Friday, March 18, 2016

Phallic Friday - being a woman

Today's post is inspired by a peculiar article I read on the website. You can read it here.

A male comedian wasn't having much luck on the dating app, Tinder, so he thought he might create a female profile and see if he could learn something.

From the small amount of detail in this article, I think he learned far more than he expected about the slime-balls some women have to put up with on social media.

He received over 400 messages - heaps of date requests, most given in a manner than horrified him. He thought some suggestions should be illegal. I read them and shrugged. They seemed kind of normal for the weird people who hound you on social media.

It's not easy being a woman. There's an expectation that you should always 'look your best' which to most people means make up, body-hugging clothes, and uncomfortable shoes. Yet, when you dress like that, and attract attention, you're said to be 'asking for it'. There's some fine line between looking your best and attracting attention that is impossible to find.

I'm useless at conforming and rarely go to any effort to 'look my best' and still I attract the weirdos who want to leave all sorts of ridiculous suggestions for me. Facebook is full of these types, and it's not even a dating service! I hate to think what Tinder would be like.

Being a woman isn't easy. As I think this poor guy discovered! Good for him for having a go and seeing what it was like from the other side.

Do you get harassed by strange men wanting to do odd things?


  1. Ha! No, it's a while since I got harassed by a stranger of any description, man or woman :)

    1. Oh, gosh, don't you get a heap of 'army' guys with no profile except a photo, saying stuff to you on Facebook? I thought they harrassed everyone!

      Gosh, maybe it's me!! :)

      Cate xox