Shauna Dewit took to TikTok to share her frustration about getting unwanted nudes and in response, she got more of them.
Getting unsolicited dick pictures from men on social media is a regular thing most women are forced to go through online. While the quickest solution to the problem is to block and report the account, it does not guarantee peace of mind for the women. One TikToker shared her frustration at being sent explicit genital pictures on Instagram. In the video, Shauna Dewit asks incredulously, "I don't get guys who send me their peepee [pictures] in my DMs on Instagram. What do you expect me to say?" She then demonstrates the reaction these men probably expect from her, calling them disgusting.
A few days later, she posted an update with respect to unsolicited dick pics saying that after her previous video, she got sent even more pictures than before. Frustrated, Shauna decided to fight fire with fire. With the onslaught of "peepee pics" in her DMs, she decided to take advantage of the excess pictures available at her disposal. Every time she got an unwelcome picture, she would share a screenshot of another man's genitals to them in response. Unable to handle the taste of their own medicine, men would often tell her it was disgusting that she sent unsolicited genital pictures back to them.
Shauna was able to point out the hypocrisy in this situation where men were disgusted about being sent another man's junk. "I just do exactly the same as you do!" she exclaimed. She then went on to explain the logic behind the ironic situation and said, "If you send your peepee to a girl, you must think it's beautiful because you wouldn't send something ugly to a girl." And for good measure, she added, "Oh, it's ugly though." The video has been viewed more than 10 million times and has garnered a lot of attention. Many people commented that they think her method of handling it is unique and even "awesome."
But the video going viral hardly did anything to stop the pictures. But the men got creative and started sending her pictures of their "black holes." In another video, she shared the disgusting development in her DMs. "I don't need to see a picture of your hole to know you're full of s***. Cause sending a picture like that, I already know." She continued with the same strategy to scare men away with other unsolicited "black hole" pictures. She called it "ze hole battle." While Shauna was able to see the humor in it, being sent unwanted pictures of a person's private part can actually be very traumatizing.
Lawmakers in America are trying to get new laws passed to make unsolicited explicit pics, dubbed "cyber flashing," an illegal act, reported USA Today. Texas and New York have already brought about legislation making the act punishable with a fine ranging from $500 to $1000. On the other hand, opting for Shauna's method can be tricky and dangerous as well. While the act of sending an unsolicited explicit picture itself is harassment, forwarding other's pictures can also land you in trouble. According to Criminal Defence Lawyer, someone sharing nude or sexual photos of another adult without their permission could be charged with harassment or sued in civil court for causing emotional distress or other damage.
Another way women have been trying to handle unwanted pictures of men's genitals is by embarrassing them or scaring them. When one woman got sent unsolicited nudes, she decided to take action. She took screenshots of the picture, found the guy's mother on Facebook, and informed her about what her son was getting up to. She hoped his mother could speak sense to him and educate him about consent. One other option is doing what this woman did. When she received a dick pic, she asks the men if they were circulating a child's penis and reporting them to a Cyber Tipline.