What Empathy is Not

Empathy is not compromise, and empathy is not sympathy.

The empathy I have developed for men has grown from the abuse I have received at their hands. It is also what I get the most hate mail about. I am called a rape denier, an apologist, a misogynist, a transmisogynist, and all sorts of stuff. People really, really dislike me for empathizing with rapists. And, that’s fine. I can empathize with the people who dislike me too.

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