Get it out of your system. All of it. Random people of the internet, please take all the negative comments about transgender people, take all the slurs you plan to pepper into my future articles and just toss them in the comments section of this piece.

It’s frustrating to write something about suicide prevention or the pope or free speech and scroll down to the comments section to see people calling me a “freak,” “ugly,” “narcissistic,” and a host of other things completely unrelated to the post in question.

So let’s just get it all out of the way, all at once. Say whatever you want, no matter how hateful it may come off. Go ahead, just get it out of your system so next time you read something of mine, maybe you’ll actually be able to keep your comments related to the subject matter.