Awombness: Me too. Without the hashtag. I’ve been the victim of online bullying. And all because I pissed off some white chick. #whiteanger She nearly got me fired too. So this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the target of that entitled so and so.
Admittedly, I’d made a lot of enemies at work. She is one of them, apparently! So she had a lot of help in trying to take down the behemoth (that is me). And they really threw the book at me, yo! That charge sheet was ridiculous! They were denying things like rape culture at Rhodes. Sjoe! They tried it! I called Lisa Vetten to rebuff their allegations. They were schooled that day!
My beef with un-named white chick has absolutely nothing to do with my professionalism as a journalist. But the public poorcaster tried to link the two. In fact I was ultimately sanctioned on that charge, sent on a personal mastery course, banned from giving my opinion on Facebook and Twitter, and told not to be so rude to the idiots I work with. Meanwhile, whitey stares in from the outside. Koud buite, neh meisie?!
And here’s the thing, despite all of the fiery arrows from these fiends, I always emerge victorious. In all likelihood His Masters Voice is not going to like this particular blog post. But I am unafraid to speak my truth. And that’s what makes me a better journalist and, by far, a better human being than our little meisie.
Sometimes when I think back to that time of my life, I get angry. And I always want to get even. But I always chicken out at the last minute. Emboldened now, I’m surprised I didn’t do this sooner! You know my baby had just been discharged from hospital when they charged me. Just like that. All my colleagues and a whole university spokesman testified against me. Mostly about what an asshole I was at the time (which was true enough). The university spokesperson was aggrieved that I referred to him as a “spin doctor”. LOL
Why did I stay? I don’t know. I’m in an abusive relationship. It’s really toxic to work at the public broadcaster. Too much cabalism. And I tend to piss off all the wrong cabals. It’s what I do. Even now. But hey, ijob, yijob! Dala What You Must! Awombness: Me Too!