There is a woman in the local community spreading horrible rumors about me. She claims I have an STD and that I am mentally unstable. Neither of those things are true of me, but they are of her. I am not sure what I should do. If I fight back, doesn’t that make me as bad as her?
Pissed Off in Peoria
First off, fighting back doesn’t make you as bad as her. Having an STD and a mental illness would. So right there, you are winning.
Second, one time someone told me a story about gossip and feathers and the wind, but all I heard was “blah blah blah feathers.” What I would do is start some really vicious gossip about her and even pay a few people to spread it for you. I know it sounds extreme, but if you bribe people to do your dirty work, it implicates them and leaves you in the clear.
Also, you might try planting drugs on her and calling the cops. That kind of thing can keep her out of your play spaces and spreading her gossip among a whole new crowd, in prison.
At the same time, I wouldn’t deny the rumors. Work it. Lots of guys like slutty crazy chicks.