Female seeking help for a COVID-19-infected family member online was bombarded with unsolicited dick pics by random strangers online.
Reported first by Vice, Shasvathi Siva was looking for donors for plasma for A+ blood group when her friends suggested sharing this request along with her phone number on popular Twitter handles.
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While she did manage to get help in no time, moments later she started receiving phone calls from random people asking if she was single and commenting on her display picture on social media.
In the midst of a family medical emergency, I’d passed out my number and received wildly inappropriate calls, video calls and dick pics.
I wrote about this harrowing experience on @viceindia. Thank you for giving me a safe space to channel my anger.https://t.co/YXTl21OGKv
— Shasvathi Siva (@shasvathi) April 20, 2021
Some even went to the extent of saying that they’d help if she’d go on a date with him.
While she did block them, soon after, she got dick pics sent from unknown numbers, with several unknown numbers video calling her through WhatsApp.
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Don’t be like those guys
Dick pics are not uncommon for any women on social media. A survey by online dating app company Match.com has revealed that 53 percent of women have received a dick pick whereas 47 percent of men admitted sending one.
Scientists have been trying to find why some men behave in this rather unchivalrous and absurdly obscene manner. One study from the Journal of Sex Research states that their primary motivation was coming from a ‘transactional mindset’ according to lead researcher Dr Cory Pedersen from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Canada.
Basically, they shared these images hoping the female would reciprocate and they’ll receive one too (which is just plain stupid).
Another factor for making this (rather disgusting) move was for partner hunting, seeing this as a (can’t believe someone can even think this) ‘logical way’ of expressing interest in someone — as a way of flirting.
Another survey, reported by the Guardian, by Moya Sarner saw something similar when she conducted a survey of her own on popular online forum Reddit, asking men if they had ever shared a dick pick and told them they could answer anonymously. Within moments Moya got her inbox filled with responses.
The survey saw responses ranging from desire for validation to gaining a confidence boost due to low self-esteem, to some even seeking arousal from this depressing move. Some even hoped that at some point, a woman would engage with them.
Be like these guys instead
Don’t be like the guys who share unwanted dick pics to a woman on social media; instead be like these guys who tried to help every person asking for help on Twitter, as within a matter of days they created an online app called Covid Resource on Glide.
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The app consists of a database of all COVID-19 essentials that people are in dire need of — things like oxygen, food, hospital beds, plasma etc. across various states and cities of the nation.
You also have the ability to contribute to these databases with data that you’ve procured or got your hands on. Contributing to this could help you save someone’s life in these dire times of Covid-19 second wave surge. Lastly, if you can’t help anyone online, at least try not to compound their worries.
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