Let this be the end of it
Posted on January 28, 2013
This is the email I received last night from Richard White. Now let’s hope this really is the end of it.
“Dear Ms Elliott
This is an extremely difficult email to write and please, do with it as you will.
I’m quite sure that you will feel for any contrition from me is self-serving, but I do genuinely feel sorry for any hurt I have caused you and offer you a full apology. I’d never speak in ‘real life’ as I spoke on DSMO and it has taken this too see that.
I have said that DSMO was not intended as a tool with which to wound and this is true – it was simply a way to discuss matters but it developed into something else, over time. I think over my years on the net, the language used became the norm. This clearly does not excuse it, but perhaps it gives an insight into how it may have developed. It is also true that we considered shutting the site after the Savle scandal, but for one reason or another, we did not. This clearly does not excuse it, but perhaps it gives an insight into how it may have developed.
Once agan, I do wish you all the best and hope in time you can forgive me for my part in it all.
- An occupational hazard?
- Don’t start me off again….. (toomuchtosayformyself.com)
- What it’s like to be a victim of Don’t Start Me Off’s internet hate mob (newstatesman.com)
- Take Back The Net: it’s time to end the culture of online misogyny (newstatesman.com)