Scary stories that are true online dating
Submitted by De Anna Hall (Facebook) I got this message one day from a boy who I went to school with, and he was like, "There's a chick down here on Tinder and Instagram that is using your photos and a few of my footy mates said they've been tuning her." I tried to search her but I was blocked and so were my two best friends and my family so I had to get a person from work to look her up.
Anyway — ended up getting a heap of people to report her so then I thought she was gone.
I’d expect this kind of mentality from a Twitter troll, but not from a seemingly cultured adult man. Yet here I was, feeling like a had just stepped on a bomb in Minecraft.
And the problem won’t stop until everyone else realizes it, too—and we actually do something about it.If I can’t even make it through a simple meal without an harmfully archaic view of women, it’s no wonder women face such momentous obstacles in every facet of life—from not getting that raise despite having the qualifications to having our bodies seen as public space to not being believed when we report our sexual assaults.Of course, my limited experiences and the experiences of a dozen women on my Facebook page can’t show the full extent to which this problem actually exists in society, but the dates I went on showed me a pretty accurate scale of the rape culture we’re up against. I met his parents, slept in his apartment, met his friends, then he randomly disappeared. I was 15 and I went into a Britney Spears chat room. I said I was 18 (as was he) and my name was Mandi (yes, with an "i").I paid .95 to a sketchy Internet look up service and found out he was married with two children. I gave him my real number so we'd talk on the phone everyday — he'd call me.
It’s up to men to educate themselves better and open their eyes.