A woman who got sent an unsolicited “d*ck pic” through Instagram got her savage revenge when she sent it to the sender’s mother. Madi Kohn is a 20-year-old student at Arizona State University. She says she has received a large number of unsolicited photos from strangers on the internet, which is unfortunately a regular occurrence for a lot of women.
“I’m not the first person to receive things like that and it’s not been the first time,” she said.
“I’m just tired of people in general thinking they can send things like that without repercussions, and they think it’s OK.”
To make sure that men understood that she doesn’t take kindly to having these photos sent to her, Kohn put a disclaimer in her Tinder bio for men who might be thinking about sending her a photo of their penis, which reads: “If you send me dick pics I will send them to your mom”.
But last week, one man (who Madi didn’t meet through Tinder) went through Instagram to send her several sexually explicit messages, which included, you guessed it, a d*ck pic.
“He had messaged me several times before that,” said Kohn. “I never replied.”
Kohn believes that the man must have found her Instagram account through Tinder, as she includes a link through to it on her bio. She says the man started the conversation by saying “creepy” things to her, before eventually sending her the explicit photo.
“He was sending kind of creepy and kind of gross and annoying things to me,” she said. “He finally sent me his lovely dick picture — he sent it to me at 6 a.m. in the morning.”
Kohn said she “got so heated” when she saw the messages and that she thought “I’m going to live up to my Tinder bio”. After a bit of investigative work, she found the man’s Facebook page, and in turn found his mother on the social network.
Staying true to her bio, Kohn then sent a message to the mother, including a screenshot of the man’s picture along with a message asking her to talk to her son about his behaviour. “I tried to be civil when I wrote the message to the mom,” says Madi.
Amazingly, the mother responded a day later and wasn’t angry at Madi, instead she was very apologetic. She initially replied in Spanish and then in English, saying that she thought her son was a good guy, and that she will speak to him about the picture.
“She took it pretty well,” Kohn said. “She wasn’t turning around and attacking me. It was super nice.”
However, the man who took the picture has now spoken out about the incident, and it’s fair to say he isn’t very happy with Kohn. “I will say this. If that was ‘me’ what she did was illegal. You can’t share those types of ‘private’ pics without consent,” he wrote. “I am not sure if you are aware of that.
“My mom, my sister, other family members, my friends — no one cared,” he wrote. “I think the fact that no one cared pushed her of [sic] the edge to try to make a big deal out of this.
“My mom knows very little English so I don’t know if she understood what was going on,” he wrote. “She was just surprised by the picture she was sent from her. She apologised the best she could because she did not know what was going [sic]. She called me and just told me about it.”
The man said he would not press charges against Kohn “as long as she leaves me and my family alone.”
Kohn hopes that this story will deter men from sending more unsolicited photos to women in the future, but with the way a lot of guys go about their business on social media, I don’t think that will happen anytime soon.