Originally published on Robot Hugs and cross-posted here with their permission.
“Don’t read the comments.”
You’ve gotten the warning, but we’ve all had the experience of reading a supportive article, only to scroll down to comments that try to tear you down.
This comic captures that experience perfectly.
It’s a reminder of what we all could use – either support to avoid reading the comments or support to take care of ourselves when we do.
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- I Have Aspergers and I Read The Comments You Write About People with Autism
- 7 Commenters You’ll Meet as an Online Feminist
- How Some Men Harass Women Online And What Other Men Can Do To Stop It
- The Latest War on Women: Online Harassment
Robot Hugs is a webcomic that discusses identity, gender, and sexuality, explores depression and mental illness, and often includes cats. The creator lives in Toronto; they have a degree in Linguistics and a graduate degree in Information Studies. Specifically, they identify as a non-binary genderqueer peoplequeer mentally ill non-monogamous kinky critical feminist robot. Their hobbies include worrying, being concerned about things they can’t change, being angry, being uselessly angry, hiding from the world, and knitting. Follow Robot Hugs on Twitter @RobotHugsComic.