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Woman Posts Her Doctor’s Pic Without His Consent To Sexualize Him, Gets Destroyed In The Comment Section
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Woman Posts Her Doctor’s Pic Without His Consent To Sexualize Him, Gets Destroyed In The Comment Section

Just recently we had a post about the Man Who Has It All, a parody account that looks at sexism and bias by cleverly flipping gender roles in everyday situations. Well, now we have a similar situation that occurred in real life.

Twitter user purple goddess shared a pic of her male dermatologist, who she described as “fine as sh*t”.  The pic, taken without the knowledge of the doctor, quickly went viral as people demanded to know where they could find the hunky skin specialist.

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Plenty of other female admirers were quick to agree

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However, some people began to question if the whole thing wasn’t just a little bit creepy

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What if a guy had taken a sneak pic of an attractive woman at work, just doing her job? One comment, in particular, flipped things around by taking on the kind of accusatory tone more commonly found among feminists pointing out examples of sexism.

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Purple Goddess wasn’t finished yet though. Who knows, perhaps the doctor was quite happy with the situation, seeing it as a nice compliment and good for business. For many people, however, encouraging ‘stalking’ and telling people where to find him was unacceptable behavior, and a step too far.

Determined to see her dermatologist go viral, she continued to share information about him, even going as far as sharing his location

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Bored Panda managed to get a hold of the man himself, to give his feelings about his picture suddenly trending on Twitter, without even knowing it had been taken

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“My first reaction was just pure anxiety,” Dr. Imran Aslam us. “I am a very low key individual so when I first heard that I was trending on Twitter I was kind of freaking out, like “oh my god what is happening.” I started getting texts from friends all over the country, some of whom I hadn’t spoken to in years, telling me that I’m the top post on Twitter.”

“Once the anxiety settled though, and I realized that most people were receiving my picture favorably, I started to find the whole situation pretty funny. The comments on Twitter were hilarious, people were posting all sort of ridiculous things and the picture just kept getting liked. I think it got over 20,000 likes or something. It was crazy.”

“Regarding the discussion of sexual harassment and double standards: I thought that the Reddit discussion was quite interesting and that many individuals made excellent points. By definition, many of the comments on my picture would be considered a form of sexual harassment, and I can totally understand how people consider this to be a double standard in light of the #metoo movement. And that if those same comments were made about a woman there would an uproar.”

“From my perspective, I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the fact that I never felt that I was a “victim”. As I reflect more on this sentiment I realize the reason for this is undoubtedly because of my “male privilege.” I have had the privilege of never once feeling threatened or intimated by a woman in a sexual manner, I have had the privilege of never being catcalled, and I have had the privilege of never experiencing what it’s like to be followed home by a stranger that was a woman.”

“It is because of these liberties that we enjoy as males that I think the sexual harassment discussion may have to be interpreted differently in my situation.”

People continued to post their opinions on the situation

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Of course, men and women can have vastly different standards when it comes to this kind of thing. Men, in general, suffer less from everyday fears of being approached, followed, and stalked by sexually aggressive women. Most guys I know would have taken the whole thing as a massive compliment, and carried on with their lives. However, the incident did raise an interesting discussion about privacy, rights about having your image taken and shared, and being objectified while at work.

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Monday
Community Member
3 years ago

Posting the photo without his consent is not cool. If he had consented it would have been a whole different story.

Marnee DeRider
Community Member
3 years ago

I sometimes downvote posts on BoredPanda because it includes posts of strangers that I feel cross the line.

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R L
Community Member
3 years ago

Change this to an unauthorised photo of a 'fine' female dermatologist and give out her location, and the feminist brigade would have been all over this- and rightly so. It should be no different when it's a man. The lengths that social media go to is just scary and downright creepy. I'm curious to know what the dermatologist's reaction is to this story.

Han
Community Member
3 years ago

Feminism is about equality for all, let's get that straight now. Also, the dermatologist states on his Twitter feed "This is sexual harassment" , this is his reaction.

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SirWriteALot
Community Member
3 years ago

"Reverse sexism" isn't righting a wrong ... it's still wrong. If the guy looked at the camera I'd say he was on board with it and then it would be fine. But a sneaky shot is still a creepy shot and shouldn't be posted, no matter the sexes involved.

Bari
Community Member
3 years ago

There is no such thing as "reverse sexism". There's just sexism, regardless of who is doing it to whom.

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Monday
Community Member
3 years ago

Posting the photo without his consent is not cool. If he had consented it would have been a whole different story.

Marnee DeRider
Community Member
3 years ago

I sometimes downvote posts on BoredPanda because it includes posts of strangers that I feel cross the line.

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R L
Community Member
3 years ago

Change this to an unauthorised photo of a 'fine' female dermatologist and give out her location, and the feminist brigade would have been all over this- and rightly so. It should be no different when it's a man. The lengths that social media go to is just scary and downright creepy. I'm curious to know what the dermatologist's reaction is to this story.

Han
Community Member
3 years ago

Feminism is about equality for all, let's get that straight now. Also, the dermatologist states on his Twitter feed "This is sexual harassment" , this is his reaction.

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SirWriteALot
Community Member
3 years ago

"Reverse sexism" isn't righting a wrong ... it's still wrong. If the guy looked at the camera I'd say he was on board with it and then it would be fine. But a sneaky shot is still a creepy shot and shouldn't be posted, no matter the sexes involved.

Bari
Community Member
3 years ago

There is no such thing as "reverse sexism". There's just sexism, regardless of who is doing it to whom.

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