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But while two wrongs may not make a right, they do make for some hilarious ways to hold trolls accountable for soiling women's online dating experiences.
Besides, perhaps it's time women stop trying to be "nice" by accommodating people who make them uncomfortable and start doing themselves and other women a favor by refusing to let trolls harass women without consequences. After blocking didn't work — some users would create new accounts and find her again — Brincefield started taking screenshots of her messages and uploading them to her profile with captions like “Tinder is not the solution to your marital problems.” This tactic has been fairly successful in warding off trolls with little collateral damage: One user who contacted Brincefield said his main reaction to her profile was "This girl's hilarious" — proving that the people worth our time won't take issue with us standing up for ourselves and other women.
Before adding: “I like you and not just in photographic form.”But, he concluded that the pair were not a match made in heaven - not just because they were based in different locations, but as she was “too urban”, while he was “too outdoorsy”.
While many of us will simply hit "delete" and perhaps "block" and "report" when we receive messages like "hi would you tell me how you would chop my dick off" or "your [sic] a judgmental bitch," some women just profiled by The New York Times respond to trolls far more creatively.
It's popular belief that publicly shaming anyone, even harassers, is rude, and women often feel pressure to be nice even to those who don't deserve it.
Another video game developer fled her home after receiving death threats.
Last week, after Shoshana Roberts appeared in a video documenting street harassment in New York City, You Tube commenters threatened to rape her.