On Twitter we’re being told that “we are sexual beings” and that flirtation out of nowhere is fine.
Her comment included some extra material.
Hey folks, it’s your friendly neighborhood misogynist here! Ophelia has highlighted my chill-girl attitudes in a way so few can. Maybe you’d like to see the rest for yourself: http://emilyhasbooks.com/naughty-chicken-ruffled-feathers/
Compare the two. Note that I did not call her a misogynist or a chill girl,
and that I didn’t even name her*. Her comment contains falsehoods about me.
I took a look at her post and found that the comment is simply quoting from the post – so the falsehoods are there, too.
Hey folks, it’s your friendly neighborhood misogynist here! In one of several opinion pieces put out recently on the serious matter of harassment and assault, Ophelia Benson has highlighted my chill-girl attitudes in a way few others can. As a woman who has experienced rape and other forms of abuse, I am not amused, but let’s have a few laughs anyway.
No, I’m not amused either. As a woman who has experienced years of online abuse, I’m not amused by Emily Dietle pretending I said things I didn’t say.
I’ve asked her to remove the falsehoods.
She spread them on Twitter too, naturally, with the predictable results.
Nice work, Emily.
*Update Aug. 11 – as a commenter points out, I did name her by linking to the tweet. I meant I didn’t include her name in the post itself, but the commenter is right that that doesn’t equal not naming her at all.