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No one would listen to Stephen Fry if he was poor
Now he expects us to join him in condemning people who have been affected by events they could not possibly control.

And there are many of them. A recent study found that up to 80% of abused people had at least one psychiatric disorder by their 21st birthday: depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide. Schoolyard bullying can be just as destructive, with one study arguing that bullying carried out by other children is five times more likely than neglect or abuse at home to cause anxiety.

Just as the body’s immune system is still forming in childhood, so too is the brain’s stress response. The effects of childhood trauma cannot be overstated: abuse, sexual abuse in particular, is devastating. Children need love, and they need to feel safe. [...] “freedom from prejudice” v “freedom of expression” [...] [being] voiceless
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Lena Dunham: 'Cancerous' effect of online abuse forced me off Twitter - BBC Newsbeat
Twitter is not a "safe space" for Lena Dunham. The Girls' creator has spoken out about the site again, saying the verbal abuse she receives on there has a "cancerous" effect on her. Now she doesn't even know her password. Someone else tweets for her. She told Re/code Decode podcast: "I really appreciate anybody follows me at all, so I didn't want to cut off my relationship [to Twitter] completely, but it really wasn't a safe space for me." She explained the effect of the abuse by using the example of comments she received on her Instagram account after she posted a picture of herself.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a

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