As a woman who has spent the better half of the last decade working in media, I can safely say that harassment and journalism go hand-in-hand. Female reporters have frequently talked about the copious amounts of unwanted sexual advances that follow them wherever they go, and whether it's an unsolicited dick pic or good old-fashioned trolling, it's never going to be OK.

Journalist Maura Quint was on the receiving end of a horde of dick pics lately, and responded accordingly.

Quint was sent three identical photos from three different accounts, all with the same avatar. She followed protocol, which means she reported the photos to Twitter.

It was Twitter's response that we don't get. Or rather, its responses: three separate reports, three different emails.

One response from Twitter alleged that the account was locked for not following Twitter rules. In another, it thanked her for sending the photo for it to review. In a third, Twitter found nothing wrong with the photo she reported.

This response can mean several things.

Some users pointed out that this is proof that the Twitter reporting system is run by bots, and Quint just experienced three different versions of a response. 

This isn't OK because bots, unfortunately, aren't intelligent enough to figure out that an unsolicited dick pic is sexual harassment. A bot can't tell a sext from a harassing tweet because it doesn't grasp the nuances of context.

On the flip side, some users pointed out that the varying responses can mean that the reporting system IS run by human beings, and they all had different ideas about what counts as harassment and what doesn't.

People asked if Twitter would've reacted the same way if it had been developed by women.

Makes ya think.

Some people claimed that if this was a case of copyright infringement, Twitter would've reacted differently.

Oh, for sure.

Other woman came forward with their own tales of on-the-job harassment.

This woman was told by her boss that he was masturbating to some photos he found of her in her underwear. He then invited her over, saying he wants to do it in person, stating that she can "read a book, for all [he] cared."

This kind of behavior, both in real life and on social media, will never be OK.

In an ideal world, women will feel safe both in the workplace and online. Unfortunately, as the endless allegations against terrible, sexist, raping, harassing schmucks continue to pour in, women are constantly reminded that their safety will never be seen as a priority.

Twitter, do better.