The brutal tone of GOMI isn’t about criticism. I’m not sure what it IS about, frankly, but it is not being critical. It’s being cruel. For three years I’ve fought to ignore them as they trashed me (calling me Ursula after the witch in the Little Mermaid) and my family – even my six year old daughter (they link to photos of her and discuss how fat she is). There has always been an unsavory side to the internet, but until the forums on GOMI were established the cruel people didn’t have a place to gather and compare notes. The tone there has turned libelous – they’ve claimed that I’ve injured and abused my mother (who lives with me), that I stole from my mother in law, among other things – all lies.
Read the rest at Babble’s MomCrunch.