But. This is similar in strategy, though different in detail, to a bunch of other ways men target women they think will be easy. They'll do it with new widows, with unpopular girls, with abuse survivors -- all kinds of fool things. And there's something else that is consistently true across these categories: some of those targets know the game, and in that case, a hunter geared entirely for offense because he thinks he's picked a helpless target tends to be WIDE OPEN on defense. Very nearly helpless. A savvy target can MANGLE him, verbally or otherwise, before he even realizes that he's under counterattack. It's fascinating, really; I've seen quite a few women foil such attacks. I have yet to see a man initiate this kind of maneuver and then manage to block a counterattack.
Sometimes vulnerability is all about perception.