47-year-old Steven D. Kolinski of Waukesha, Wisconsin was arrested for allegedly raping a woman that he met on craigslist. The woman had placed an ad stating that she was looking for a male platonic friend. Back in September, she went to Kolinski’s place to watch a baseball game when he allegedly raped her.
Not to blame the victim here because Kolinski is obviously predatory scum if the charges are true but let me let the ladies in on a few, not so secrets. The first unless the man is gay single guys can very rarely be ‘just friends’ with a woman. No man willingly walks into the friend zone. The second and most obvious is craigslist is a breeding ground for rapists looking to prey upon any woman who would show them the slightest bit of kindness. It’s not just the personals either. It can literally be from any ad that appears on craigslist.
And yet people still think that craigslist is this friendly hippy commune where nothing would happen to them when in reality it’s an unmonitored wasteland of predators.