I haven’t really written in a while, much less about the kind of thing that I’m writing about to you now. I don’t like talking about myself online, specifically about the place where I work. Because— well, because that’s not generally a smart thing to do, mostly. But to give context to the issue I’ve been wanting to write about for a few days now, I’m going to.
For those of you who want the simple version: Last week, this twitter account followed me. It is vulgar, and makes a lot of people (including my friends, colleagues and employees) uncomfortable.
So a bit of what follows here is an open letter in part to @georgefoxgangst, in part to my friends and colleagues, and in part to the community I call home. It is not the end of the conversation, I’m just trying to put words to a thought to get the ball rolling. A warning: This will be an uncensored post. I don’t believe that any education was ever achieved by censoring.
Before you stop reading, content that I’m attacking this anonymous tweeter, hear me out: I’m not against it.