How to Get Blocked 101

Here’s a conversation I had just a few minutes ago. This was on Instagram with someone who randomly said “hello” about a week ago.

Yes, this happens to every female-presenting person. Yes, it’s inappropriate. Yes, strangers deserve kindness, but you should always know your boundaries and stick to them no matter what.

I used to be very ashamed to speak up for myself, especially online, for fear of backlash (I’m not exactly hiding myself on the internet). But, my response was, “that’s very misogynistic of you to assume all of that.” I then blocked and deleted this person.

Never be afraid to do this. Know that you are worth being treated with respect and kindness.


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2 responses to “How to Get Blocked 101”

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    sharon_irl

    In case you didn’t know, this happens often. It happened again just now. It happened once before about a month ago, but now I’m feeling like maybe I need to keep track of this somehow. 🤦‍♀️

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      sharon_irl

      Just had it happen again. This time, a guy was talking about how “we can be friends as long as we’re honest with each other.” Then he sent me a photo of a snowy street with the comment, “That’s UK here.” I asked if he was out in the snow, and there was no reply. A quick Google Image Search showed that photo to be from Sheffield… 2019…. 🤦‍♀️

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