The Putz List

May 29, 2014, 2:17 AM |

I was saddened to learn that a young woman got hounded and harassed away from the site.  Known as MisssSunshine and Sexy_Sunshine, she stated that all she wanted to do was play chess and not be sexually harassed by losers.

I'm a parent.  I have three daughters, aged 20 to 27.  I know how young women behave.  Believe it or not, I was young once too.  But the 1970s are not the same as the 2010s.  It is a different world.

In some ways better; in some ways worse.  The internet has not led to increased civility.  Instead, it has coarsened the dialogue.  That's a shame, because site's like these could work to bridge the gaps between peoples, and cultures, and nations.

I am upset and annoyed that a young girl can be treated like they treated Sunshine.  So I have created the "Putz List" as a way to vent my displeasure with her tormentors.  These abusers have earned their positions on the list, based on their public posts and actions.  I don't have to deal with these cretins and longer, because it is also my "Block" list.

The sad thing is, at least one of the putzes is another woman.  Well, as they say, "birds of a feather ..."

I once cautioned Sunshine not to get into a pissing contest with these clodhoppers.  I am taking my own advice.