But sometimes you run into exes in your matches or inbox.
An ex found my profile on OKC and decided it would be a good idea to send me a message.
Many felt like target practice, the senders aiming the same message to multiple women over and over again to see who responds.
A 53-year-old man asked me if I’ve “thoroughly explored [my] submissive tendencies.” (He messaged me despite the fact that my listed age range only goes to 36.
A vast majority were sexist, sex-related, and/or made me uncomfortable in general.
A special needs trust is created to ensure that beneficiaries who are disabled or mentally ill can enjoy the use of property which is intended to be held for their benefit.
In addition to personal planning reasons for such a trust (the person may lack the mental capacity to handle their financial affairs) there may be fiscal advantages to the use of a trust.
Such trusts may also avoid beneficiaries losing access to essential government benefits.
My general theory is that it’s because there’s no repercussions, as is usual in most online spaces.
But, let’s be honest—this is a serious problem and I shouldn’t have to publicly post awful messages with reaction-gif responses to make myself feel better about being harassed.
Only 6 of those are submissions (either from friends or anonymously) and I’m adding new posts every week.
I idly hope that by revealing inappropriate messages that someone might learn what not to do and that it’s okay to harass women in these spaces.
The Tumblr is just the tip of the iceberg—those are just the messages that I choose to screenshot, post, and then delete and ignore.