The top caption of the Bye Felipe Instagram account aptly says: “Calling out dudes who turn hostile when rejected or ignored.”
And that’s exactly what this account does – because in 2016, it’s still not ok for women to choose not to respond to unwanted comments and unsolicited nudes by men.
The account is documenting the horrific abusive behaviour of men on dating sites who’s initial approach turns nasty and aggressive if they believe they’ve been rejected.
There are a bunch of disgusting examples of men calling women ‘bitch’ and ‘whore’, plus telling them their ugly and fat.
These are confronting examples of day-to-day truths of women.
Bye Felipe was started up by 28-year-old Ali Tweten from LA who was fed up after her friend was labelled an ‘asshole’ after not replying to a guy’s message.
According to Eileen Beard, 32-year-old co-host of the new Bye Felipe podcast, this aggressive behaviour comes from male entitlement and deep insecurity.
Telling news.com.au, “They lash out with insults to make themselves feel better after being rejected. I sympathise with them being insecure, but I don’t sympathise with them being arseholes.”
This rings true with the Margaret Atwood quote: “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.”
Right now, Ali is working on a change.org petition to Facebook to make punishments the same for sending unsolicited nudes to flashing in public.
Let’s hope this legislation spreads all over the world.
Click through to see some of the worst of the worst.
WARNING: Some may cause offence.
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