People will go to any lengths to destroy the idea that cyberbullying is a big problem, that it is often unavoidable for the victim, and something else that many people refuse to accept is that the issue is especially prevalent with those who identify as female.

Some time ago, I had a conversation with a classmate on this topic, and the role of gender was the main element we couldn’t agree on.

“I don’t think its gender specific,” my classmate said “It’s more a kids thing, and men get it too.”

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I’ve been rabidly following the #YesAllWomen feed, to the point where I’m starting to get annoyed at the re-tweets because I want to see new material. It’s an important issue to me for a lot of personal reasons – and the backlash has been painfully infuriating to me for a lot of personal reasons. I’m writing this anonymously because I want to talk about them, but I don’t want anyone else involved to be affected on the off chance that my name is recognized. So, please forgive me my anonymity. This will be long, and personal. I hope it will be cathartic to me just to write it. I hope it will be helpful to someone else in some way as well.

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