Online dating revenge
And often, women are justifiably afraid that their harassers will surface under different usernames or track them down in other ways.The risks of calling out trolls aren't worth it to everyone, but we're still grateful for the women who have taken that risk so that maybe fewer of us will have to one day.
Other times I’ve been laughed at, and still other times I’ve gotten replies in the vein of “Good! ” But the bottom line is that I cannot expect men — who are just as brainwashed and negatively affected by the patriarchy — to suddenly be in tune to how their words can be seen as sexist or misogynistic. If every single one of these women confronted their harassers either by telling them bluntly how they felt and/or reporting the harassers (instead of just blocking them), I really believe it would more quickly bring to light the very real issue of online harassment of women.
Like recent efforts to get victims and bystanders to "holla back" at street harassers, the push to talk back to trolls stems from a commendable desire to show men what behavior is and isn't acceptable but shouldn't be expected from every woman.
Sometimes, when your OKCupid inbox makes you feel the need to shower, you'd rather just hit "block" and move on.
Getting enough of these flags results in the profile being temporarily disabled while the profile is investigated.
I’ve been revenge flagged nearly a dozen times now, and it started happening when I told guys that I would report them if they didn’t stop messaging me/stop making lewd comments/stop using derogatory slurs.