Quote of the Day

“I just write and talk about sex. But every woman on the Internet gets called slutty and ugly and fat (to put it lightly) no matter what; all we have to be is female. In dinner conversation, my friend Lori reminded me of the Oscar Wilde quote, “Give a man a mask, and he’ll tell you the truth.” I restated it for the Internet, replying, “Give a man a mask, and he’ll slit your throat.” The application here is, “Give a man (or a woman) an anonymous account, and he’ll eviscerate your self-esteem.””

–Author, blogger, columnist Violet Blue writing about how internet trolls, especially those who think porn star ideals comprise what beauty is, screw up women’s self-image, sexuality and self-esteem if they buy into that bullwash.

(Susan sez: The whole column is worth a read, enjoy.)