Today, the Internet has a new hero.
An anonymous author penned this blistering “missed connections” post on Craigslist today, entitled “To the s---stain who made a woman cry on the T.”
The author then proceeds to go off on an applause-worthy rant against what can only be described as an astonishingly rude man who told a woman on the Orange Line to “have some respect for [herself] and lose weight.”
The “missed connections” section of Craigslist is a message board on the site that often contains posts written by those who regret not speaking up in the moment.
"You: blond, slicked hair, hipsterish. You manage to be both tasteless and sanctimonious, and something tells me you brag about loving Bukowski even though you only made it 80 pages deep into Women. [editorial aside: LOL] You definitely think you're smarter than everyone, and you love reflective surfaces. You work in design/tech/oh wait, who cares, you don't f---ing matter. You treat women like garbage, but don't worry---we hate you. You have a stank on you, and a lot of us can smell it...truly a dookiestain made flesh. You don't have an original thought under that stupid haircut. You are a straight up f---ing bully, and you should be ashamed of yourself. Bullies are the absolute worst."
As readers can probably surmise, the full text is not exactly safe for work, but definitely worth a read.
Whether or not the story is true is anyone’s guess, though Jezebel reports they have confirmed the authenticity of the incident after speaking with the harassed woman.Chris Caesar can be reached at Christopher.Caesar@Globe.com or via Twitter @ChrisCaesar.