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0958, 14 Dec 14

PTSD from Twitter


Melody Hensley was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 16 months ago following online abuse, which she says is the result of her being an outspoken feminist and atheist.

She caused upset to many military veterans and their families and friends when she claimed her PTSD from Twitter trolls was as bad as mental anguish suffered by those who do active duty.

Ms. Hensley, head of an organisation promoting secular ideas, has suffered from PTSD for more than a year, according to her Twitter account.

In an interview with, Ms Hensley says she became a target for ‘atheist misogynists and men’s rights activists’  a few years back, following her open status as an atheist and feminist activist.

Might I suggest that if you are so much of a wilting flower that you can’t handle people criticizing you, then don’t debate highly controversial issues in a global forum like Twitter?


0958, 14 December 2014


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