Thank you, Wendy F, for having the patience to write this. (I never doubted your intellect or research capacity, but the patience demonstrated here just goes above and beyond what I dreamed was possible.)
The response to my post was pretty much a cut-and-paste of what he’d posted elsewhere, cherrypicking a few of my sentences with the apparent intention of attacking me as a person (by calling me stupid, etc.) and responding to things I hadn’t written.
The moment I started reading that story, with its rephrasing and deliberate misrepresentation, I recognised it for what it was—gaslighting—and any fucks I though I gave disappeared into thin air.