Women share unsolicited pic reactions to raise online harassment awareness

Feb 4, 2016 at 1:10 p.m. ET
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Technology has dramatically altered many aspects of our lives, including the way we date. The problem is that it has also given rise to a whole new level of unwanted advances and harassment.

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Sending unsolicited pictures of your genitalia is harassment — whether you agree on that term is your opinion, but the fact of the matter is that it's wrong and completely unnecessary.

It's led to many women taking to social media to highlight men's unwanted advances and misguided attempts at seduction.

Instagram accounts like Bye Felipe and instagranniepants have been set up by women who have had enough of the unwanted advances, and below are just some of the many, many posts that show how you could respond to receiving an unwanted #DickPic.

You can create a parody of their man bits.

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Need a magnifying glass for that?

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Makes. No. Sense.

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Fruit is the only type of banana that he should be talking about.

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Serious revenge.

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A simple goodbye.

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The best way to shut them down.

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In stark contrast to how men think you will respond.

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Or you could just respond with an image of yourself cutting a banana in half.

But in all seriousness, this is an issue that needs to be addressed. Recently Loose Women's Sherrie Hewson made headlines after she shared her own encounter with the dick pic phenomenon — which swore her off online dating for good.

"I didn't know what it was for a minute, but then, I haven't seen one for many years. Then I went: 'Oh my God!'" she said.

"I was shocked and didn't know where to look. It's the online dating version of a flasher, but apparently it's quite common", she added.

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There are also countless women (and men) who have taken to using the #DickPics hashtag on social media to share their thoughts.

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Women do not want to see your dick pics for three important reasons: 1) It's disrespectful and a form of harassment; 2) it sends out a message that you are interested in only one thing; and 3) they're totally presumptuous, which is perhaps the most offensive part.

Do you have any advice or unwanted dick pic stories to share? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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