Natalie Lue would be the first to agree that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
When she discovered that her fiancé Tom had been sleeping with other women behind her back – one of her friends caught him on a date with someone else – the rage she felt wouldn’t go away.
“I felt a terrible anger, which began eating away at me, bubbling away in my mind,” is how she describes it.
In the past, Natalie might have taken revenge by cutting up her faithless fiancé’s clothes, or perhaps even trashing his beloved car.
Yes, it is perfectly fine for a woman to destroy a man’s property if her feelings get hurt. So what if the car costs thirty grand? It will make her feel better, therefore it must be correct.
Thanks to the internet, though, a far more lethal form of vengeance is now at hand.
Natalie, like a growing number of other betrayed and deceived women, decided to take her revenge online.
Yeah, it gets better.
When 25-year-old Poppy Harris discovered her boyfriend was looking for other women on an internet dating website, her tears didn’t last for long.
A few clicks of the mouse here and a spot of typing there and the advertising executive from Walton-on-Thames had transformed the man in question from a good-looking, affluent sports coach searching for a pretty young woman to date into an unemployed layabout seeking an older woman in her 50s or 60s.
“It was the easiest thing in the world to hack into the website and change all his details,” she says, laughing at the memory.
Isn’t that illegal? I would say also immature and spiteful, but we are talking about women here so it’s hardly news…
The devastating power of the internet as a tool of revenge was revealed in January by actress Jane Slavin who took ‘e-venge’ on her lover, world-famous composer Michael Nyman, after he spurned her with no explanation.
Maybe he was fed up with her attitude? Not that it matters. Remember, it’s all about how she feels.
Posing as a beautiful woman called ‘Lucia’, she began a flirtatious online relationship with Nyman, who began bombarding ‘Lucia’ with explicit e-mails.
The crowning moment of her revenge came when ‘Lucia’ agreed to meet Nyman in a café in North London. At the appointed time, it was Jane, of course, who walked in.
Amazing. He still scored The Piano, and she is still an ugly vindictive bitch who can’t take rejection. Probably because it conflicts with her self-image as a goddess.
To compound the humiliation of the man who wrote the haunting film score for The Piano, Slavin wrote an online diary drawing attention to Nyman’s physical failings.
Do you notice how when relationships break down, women always go to the papers or wherever, and talk about how ‘crap he was in bed.’
What were you with him for then? Money? Much more noble eh.
In the U.S., there are countless websites and blogs dedicated to wronged women and the men who have hurt them – and the UK is fast following. Boiling bunnies is a thing of the past: revenge, it seems, is a dish best served up on a web page.
For the women, online vengeance serves as both catharsis and punishment. It is also possibly the most public way of dragging down an ex-lover – the modern-day equivalent of putting him in the stocks and pelting him with rotten tomatoes.
Yes, women are oppressed.
“It felt great to release the pent-up frustration,” says Natalie Lue, who was engaged to Tom for five years, but discovered his infidelity only after ending their relationship.
“It also felt great knowing so many people were being entertained by his terrible behaviour.”
“People started sending me e-mails saying they related to my frustrations.
By people she means women. Other women who have been shocked out of the little princess world they’re living in (and probably some who actually were dating arseholes, but hey, we all know women like a ‘bad boy’ right).
“This spurred me on and I started detailing everything that had happened with my ex. I felt I was settling scores, and it made me laugh that I was exposing personal details about him to thousands of people.
I wonder if any of these women ever think about how they would feel about such information of theirs being made public? But guys aren’t so selfish and narcissistic. They just get on with it.
“I told it exactly how it was. How he’d treated me like I was beneath him; how he’d been seeing another woman before we broke up; how he wasn’t even nice the night he proposed.
This goes on and on, it really isn’t worth reading the rest. It’s the same M.O.; women upset, women does her best to hurt the man as much as possible, even if it means violating privacy rights, causing criminal damage, purjury, false rape, whatever makes her feel better.
Sound like the behaviour of a lady, or a nasty, selfish spoilt bitch who thinks the world should revolve around her?
No, it isn’t a mystery why men are increasingly using women for sport sex, it seems anything else is too much of a liability (actually, so is sport sex). Then again, a woman can get a man arrested for rape when he’s never even met her, so you never know…
Take a moment to read the comments, they’re pretty good.