If Rajeev had known was was about to befall him, it’s highly likely he would have logged in to Facebook instead of Google+. But Rajeev liked Google+. Unlike Facebook where most people — especially women — were in the habit of locking down their profiles, the atmosphere on Google+ was different. On Google+ he could browse for hours, jumping from one woman’s profile to another’s, often finding a lot of photos in between, which he really liked. And, of course, he could comment on most public posts.
Much to his dismay, comment he did on a thread by Christine Bogart. This is what happened next.
The post, which wouldn’t under normal circumstances have gotten too many comments, quickly went viral, earning almost 400 comments in a matter of hours.
Though amused with the response, Bogart laments what it means to be a woman online, “Many of us don’t write public posts because each time we do, we get comments of that nature. This time, women strike back. With nails. Teeth. And mad sarcasm.”
For the sake of brevity, the comment thread above has been manipulated to show only the relevant comments. You can click through to the post above to read the whole thing.