Dating in the digital age poses a unique set of challenges. The apps designed to help us find love are basically sexual harassment roulette. Sure, texting is practical, but it also makes annoying gestures like last minute cancellations, ghosting, and getting left on "read" all too common. Social media is all fun and games until someone slides in your DM’s with a little too much familiarity — or worse, a dick pic.
It’s not news that the Internet is a place where all too many people (mostly men) are comfortable sending deeply inappropriate messages from behind the privacy curtain of a screen. And like a lot of instances of harassment, most of the time they get away with it too.
Well, this Twitter account has had enough.
SheRatesDogs is the new hot spot for sharing and shaming the ridiculously disrespectful messages sent across the web. Because if we have to suffer through these, we may as well get to laugh at them too.
You’ve probably heard of WeRateDogs.The college-student-run pet project that became one of the cutest accounts on Twitter.
It’s pretty self explanatory.
Here we have a Japanese Irish Setter. Lost eye in Vietnam (?). Big fan of relaxing on stair. 8/10 would pet https://t.co/BLDqew2Ijj— WeRateDogs® (@WeRateDogs®)1447626728.0
Now, there’s a new dog rating account in town.But it’s a different kind of “dog."
SheRatesDogs is the new twitter account that rates your exes.
This dog is terrible oh my god (-10/10) https://t.co/xmEssphXoi— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1546453860.0
People submit screenshots from all over the Internet.
Ok I made them open. Yes. Submit your dogs— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1544913081.0
And SheRatesDogs puts them on blast.
This is already like really bad but what makes it worse is he sent this after one date from a tinder match. (-10/10) https://t.co/QLOIsBEQWs— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1546030265.0
At first people were a little confused.
Queens we are off to a slow start. Lily is beautiful. I’m sure we will figure this out. New concept. Trial and erro… https://t.co/7phSYt6TbK— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1544913571.0
But things picked up quickly.The account reached a whopping 1000 followers in its first hour.
The account went viral just days after it was created…
I highly recommend that everyone takes a look at @SheRatesDogs to see some situations that too many women know much too well.— Whitney🌙 (@Whitney🌙)1546562704.0
At least on SheRatesDogs we can laugh about them together.
“Not cheating... but this is a guy I went on several dates with and he ghosted me months ago. Then I got this messa… https://t.co/TL1fVntidS— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1544916562.0
Or this guy, who is a literal monster.
Happy Holidays 🌟🎁 (-10/10) https://t.co/wo9uWOpZY7— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1545846365.0
More like Netflix and deeply unchill.
I’ve seen a lot but this is uncharted territory even for me... Blocked on everything else so he reached out with NE… https://t.co/V2lJAyNGep— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1546713610.0
SheRatesDogs also gives great advice.
When guys talk like this you literally need to run like change your number and block him this needs to be shut down… https://t.co/0da36ABQXG— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1544984545.0
You’re damn right “it will never happen again."
“sorry for fucking your friend it will not happen again” (-3/10) https://t.co/WPw6e0e187— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1545012139.0
There are just. So. Many.
“this is what my ex sent me after i broke up with him for CHEATING on me in MY house that i let him live in for FRE… https://t.co/l72QZjGfoL— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1545068145.0
Is this supposed to be romantic?
When he goes away for the weekend but still really cares about you.. (-6/10) https://t.co/Lt5dKBmVhp— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1545073885.0
Was this supposed to work?
I swear men will be the death of me oh my god (-3/10 dog) https://t.co/FmBhA8AQwX— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1545098697.0
The account is as hilarious as it is terrifying.
Gotta love another dude on Snapchat messaging. Always a good sign. (-4/10 bad dog) https://t.co/EJXhSqMgOV— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1545162159.0
Unfortunately, there are a lot of bad exes out there.
This is the weirdest assortment of things lmfao (-10/10) https://t.co/z2vg46oKUC— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1546450765.0
SheRatesDogs also has a fun tradition called Tinder bio Tuesday.
Ladies would you swipe right 😌 (-10/10) https://t.co/Csp1JA5Dmi— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1545929449.0
Really, no misbehaving man is safe.
I just rated a guy who wasn’t even someone’s ex. How do y’all feel about that? I have no rules. I might do anything… https://t.co/M1foNyF70x— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1545199579.0
Obv SheRatesDogs is hilarious, but the account also has a mission.The messages are degrading at best, violent at worst, and most often directed at women. Reading them alone could be humiliating and scary, but getting to share your pain with the internet is a time-honored coping mechanism.
The account wants to bring awareness to this dark underbelly of invisible harassment.
This is a MAN saying this. Because this account only makes boys fragile when they see THEMSELVES in my posts. More… https://t.co/IJE1p9ydZM— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1548380071.0
It’s becoming ubiquitous in the toxic masculinity discourse.Almost everyone’s gotten a disrespectful or even scary text from an ex or online troll, and SheRatesDogs is bringing this monsters into the light.
It’s also making an impact in the world of fashion, apparently.
Can’t wait for all the comments from frat boys on my new @SheRatesDogs shirt 💕 https://t.co/NReqfQoMtj— Emmie (@Emmie)1548528600.0
Ultimately, SheRatesDogs just wants us all to live our best lives.
Say goodbye to ur exes we are leaving them in 2018, 2019 brings promise of new dick and cash— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1545882880.0
Even though some people are still having a hard time with the transition.
@SheRatesDogs should i just forward these to you or what? https://t.co/CN0c9aFGma— WeRateDogs® (@WeRateDogs®)1548095559.0
The first post was only a little over a month ago, but the account already has over 124,000 followers.
When you block him so he makes fake Instagram accounts to try to get you back (-1/10 dog) https://t.co/5ENqsbkxV0— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1545093849.0
I mean, at least she’ll never run out of content.
HAHAHAHAHA SIKE WHO FELL FOR IT ok one sec let me pick one— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1548020289.0