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Things We Saw Today: Author Jenny Trout Was Attacked by an Army of NRA Trolls and Came out Shining

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Author Jenny Trout came under attack  on Twitter for, as she puts it, “say[ing] mean things about the shooty shoots,” before being temporarily booted for “encouraging self-harm.” The self-harm in question was telling a gun nut to “breathe water” after he told her to “stop breathing.” She’s written a blog post elucidating her many apologies to the people in her mentions who value their guns more than they do basic human decency.

For example, she writes, “I’m sorry that one of you has an Abraham Lincoln parody account but can’t appreciate the irony in using it to defend guns.”

Also, “I’m sorry that so many of you don’t have mirrors in your homes and don’t understand that a fat person calling another fat person fat isn’t the devastating insult you think it is.”

And, “most of all, I’m sorry that you think that because I said I don’t care about you or your right to own your toys, I should be afraid of you. I am not afraid of you. I will never be afraid of you.”

It is a very good piece. (via

What did you all see out there on this almost-Friday?

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