When a man set up a fake internet dating profile pretending to be female, he set out to prove a point about how easy women have it when searching for an online match.
However, his experiment backfired when – just two hours later – he was forced to delete his account because of an ‘onslaught’ of unwanted attention.
Bombarded with explicit and intimidating messages, the man was so shocked he shared his experience in an online forum for women on reddit.
He said: ‘Guys were full-on spamming my inbox with multiple messages before I could reply to even one asking why I wasn’t responding and what was wrong.
Within a two-hour span it got me really down and I was feeling really uncomfortable with everything. I figured I would get some weird messages here and there, but what I got was an onslaught of people who were, within minutes of saying hello, saying things that made me – as a dude who spends most of his time on 4chan [the popular online imageboard] - uneasy.
I came away thinking that women have it so much harder than guys do when it comes to that kind of stuff.’
Oh look another instance of not accepting women’s experiences as valid until they “experience” it for themselves.
this dude is gonna get praise and other dudes are gonna be like “wow i never thought about it like that” even though WE LITERALLY WRITE/TALK/YELL/SING/ETC ABOUT THIS ALL THE TIME. I’m so fucking sick of this “social experiment let me pretend to be the people i shit on daily haha OH WAIT THIS SUCKS???” bullshit.