I’ve managed to tick off both genders of all ages (except younger woman readers — maybe they don’t read my work at all), so I tense up with virtually EVERY comment. Woohoo?
I still read all the comments, too, because my following is small enough. I think I’ve blocked 2 or 3 people over all of this time. I’m such a strong proponent of free speech that it feels hypocritical to block people. But sometimes it really is the best option. (I’m merely saying that is how I feel not that others shouldn’t block as often as they choose!)
Anyhoo, hang in there — maybe there’s a bit of solidarity knowing that it’s a fairly universal issue.