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Sexual Harassment and the Internet

Vox_Veritas
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12/14/2015 2:45:23 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
For this thread I'm going to (try to) put away my normal MRA-ness.

Of what I've heard, the average woman (or female account) on the internet will be subjected to considerable amounts of sexual harassment. I've actually heard that on certain websites the average profile of a 13 year old girl will receive several sexually suggestive messages within the first hour.

So I want to hear it from the perspective of female users here on DDO. Have you been subjected to sexual harassment on DDO? If so, could you please relay your experience and describe how that made you feel?
Thanks in advance. :)
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12/14/2015 4:31:03 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/14/2015 2:45:23 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
I've actually heard that on certain websites the average profile of a 13 year old girl will receive several sexually suggestive messages within the first hour.

I'm suddenly reluctant to ever let my daughter use social media.
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12/14/2015 5:18:46 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
*cough Drim cough*

Here I think there's been about one instance--but it still doesn't correspond with my idea of 'sexual harassment'...which is mainly a physical one. In real life there's been *many* experiences. Just this Friday I was out and a guy (who was around 50, AND with his daughter), called me 'sweet cheeks' and grabbed my a_ss...it can be as common outside the Internet as it is on.
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12/14/2015 1:15:50 PM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/14/2015 2:45:23 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
For this thread I'm going to (try to) put away my normal MRA-ness.

Of what I've heard, the average woman (or female account) on the internet will be subjected to considerable amounts of sexual harassment. I've actually heard that on certain websites the average profile of a 13 year old girl will receive several sexually suggestive messages within the first hour.

So I want to hear it from the perspective of female users here on DDO. Have you been subjected to sexual harassment on DDO? If so, could you please relay your experience and describe how that made you feel?
Thanks in advance. :)

LOL yes.

During my days of being a girl, I've received tons of messages and some of them are very weird.

From my perspective, it made me feel wanted and a little bit creep'd out, but I liked it. Though then again, I did want the attention.
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12/15/2015 12:56:55 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
I once switched my account gender to female and almost immediately started receiving more messages and friend requests. It made me feel validated in my belief that this website, specifically, and the internet, more generally, are not where I should be spending my time.
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12/15/2015 2:10:42 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/14/2015 2:45:23 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:

Though I'm not a female I've had some things thrown my way. Though I think this comes down to the semantics of what is sexual harassment.
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12/15/2015 2:29:54 AM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/14/2015 2:45:23 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
For this thread I'm going to (try to) put away my normal MRA-ness.

Of what I've heard, the average woman (or female account) on the internet will be subjected to considerable amounts of sexual harassment. I've actually heard that on certain websites the average profile of a 13 year old girl will receive several sexually suggestive messages within the first hour.

So I want to hear it from the perspective of female users here on DDO. Have you been subjected to sexual harassment on DDO? If so, could you please relay your experience and describe how that made you feel?
Thanks in advance. :)

So I'm not female, nor have I ever claimed to be (But bish if I wanted to I'd be a fabulous woman) But from some gay guys I have been "Sexually harassed" in that some gay guys I've met have harassed me and tried to get me to have sex with them or do this or do that, online. I have received steamy messages from gay boys/men as well as straight girls. And I am blasted when I turn them down.