When my mother found out about him, he told me he was warned by the police to never talk to me again lest he get charged with harassment.
The funny thing is that this era of my existence got buried somewhere deep inside me for a long time. I’m 23 now and I’m not as idealistic as I once was.
I chose to forget, in no small part because I’ve always blamed myself entirely for how screwed up it all was. I don’t see the men I cybered with as victims of my feminine wiles, as innocents caught up in the fantasy of the girl I’d manufactured. When I told my fiancé that I was writing this story, he asked me why, too.
He was my online boyfriend for a while, but I’m not sure why.
When we talked on the phone, he’d do the talking and I’d just giggle shyly at everything he said.
While a third party investigates allegations of harassment and related threats at the Edmonton Institution, experts say a recent survey of federal employees indicates the city's maximum security men's prison operates under a "culture of fear." In Ottawa's last survey of public service workers across Canada, 19 per cent of respondents said they had experienced harassment at work in the last two years.