LinkedIn, is a Professional Business Social Media site. And for a long lingering time, women and men are subjected to unwanted, crude to down right deplorable advances.
These invites are a plague of unwanted advancements after a simple “connection request,” to many, mostly Lady Members.
Sexual Harassment comes in all forms from a real compliment, to the nefarious cyber criminal who becomes a stalker. Worse women’s home addresses have been discovered which resulted in Stalking and law suits.
It took us Ladies and a few supporting men, several years to have LinkedIn to implement a “Block” button, it is still not easily found. Some Ladies were egregiously harassed, men found and stalked their homes, work and times when out with friends; this is where a potential sociopaths or psychotic personality has taken a clear intentional “No” and pursued without regard to the boundaries set. This is a clear disregard and criminal behavior!
Long ago I personally met Ted Bundy here in Colorado and I have spoken to a few other Ladies who met me as well. He appears to be an ordinary guy, right? He was not, he was bizarre!! With a savvy background, Ted’s behavior was more than He killed a young lady about my age while here. This is how serious harassment follows a course.
This particular story you are about to read seems rather benign. The primary fact is; this man did not read my return response. He ignored my boundaries and “NOT INTERESTED”words stated became a monolithic RED FLAG #1.
I took an extra measure to expose his activity and his words, which might escalate if we ladies allow a pursuer in and not set our boundaries. More, not have the means to protect ourselves from determined advances with Block, Reporting type of clauses in any social media platform.
“How old is the picture in your profile?”
First question in his inquiry
Inappropriate comment regarding a woman’s appearance. It could be innocent or a mild form of sexual harassment that will escalate and has in the past for many ladies!
LinkedIn is NOT a Dating Site! Are my thoughts and the questions regarding my photo are irrelevant. I do not appreciate any other fallacious advancement regarding my appearances.
I am of the educated confidence to neither be lecture to, or told what to do.
We ladies have joined LinkedIn as a professional collective. Adding educated wisdom and experience to benefit a professional Business forum.
LinkedIn, is not a dating site nor a chance for a one night stand! Know your rights!
James Zubin: Consultant geologist at safety kleen
His comment: You look beautiful, can i ask how recent is the picture you have on your profile?? I hope we can be friends??
JAMES DID NOT READ MY REPLY INSTEAD HE CONTINUED HIS ADVANCES IN A COVERT MANNER!
James’s comment was creepy! And with an email in reply, “I am not interested, and this is a business forum, not a dating site. Please conduct yourself as a gentleman or be blocked.
James covertly stating, “I may want to Fund you for my business,” This followed after making more comments about my appearances and not regarding my reply. Highly inappropriate. Is his view is he is “only complimenting me,” when I clearly stated “respect my privacy, I’m not interested!” James was immediately BLOCKED!
This is cyber crime, all to assuage the uninformed victim. The innocent and trusting who do not see or understand surreptitious and clandestine behavior.
The behavior seemingly comes with an innocent invitation. Nonetheless when James did not reply to my response, I knew he was fraudulent and not attentive with an objective.
Reporting to LinkedIn, the mild covert nature of his transgressions and him not reading my words as spoken, well is not severe enough to warrant further action! This is where LinkedIn does harm to their Professional Ladies! Nonetheless men are relentless over a photograph, which is a concern! And further shame is, some men mean only a compliment, but how are we to differentiate given the hordes who commit a crime that is not an actionable criminal offense and cannot be proved in courts. Besides the costs of attorneys. This is the very premise why Ladies Do Not Report Rapes!
While this is rather mild in comparison to other queries: If you hit on me on LinkedIn, with any suggestive (inquiry) to lascivious verbiage regarding my appearances, this is where you will land – EXPOSED!
My life involvement is committed and serious research, as a writer directed to Earth Crises, TBI and Human/Animal behavior amelioration. My studies and findings are geared for Solutions as a writer and keynote speaker.
We women keep our bodies and brains healthy; this is wisdom! Being part of the adult world, our appearances are not an invitation. You may find many of us Ladies enjoy many forms of Martial Arts for decades, as a form of discipline. Don’t hit on us, go to a Dating Site!
Do men require a Gentleman Class? Ask your mother or sister the appropriateness of what you might be requesting. Or adopt the idea, Don’t ask!
Our posted photos and videos are not displayed in Penthouse, Playboy. This is LinkedIn a Business Professional Social Media site.
We women are: Specialists with Authority. A plethora of Artists, Film Makers or Actors. We Ladies are Emancipated Authors of all subjects. Erudite Political Office members or Armed Force Commanders. SoloPreneurs and Entrepreneurs, Ted-X associates, Nobel Laureates, professional Keynote Speakers making decisions for the betterment of world. We speak on subjects to augment our world and humanity.
Remember, Women’s Suffragettes, Ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote.
The world has changed. We Ladies are not chattel to be own, we purchase our own homes, pay cash for our cars. We Vote and speak our own minds, and we mean NO to lurid comments!
Treat us with respect or you are going to hear about your behavior online with your name exposed. Do not mistreat us Ladies! We will not tolerate boyish teenager behavior.
Whether our picture is one of Black or White, Coloured or Artistic. Whether we have jeans on while mucking up after our horses, or raising children for a prosperous world. You treat us with RESPECT!
We may wear stilettos heels while donning a beautiful silk gown to attend a White Tie Event. An Event we most likely spent many a volunteered hour helping a charity cause. Be careful of your intentions.
I am a daughter of a Military Officer and Commander and Politician, I was born a de facto republican, this does not state my political views, this does state:
“I am my Fathers’ Daughter!”
I was brought up to respect and honor others, to treat everyone with the greatest regard. Wonder-lust men you had better do the same!
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About the Author: MicheleElys is a Neurobehaviorist ~ Writer ~ Educator ~ Keynote Speaker.
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