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The person in question decided to send me a tl;dr with the first line about how that person'd been offline for a few days and how it was unfair of me to play the victim card, because said person is a victim *TOO* omg, bla, bla, bla, I quit reading.

I shot back, "For someone who's been offline, you've sure been in chat a lot*. Good luck finding a place for Con."

*No, seriously, said person replied to something I said in chat the day after I sent the "I don't feel safe, GTFO of my room" email. I have chat logs and I'm not afraid to use them.

You know why this fucking pisses me off? Because I didn't play the goddamn victim card. I asked for reassurances of my safety from a person who will have keys to the room I am sleeping in**. If that's unreasonable, then I'm unreasonable. If that makes me paranoid, then I'm paranoid. If that makes me a bitch, then I'm a bitch.

And if you don't fucking get why a woman traveling alone in this society would want reassurances of safety from a complete stranger who wishes to room with said woman, then you don't fucking get keys to the room I sleep in.

**Because while I am kind of certain that I could escape almost anyone in a fight when I'm awake, I sure as shit don't think I can go from zero to Xena if I'm attacked in my sleep.

And yes, I'm posting this as a very rare public, everyone can read it post. Because I am not a victim, and I want the world to know I will do everything in my measly, meagre power to keep from becoming a victim.

Date: 2009-08-21 03:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karnythia.livejournal.com
*mwah* These people are dumb. Throw grenades at them.

Date: 2009-08-21 03:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wondersheep.livejournal.com
It's just one person, and I think I'll just, you know, not let that person have KEYS TO THE ROOM I'M SLEEPING IN.

Date: 2009-08-21 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thestormcellar.livejournal.com
Yep. The master of my old karate dojo back in Madison has a 6th degree blackbelt, and even so, she still has people walk her to her car if she leaves the dojo later than 10pm. She always used to say, "The best way to not be a victim is to not put yourself into a situation where you could become one."

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