Well, I have been doxed. Someone messaged me saying “Hi, Real Name, nice to meet you”. My husband’s career is in high tech security working in govt SCIF rooms. I have hired one of his coworkers to help me track down any credible threats and report them to the FBI. Even though I feel safe enough with these sorts of resources at my disposal, it feels like the wisest decision is for me to leave.
I will re-iterate I made a big mistake, regardless of my intentions. I’m sorry that this is what it all came down to in the end.
I feel like there’s a lot I want to say, but can’t find the words to express the swirling, mixing emotions I have about all of this.
I know I fucked up, badly. Being called “slitted trash” “gussy” “feminazi cunt” “die in a fire” etc…. has been a lot to handle. I deserve criticism for what I did. I never expected anyone to accept my apology. The apology was made because it was the right thing to do, not because I thought I could redeem myself. The response has been overwhelmingly negative on reddit and my inbox was flooded…. most of them were not threats. Most of them were just insults… and that’s fine. I deserve that much.
What I can’t deal with is someone telling me they’re “gonna find you” and messaging me with my real name. It’s just a hop skip and a jump away from finding my job and calling my boss. Which, by the way, is illegal. Talking trash about me all over the internet is perfectly legal. Trying to impact me financially opens up viable lawsuits. I do intend to take the threats seriously as they come.