F*** you Steven Fry

Published July 5, 2017 by Nan Mykel

Posted on April 15, 2016, but still sizzles: blackspotsite

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I’m going to have an angry rant. And I’m not going to apologise for it. Because a man I had nothing but respect and admiration for said some truly contemptuous things this week. Yeah you guessed right – I’m talking about Steven Fry.

I’d always held Mr Fry in high esteem. He’s a highly intellectual man who has made a stand for people with mental health issues. To me, it was admirable to see a celebrity talk openly about the hideousness of depression and disclose that it is something they have experienced. That’s why I was so impressed when I saw Ruby Wax give a talk on her latest book this week.

At the same time, that is what makes his moronic comments about abuse victims really sting. I don’t usually get angry about the stupid things celebrities come out with, but I was genuinely hurt by him trivialising the…

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One comment on “F*** you Steven Fry

  • I am an incest survivor and I was guilty in my recent post for saying I didn’t like “whining” posts” and I am puzzled by my inconsistency, Maybe there’s a difference between honest pain and anger versus belittling or blaming oneself. Maybe there’s something inbetween the two extremes, I don’t know. Whatever, Fry’s attitude makes me boil also.
    Empathy can only reach so far. If you haven’t lived it yourself, you don’t know. Earlier I posted a quote by the man who wrote “Learned Helplessnes” and then took it down almost immediately because I knew it wold upset so many people who didn’t really need to be upset (including me). Then too, his words were from an earlier age when it was common to be ignorant about the effects of sexual abuse.

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