Things Men Got Away With In The Past That Are Not OK In The Present

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Sending an unsolicited photo

I’ll never forget the sticky feeling I had on my skin the first time a guy sent me a d–k pic I hadn’t asked for. It turns out I was not alone. One survey found that more than half of women between the ages of 18 to 29 have received unsolicited sexual images. The official term for it is “cyber flashing,” and it’s an appropriate term, considering that flashing in real life is called indecent exposure and is punishable by law. Cyber flashing should be, too. In fact, Texas made it illegal and many other states are considering following suit. But when I was in my early twenties a decade ago, I was the victim of cyber flashing. I felt traumatized, but because I hadn’t been physically harmed in any way, I also felt like there wasn’t anything for me to report.

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