lot. She's not the only one, either. Some people seem to make it their duty to try and beat these people down by remote because they disagree.
SOME BLOGGER: Gosh, that Mad Thinker Scott annoys me.
NENENE: He is a misogynistic troll, I hate him too! Ignore him!
SOME OTHER BLOGGER: What is the deal with Rational Mad Man?
NENENE: I know! Ignore the woman-hating troll!
It's like every time I read a post that talks ABOUT someone else, there she is to stick her own dagger in. I mean, WTF? Is all some people do going around on other forums trying to belittle people who disagree? And not even directly against THEM, it's like gossiping behind someone's back.
So maybe all feminist comics fans aren't like that, I hope not, but enough are just a bit on the scary-obsessive side of things that I don't want to use my real name or anything around them. Yeah, I really need to disagree with someone using a real name and then have some wingnut go around slagging me on every other blog that mentions my name.
So I've made "Anon, A Mouse", an identity I can use and, if I need to, abandon. Am I lacking in guts and courage? You bet. Try to tell me I have no reason for concern. Go on.