Racist, Sexist, Violent Stalkers Terrorize Innocent Women - Every Single Day

I’ve written before about what it’s like to be a woman in online dating.

But any chance I get to slam creepy guys who write racist, sexist, perverted, unwanted emails to innocent, unsuspecting women, well, hey, I’m glad to help.

According to New York Magazine, “Professional violinist Mia Matsumiya has been receiving inappropriate, upsetting, and downright creepy messages from strange men since the day she first went online. But unlike most women, she’s collected every single one she’s gotten over the last ten years and saved them in a folder called “creepiness.” By publishing them on her Instagram, @perv_magnet, Matsumiya is helping to expose the dark reality of what it’s like to be a woman — particularly a woman of color — online.”

While I can never walk a mile in a woman’s shoes, as a confidante and advocate for women for over a decade, it never ceases to amaze me how awful guys can be.

Such folks need to be outed and ostracized, blocked and reported, and somehow, be made to pay for the emotional torture they inflict on these poor women.

I alluded to this in my TEDx talk a couple of years ago, but reading the actual messages from men who threaten rape and violence to a total stranger takes it to a whole new level. There is no excuse for men like this. No possible way to explain it away as a joke that’s misunderstood. It’s just a weird, twisted power trip from the kind of guys who probably hit frogs with baseball bats when they were kids.

Such folks need to be outed and ostracized, blocked and reported, and somehow, be made to pay for the emotional torture they inflict on these poor women.

Click here to see a few of the emails and tweets that Mia has received over the years.

Your thoughts, below, are greatly appreciated – especially any explanation from a man as to what would inspire a guy to act like this. For the life of me, I can’t fathom it…