On a day like today, a day meant to call attention to the harmful consequences of bullying, I have seen more anonymous hatred on my dashboard than I have in weeks. So many people are sharing their stories and beliefs about tolerance and acceptance, only to turn around and get a message calling them a derogatory name or a message saying “Kill yourself.”
Actually, what I really want to know is what you guys who send such hate to people you’ve never even met get out of it. Does it make you happy to see people upset? Does it make you happy that you drive some people away from this website because of your ignorance and hatred?
I have no doubt that some, if not all, of you anonymous bullies are also bullies in real life. What do you get out of harassing someone so much that they feel like they have no other recourse but suicide? What do you possibly get out of that?
Tumblr is a community made up of people from all over the world who come here to share their interests and their passions with other like-minded people. They don’t come here to be harassed for who they are.
People can choose to not have anonymous questions enabled. But you know what? Having the anonymous function turned on is not an open invitation for hate and ignorance.