It seems ruder to ignore a message, and you’re assuming that ignored messages go away. They don’t. When I’ve ignored messages from men, they’ve continued to send them, often escalating because I won’t respond. This happens on social media and in online dating. It seems easier to say “no, thank you” than to keep having to delete messages from people who are demanding attention. I use the block function often, but instead of having women modify OUR behavior, men need to quit doing this.