“It’s so silly the way you women are around men.”
In perhaps the most terrifying text message exchange in relation to the sale of used electronics we’ve ever seen, a woman was verbally assaulted by a stranger for not disclosing her address. To the point where he threatened to rape and kill her.
All this by a stranger who continually tried to convince her he was “a nice guy” so she should “trust him”, moments before launching into the most aggressive, misogynistic tirade we’ve ever laid eyes on.
It’s a line we know all too well when dealing with men who are not by any stretch to be considered “nice”. In fact, in many situations, a man pulling the “I’m a nice guy” line can be a blinding red flag, because no truly nice guy should need to convince a woman by verbalising so, all in order to make her feel basic levels of safety around him.
In this case, the man who busted out the infamous phrase turned out to be what can only be described as a dangerous psychopath.
Posting the explosive texts to Reddit, the woman, who goes by the username “msamberjade”, titled the thread “Listed iPhone for sale on Facebook; get told women shouldn’t fear rape.”
But in reading the entire, fiery thread, it becomes clear he did much more than that. He flat-out abused her, and it’s a situation no woman should find themselves in.
It all started innocently enough as they tried to figure out a suitable place to meet and complete the exchange, until the woman suggested they meet at a coffee shop close to the man’s work.
This is where he suggests she should give him her home address instead.
She says no, as many, nay MOST, people would, to which he responds:
“Lol because you’re a woman?? Lol,” he wrote. He then called her “silly” and proceeded to criticise and demean her for being cautious.