Zoe Whitten, Nope
I engaged a self-published author, Zoe E Whitten (@Zoe_E_W), over racist tweets. Went to her timeline expecting white tears bullshit. Instead, I found a detailed confession of child rape.
- — Zoe E. Whitten (@Zoe_E_W)Thu, Mar 14 2013 17:03:21And while China is fucking the entire planet over for short term gain, Japan is going "We can fuck you too with Methane Hydrate! LOL!"
- Let's have some blocks of text here for sufficient warnings and space before you get to the first tweet about abuse. I'll say first that I'm not personally triggered by these, but a lot of people probably will be. The tweets are also somewhat confusing, so for a bit I wasn't sure if Whitten was talking about fictional characters (much preferable). Looks like nope.
- It's worth noting that Whitten is an abuse survivor herself, but I've chosen to omit the tweets she made about those because they're--among other things--really graphic, so probably even more triggery than the ones compiled here.
- I hesitated over storifying this shit, because while I storify racists and bigots on a regular basis stumbling onto a detailed confession of child rape is kind of new and not something you'd expect on SOMEONE'S PUBLIC TIMELINE. I thought of annotating it with commentary, but in this case it's probably best to present all of it without comments. This is a bit more than my usual encounters with people who think they can't be racist because they're Irish or something.
TRIGGER WARNING FOR CHILD ABUSE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT.
- — Zoe E. Whitten (@Zoe_E_W)Fri, Mar 15 2013 14:56:06I think that's what bugs me most of all about trying to write these stories. People want assurances that abuse victims have "happy endings."
- — Zoe E. Whitten (@Zoe_E_W)Fri, Mar 15 2013 15:20:03He said it was obvious for how ashamed I was of Rachel. And then he said I could trust him, that he would keep my secret and protect me.
- — Zoe E. Whitten (@Zoe_E_W)Fri, Mar 15 2013 15:50:06She said she never did, and she was never drunk or an alcoholic. She said she'd once thrown me into a cabinet door when I was 18 months old.
- — Zoe E. Whitten (@Zoe_E_W)Fri, Mar 15 2013 15:58:06To this day, I want to believe she was lying about that. Because if they knew... They let me become a monster. They let it happen.
- — Zoe E. Whitten (@Zoe_E_W)Fri, Mar 15 2013 16:00:05But I think about Rachel laying in bed with me, and her mom Marilyn saying "They look so precious together." Mom agreed. They let it happen.
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