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26-Mar-2017 21:06

Every year, on the morning of my birthday, I brace myself for the sweet but uncomfortable barrage of emails and social media messages from friends, strangers and products wishing me a happy birthday, replete with digital cake and a coupon for a beauty treatment I had never heard of and didn’t realize I needed.

But I didn’t need my first piece of birthday junk mail to remind me of this existential dilemma.

The superfast and focused ability to reach people online can amplify sexist microaggressions.

Aside from unwanted sexually explicit or offensive messages on dating sites, many women receive aggressive or sexist tweets or comments on other social media platforms with alarming regularity. No matter how much progress women make on- and offline, they are still navigating a malecentric world.

Being the right age, size and in some cases ethnicity or race affects how many messages you receive or how many responses you get to the messages you send.

And as in the real world, where dating relies on a set of gendered expectations — from who talks first to who pays — a lot of women still don’t feel comfortable messaging men, and sometimes men are turned off if you message them first.

But I didn’t need my first piece of birthday junk mail to remind me of this existential dilemma.The superfast and focused ability to reach people online can amplify sexist microaggressions.Aside from unwanted sexually explicit or offensive messages on dating sites, many women receive aggressive or sexist tweets or comments on other social media platforms with alarming regularity. No matter how much progress women make on- and offline, they are still navigating a malecentric world.Being the right age, size and in some cases ethnicity or race affects how many messages you receive or how many responses you get to the messages you send.And as in the real world, where dating relies on a set of gendered expectations — from who talks first to who pays — a lot of women still don’t feel comfortable messaging men, and sometimes men are turned off if you message them first.Find people that want to meet up on your special day.” I chuckled.