Older women too.
Middle-aged women, this is about you as well.
Men of all ages. Children. Other intelligent life-forms out there.
Everyone, just stay away from Hugo Schwyzer, OK?
Took me long enough to see what a dangerous, unhinged man he is, but I’ve finally seen it.
I sincerely apologize to those of you who have been saying it for years – many of your comments I had missed, others I just chalked up to a two-sided conflict of sorts. You know, people fighting on the Internet, the usual stuff. I never bothered to look closer. I have never imagined that he had been purposefully targeting his critics online, WOC bloggers in particular. Of course, having lived abroad for years now, I’ve had many other things on my mind instead of the feminist blogosphere – but it is also my old stomping ground, and honestly, the fact that we, all of us, let him run there unchecked means that we failed.
I sincerely regret linking Schwyzer approvingly in the past and being chummy with him on Facebook. I had bought into the notion that now that he had his beautiful wife and children in his life, the man HAD to have changed. Who would honestly screw a thing like that up? Stupid of me, I know.
I know a thing or two about what happens when scary men are allowed to run unchecked, which is why I’m saying it now:
People, stay away.
I have an “Idiots on Parade” category for posts on this blog. The idiot, in this instance, is me.