At the same time, there is bafflement among an older generation at how young people willingly share intimate photos of themselves which can easily be manipulated for more sinister purposes.Over recent days, however, many have been questioning the accuracy of the story in the first place.You know what I mean: “Male Friend and A Female are now friends.Yesterday at .” Here are some examples I’ve seen of guys commenting on a new opposite-sex Facebook friendship: “Would finger her”; “Defiantly [sic] a pornstar with that name”; “On to another one already @tag [every single male they know].” Phwoah! The whole point is to draw attention to the new friendship usually for a few reasons. A “she’ll do” nod of the head as you sip your Tui at the rugby club. Thirdly it’s to insinuate the two friends have slept together.I’ve spent the last two to three years trying to unlike, unfollow, and unfriend lad shit on Facebook. A place of solace—free of Veitchy on Sport posts, ‘leg day’ jokes, and Cleavage Thursdays.But if Facebook has done anything for sociology, it’s proved that sexism continues to thrive in 2016. I'm new in town - could I have the directions to your house please?
From what I see, the befriended woman is never referred to by name or acknowledged as a human-being. your face, body, sexuality and gender presentation—becomes public property to be evaluated and commented on.I can’t escape it and I don’t really call people out on it, which means I’m still very much a part of the problem. As a white, middle-class, able-bodied, cisgender male I’m aware that I’m among the most privileged group in society.This also means my opinions aren’t as readily dismissed. They might even listen to me, unlike the countless number of female writers who face abuse, patronising explanation, and gendered hatred from men just for doing their jobs. Do you know the essential difference between sex and conversation? I want to tell them I have found a Sight of outstanding natural beauty. My friend thinks you're hot, and if it's any consolation so do I. Given that God is infinite, and that the universe is also infinite, would you like a shag?