that it was directed at you.
What you post here is not radical. It isn't extreme. It isn't doing anything but saying, "I deserve respect, I deserve autonomy, and I deserve to be treated as if I am worth the same as anyone else." And just that, just that obvious sentiment, has been met with violence and a need to silence. And violence and a need to silence are always the outward signs of extreme terror. Just your simple statements has put such a fear into these men that they need to decide you are not worthy to be considered human.
And those were both posters who were here for a long time. Who we have been conversing with for a long time.
They are here on DU, and in many threads they are encouraged and egged on. And the satisfaction we are supposed to derive from it is that our responses to it educate people.
I am sorry you had to experience that. I suspect that those two will be back, and I suspect they have many compatriots who are still here.