I only know you from an excellent post you did on Frozen. (Was it Frozen? Female heroine character analysis, maybe not on Medium.) Anyway, as an attorney I assumed that the evidence against you was overwhelming and that there had been at least a few intense meetings before the letter went out. Because public insult to someone’s professional standards is not to be slung about.

But they publicly shamed you with no notice to you, and the plagiarism charge — by far more significant than editor favoritism which is common in the industry — was based on grief phrases in a single post?

I’m more stunned now than when I read their letter. Plagiarism is rampant in internet media and to make such a statement, I, the reader, assumed they had clear evidence of an exemplary offense.



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Leslie Loftis

Teacher of life admin and curator of commentary. Occasional writer.