How can you be so sure they intended to attack him? I didn’t mean to do so by reblogging, and I highly doubt I was the only one.
A few people misuse the word ‘feminism’, yes, but your use of ‘nattering on’? Really? They/we might not give explicit disclaimers with every rant, but it doesn’t mean we aren’t aware that there are plenty of men who don’t have that mindset. And it’s an issue that deserves to be nattered on about, actually. I don’t even know what gender you feel you are. If you don’t mind me asking, are you male? What is it about the so-called ‘nattering on’ that irritates you?
I’m all for sparing people unnecessary hurt - I would have preferred if his name was crossed out - but the focus was on his words, and though I’m sure some people were more harsh than warranted, anything that stupidly guilt-mongering does deserve some criticism. It was an action that sprang from an attitude that is fundamentally wrong. At least, one that’s harmful and just as upsetting as his experience. It could have been handled more sensitively, sure, but each person who reblogged was probably doing so to show their individual discontent against it. I don’t think anyone intended to create some sort of scary force against the boy.
You’re on it for a reason, and asking outright hardly ever works, but even so - would you mind coming off of anonymous please?