Hi Reddit folks.
I got an email tonight with a threat that I’m going to be doxxed within 24 hours. It’s all very boring, and it mostly has to do with me refusing to police my tone and body language with a dude on Craigslist. This dude has my address, and he’s probably going to share it with you.
So for those of you here to threaten me with death, rape, etc. etc. etc. and all the things that happen to women when they’re doxxed on reddit, please look at this picture first.
This is Q and R2. They are 6 and 4 years old.
Q, the big skinny one, loves transformers. And bread, which is a ridiculously bland thing to love eating. He just learned how to cook garlic and vegetables in a pan on the stove and he’s very proud. He just turned six years old.
R2, the little portly one just broke his leg in a dilapidated fun house, but he runs around and jumps in his walking cast anyway. He pronounces ‘you,’ as ‘woo.’ He thinks T-Rex walks on all fours, even though the front legs are ridiculously short, and he practices crawling around like that in the kitchen. He just turned four.
These boys are a lot like you used to be when you were little.
If you swat my house, you will kill one of these boys.
My kids had nothing to do with this. But if you swat my address – they will. This is not a joke.
One of my sons moves big, talks big, and doesn’t sit still – in a way that a police officer will not like. He will not understand or be able to freeze, get down on the floor, or show his hands and keep them still.
This does not mean he deserves to die.
As nice as the police officer I spoke to tonight is – he is like me. He is human. We all make bad decisions when we’re tired, when the adrenaline is pumping, and when someone seems ‘off.’
I get that if you think it’s okay to terrorize me, maybe it’s okay with you if we die by cop.
But these little kids are not dangerous. They are just kids. Loud ones, who might freak out a shaky officer who is at the end of his shift and just wants to go home.
And if blue lives matter to you more than ours – know that the man who kills one of these boys doesn’t deserve to live with this on his conscience. It will ruin his life, his family’s life, and devastate his career. It will take another blue life out of the force. So that’s something.
Direct your anger at me
There is no placating a man who calls a woman he doesn’t know a ‘cunt’ and threatens to doxx her on reddit. I’m not sure what you, dear Redditor, gets out of something like this. So I’m not going to bother trying to talk that guy out of doxxing me. And I’m not going to try to talk you out of directing your ire at me for loving the things you hate.
But I know, somewhere in there, we share some similar values. Whatever those are – I appeal to those, and the decent person I know you are – and all of the things you hope to be, to draw a line between what you want to direct at me, and what these two little boys do not deserve to face.
So I’ll leave comments here, and you can feel free to do your worst. But you direct it at ME. Not at these boys.