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When Words Hurt

Weaponization of what’s beautiful

When my mind is too much shaken, I go from 1 to 10,000 breaking loose, unable to concentrate properly on writing, for my mind is too busy imagining all kinds of murderous scenes (to use for stories, of course). That’s what happened to me on Wednesday, when I had the unpleasant surprise to find that on a simple YouTube comment I made, someone had the pretension to call me a THOT… exactly — “@eiravel stop being a THOT … there are allready (yes, the all in al) many out there,” and also, their comment was highlighted. Intrigued by the word THOT, Googled it immediately, and to my great disgust it meant :

thot
/THät/
noun INFORMAL•DEROGATORY
noun: thot; plural noun: thots
a woman who has many casual sexual encounters or relationships.
Origin
early 21st century: apparently an acronym from that ho over there ; originally in the language of rap and hip-hop music.

A complete lack of respect towards me or any other girl/woman out there, a public embarrassment that’s hard to digest, something that doesn’t make me laugh at all.

The fact of using this word as to trespass the filter bed of swearwords, clearly shows that person’s level of sexism/misogynist want to cause the kind of trouble that is irreversible to the feminine clan.

Why irreversible? Because in those dangerous days where everyone lose their minds, going on killing people for the least of things; or where instead of finding comfort, human warmth, and a great deal of positivism on the internet, we are welcomed with the worst kinds of word shovel in one’s own face, well, believe me, with all the stress and frustration I might go through, I can tell you, if ever I could, I would.

To me it’s clearly an act of public bullying, psychological harassment, and slut shaming. These words they use to annihilate all your hopes, your self-confidence, your dignity, and everything else, manipulating words as to make you feel inferior, unlovable, where they make you feel as the one that is guilty… it’s a scar to the mind, something that makes you lose all hope in life and other people.

To remember, irresponsible people causes irreversible damages and death.

To me it’s very sad that there are no laws that condemn those acts committed from overseas, because in Mauritius, we have a law to combat online excesses, which makes it possible for any person to file a complaint and seek damages for a post, share, or like that cause or causes annoyance, humiliation, inconvenience, anxiety, or any kind of distress, where the perpetrator could end up being sentenced for 5-10 years of prison. Like that, people might think twice and thrice before committing such acts.
I will never forgive that person for having denigrated me in such ways in public… why should I be a hypocrite and make belief that this has not affected me badly. I always wonder how would the haters react if ever the same thing happened to their daughter, spouse, sister, or mother.

Remember, only a little spark suffice to start a gargantuesque fire. Words are meant to be beautiful, to soothe, to appease, to elevate. Words under no circumstances are to be used to attack, to bully, to harass, to ugly, to humiliate.

Message : compared to you that live a life of hate for others, I write poems, stories, and blog. I use the internet as a constructive tool; not as a product of hate.

Written by: THOT (Tough Hefty Overpowered Titan)

By Eiravel

I am married, and I have two sons. I live on the island of Mauritius. I love to write fiction, poems, and blog. I've self-published a science-fiction book (Darcocyte). I aspire to make a living through my creative writings. I am a very passionate person. I love the sublime and the strange; and I am also interested in all types and forms of art that pleases my mind.

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