Women Put Uglier Photos On LinkedIn To Avoid Messages From Creepy Men
- IWB Post
- September 18, 2015
Even the professional networking site, LinkedIn, has become a medium for men to flirt. Not to mention, this unwanted attention is irking women.
I’d never imagined that creepy men would try to use LinkedIn as a dating site. But now I know, why am I not surprised? @CRProudman
— Hannah Boast (@hannahkateboast) September 9, 2015
After a 27-year-old family law barrister Charlotte Proudman filed a case against a man who was was sending her non-sense messages on LinkedIn, many women have come forward on social media narrating their similar plight.
A woman tweeted about one such message from a man that said- ‘I appreciate that this is probably horrendously politically incorrect but that is a stunning picture’. To which she replied, “I am on LinkedIn for businesses purposes not to be approached about my physical appearance or to be objectified by sexist men.”
It is sad how these so-called professional men perceive beauty – looking at the profile pictures! That’s lame.
Mandeer Kataria, another professional, tweeted, “I changed my LinkedIn profile photo to an uglier one so I’d get fewer creepy men adding/messaging me.”
She later told Sky News, “I was just getting loads of random men who were trying to connect – we weren’t even in the same business line. They were not interested in my professional credentials. I took my picture down and replaced it with one that I considered was less attractive – and the messages stopped.”
Are you on the same boat? Share your experience with us.