Harassment and Toxicity in BATIM
//I’m getting fed up and tired of the harassment and toxic individuals that continue to have a go at my friends. My friends are having panic attacks, feeling like they have to leave tumblr, and almost always they feel like they are the bad guys in the situation for saying no. They can’t even block people because they’ve been attacked by the harassers friends via IM and in asks.
These harassers are threatening to harm themselves if my friends don’t comply to them, they’ve threatened to kill themselves even. The amount of fear and pressure is absolutely unacceptable and childish! It’s sick, they’re sick, and it’s hurting a lot of people in the process. Today there was someone saying “hey I drew you a picture so you should give me art in return.” My friend barely even knows them and makes my poor friend uncomfortable and stressed!
In other cases my friends have practically begged people to stop trying to force their muses on their muse. Multiple times. And yet people continue to IM and send asks wanting to have a NSFW relationship or force a romance on my friends that they have clearly told them NO. I don’t know how many languages of no it takes for people to finally understand NO MEANS NO 100% but apparently it’s more than one. And it’s pissing me off how petty these harassers whine and bitch and threaten to harm themselves if they don’t get their way.
Now before people start attacking and say “why not just block them?” It’s because my friends are feeling guilty and that they are the bad guys. And as I said, they blocked one person before and got verbally bullied and attacked by the person they blocked friends. And it frightens my friends.
It’s getting to a point where I want to leave tumblr. I cannot stand to be around constant bullies and harassers because it’s beginning to trigger my own anxiety and past abuse.
And it’s not just one or two people. I have counted as many as 15 harassers within the community that have had direct contact to me or my friends. This is a serious problem. And when this goes on day in and day out I cannot mentally or emotionally handle it.
For now I’m staying away from interactions. I’m going to go through my list of people I follow and start unfollowing people.