Attention: If You're A Jerk On A Dating Site, Here's Your Final Warning
This Instagram account will name and shame you.
The Atlantic posted an excellent article by Olga Khazan on October 27th entitled "Rise of the Feminist Tinder-Creep-Busting Web Vigilante."
The article describes the rise of social media sites that confront hostility encountered in online dating and text messages by publicly "outing" offenders with screengrabs of their boorish behavior.
One such site is the ByeFelipe Instagram account, created by Alexandra Tweten after she endured a number of extremely unpleasant texts and interactions from people with
apparently no sense of decorum or decency would-be suitors.
Although The Atlantic reports that Tweten "had mostly good experiences with online dating, and she met her last serious boyfriend on OkCupid," ByeFelipe continues to pick up steam, already having amassed 2500+ followers in just two weeks.
Here's a look at some of their posts.
Please note, some of these contain foul language.
“We can't win,” Tweten told The Atlantic.
"If we don't respond, they come back and say, 'you're a whore.' If we do respond, we get yelled at and called names. I hate that men think they can talk to women like that. They should be publicly shamed."
"They're just trying to strike at whatever our insecurities are," Tweten said in her discussion with The Atlantic. "You were just interested a second ago, and now you're saying, 'you have a fat ugly nose.'"
What do you think? Do tactics like this reform guys who have this sense of entitlement? Should people who behave badly be "outed" publicly?
Be sure to check out the article in The Atlantic and, if you have the stomach for it, the hideous things said on ByeFelipe.
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