Thank you, Mariella. In 2007, it was attempted to shame me via the internet because my baby who had Down Syndrome died in an accident when his father put him down for a nap with his bottle and he aspirated his formula. It was a custody battle (before this gets any weirder — it was over a custody battle for my partner’s children from his first marriage — the web page was created and publicized by the MAN WHO MARRIED HIS EX WIFE who had never even seen our baby). Not only did I have to cope with losing my baby and trying to care for my daughter, I had to deal with the knowledge there was a web page repeatedly emailed to tens of thousands of people alleging I had murdered my own baby. I was just mocked and shamed this past week for disclosing a cognitive disability and mental health diagnosis I have, by a man who states he is an advocate for women’s rights and promotes himself in public as such. I felt the way you do about Monica from the beginning, right on through. She was a young intern in her first job and the guy hitting on her was President of the United States. And it did darn near cost her life.

I also agree with your decision to discuss the issue, not publicize who the comedienne was so people could go attack her.

According to Harlan Ellison and my grandmother, “You’ll go far Amy, because you have heart.” Author of 40 books, former exec., Nebula Award nominee, Poor.

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