“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.)