Something’s Broken and It’s Not The Angels

It’s very early Friday morning, too early to read that this situation is back again. Here is an excellent post by bibliogato on a new book about a Jewish woman, a Nazi doctor, and romance.

I’ll just leave you the link and three quotes from Elie Wiesel.

“My greatest disappointment is that I believe that those of us who went through the war and tried to write about it, about their experience, became messengers. We have given the message, and nothing changed.”

 

“In the concentration camps, we discovered this whole universe where everyone had his place. The killer came to kill, and the victims came to die.”

 

“It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.”

 

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Eve’s Little Corner

“My choice, my decision was taken away from me this week, I was made to feel like a victim once again but rather than let a couple of people reveal my real name, my first name Heather has never been a secret but my last name I have protected for me and my girls I dug really deep and to be honest deeper than I have ever before and the night before my birthday I revealed on twitter my real name.” 8-2-12, Eve Thomas/Marie Heather Simpson

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Hi fellow Writers and Readers
I have just put my first attempt at erotica up on here and would appreciate any feedback that is on offer, good, bad or indifferent.
This is a totally  new style of writing for me and I am wondering whether to stick with it or shelf it for the time being and go back to writing the “normal” stuff Smile
I will of course try my very best to swap reads but appreciate only honest comments – I am here for feedback and to perhaps connect with other writers.
Many thanks  Heather Simpson/Eve Thomas  The Eyes  http://www.authonomy.com/books/45383/the-eyes/
Posted: 01/07/2012 17:45:39

Poor Eve, she’s been in that corner a loooooong time. And who put her there? Why I do believe the first person to out Eve was EVE. Sorry, Eve/Marie/Heather, if you want to show how put upon you are, how beleaguered, you are going to have to do better. So many of us knew your name, so many of us knew where you published it, and like Rhett Butler, we just didn’t give a damn.

Eve Thomas, Professional Victim

Yeah, yeah, I know, her again.  There is a quote, “If you can’t be a good example, you’ll just have to be a horrible warning”.  Thomas is a good example of a horrible warning. She is what I call a Professional Victim, she will go through life protesting and crying that all the bad things, by her definition, that happen to her are Not Her Fault.

What is a Professional Victim? My definition is a person so focused on their own agenda that the possible outcome of any of their actions doesn’t register in their mind.  This is a person who will walk down an unlighted, deserted alley after dark in a dodgy part of town and cry because they got mugged. In their mind they were only trying to get to their car faster and only had to walk a short distance and and and. You and I might look down that dark alley and think that walking an extra block or two on a street where there are lights and people is a better decision but not the PV.

So we come to Eve, who is emoting all over Twitter about how VoicelessNoMore’s, http://voicelessnomore.wordpress.com/ , blog is too, too much when what it is is a wake up to reality call. But Eve won’t answer, she has her fingers stuck in her ears and is humming loudly. Oh yes, and none of it is her fault.

But I ask you if you are a survivor of domestic abuse would you ever put your real name on the net then use a pseudonym but tell everyone it’s a pseudonym and then tell all your real first name? Would you announce to the world you live in the same house where the abuse was committed? Would you tell them what kind of alarm system you have? Would you tweet your activities constantly? Would you publish pictures of yourself and your adult children?

Eve is all upset, so she claims, by someone using her real name on Twitter but, honestly, the first person to put her real name out there was Eve herself. Her married name and a picture of her with her ex-husband was recently published in a publication because Eve just had to write to Nigella Lawson and tell her her story and as a distant second offer advice on leaving a bad situation. But publishing the picture and her married name wasn’t her fault. No, indeed, not at all. If all she wanted was to offer support then she could have done it anonymously.

But that wouldn’t have put Eve’s name in the papers, that wouldn’t have given her what she really wanted. Publicity for herself. So now we know her husband’s name, another little piece of Eve’s identity to make it easier for anyone to find her.

So what do we know about Eve from Eve herself?

Her real name

Her physical description, pictures included

Her grandparents name

Her married name and her ex-husband’s name

The town where she lives

She has lived at the same address for over twenty years

The brand of alarm system she uses

She likes to tweet her various public appearances

She doesn’t want anyone to post any of this because an angry abuser might show up at her door. Does she think because she posted it it doesn’t count? No awareness. None. Eve can cry and protest till the cows come home but the only one putting Eve in harm’s way, real or not, is Eve herself.

Eve Thomas Wants To Silence Your Voice (and Mine Too)

“Eve Thomas     ‏@EveThomas40

This has gone too far! I urge everyone to look at the accounts of these GR bullies here on twitter,”

Because the only voice that needs to be heard is hers, #onevoice.

Yesterday I posted a link to the story that started this latest Thomas debacle. The author describes her encounter with Eve Thomas and it’s an, shall we say educational, experience. Thomas willfully ignores what is being said to her, trying instead to force her own agenda on the author.  Since the author was not in imminent peril the story shows Thomas to be merely frustrating and uninterested to this woman’s needs. But if the author had been in imminent peril Thomas’ lack of comprehension could have had fatal results.

But you can’t say this, because if you do you are a bully, a hater, jealous, feeble-minded, and my favorite, a conspiracy by her ex.

You can’t say that Thomas has rushed to print a group of survivors’ stories and has made a total mess of it. Her shrill, strident insistence that the unedited stories represent the “voice” of each survivor and any editing would take that away just points out Thomas’ lack of knowledge even after publishing two books.

In these badly assembled and presented stories lies gold but a lot is hidden or diminished by extraneous detail or uncertain writing ability. A good editor would have mined that gold but Thomas refuses to see that. Any idea or opinion that does not agree with hers is treated like three day old roadkill.

And now after reading of one woman’s experience with Thomas I can clearly see that the only voice that will ever be allowed is Thomas’.  All other voices, all dissenting opinions, all other survivors of abuse should just fall silent.

Dear Ms Thomas, who will protect me from you?

#allvoicesshouldbeheard