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My husband received the following Skype spam:
Beautiful Russian ladies
European and American women are too arrogant for you? Are you looking for a sweet lady that will be caring and understanding?
Then you came to the right place- here you can find a Russian lady that will love you with all her heart.
Are you such a repulsive swine that even the most desperate American or European women won’t have anything to do with you? Worry not! Your unearned economic privilege of being been born in the US allows you to exploit impoverished women from around the globe. We can find one who, out of sheer economic desperation largely abetted by the very same structural factors that enriched you undeservedly, will be a servile companion unable to confront you on being a) a gigantic effing loser and b) an entitled piece of guano.
PS: Western Russia is in Europe, you idiot.