#YesAllWomen because ‘I have a boyfriend’ is more effective than ‘I’m not interested’—men respect other men more than my right to say no
Because I’ve already rehearsed “Take whatever you want, just don’t hurt me.” #YesAllWomen
#YesAllWomen because every time I try to say that I want gender equality I have to explain that I don’t hate men.
Men’s greatest fear is that women will laugh at them, while women’s greatest fear is that men will kill them. -Margaret Atwood #YesAllWomen
Because in about 30 states, rapists whose victims choose to keep the baby can get parental rights, like weekend visitation. WTF #YesAllWomen
#yesallwomen because apparently the clothes I wear is a more valid form of consent than the words I say
I repeat: the fact that there are male victims isn’t proof it’s not misogyny. It’s evidence that misogyny hurts men too. #YesAllWomen
The Power Of #YesAllWomen
Sorry, I couldn’t resist (I’m a girl so the language is a bit clumsy but I’m sorry this entire hashtag is so fucking stupid I can’t resist):
#YesAllMen because ‘I have a girlfriend’ is more effective than ‘I’m not interested’ - women respect other women more than a man’s right to say no.
Because men already rehearse “Take whatever you want don’t hurt me.” #YesAllMen (this is one particularly ridiculous because as a demographic men are roughly three times as likely to be murdered.)
#YesAllMen because every time I say I support men’s rights I have to explain that I don’t hate women.
Women’s greatest fear is that men will laugh at them, a man’s greatest fear is that they will be killed. (Again, twice as likely, here’s a source http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1635092 )
Because in every state, rapists whose victim is male has no say in whether the baby is kept, and is often charged with child support payments in addition to being raped. And that’s of course disregarding the social stigma against a grown man reporting being raped by any woman, leading to inflated female-to-male reported victimization which only enforces this trend.
#yesallmen because apparently the fact that men have an erection is a more valid form of consent than the words they say.
I repeat: The fact that there are female victims isn’t proof that male victimization must also be misogyny, any more than racism against Africans means that all racism is directed against Africans, and that Asians or Hispanics are just hurt by anti-African racism as well.
Aaanyway, my point wasn’t some stupid “blah blah men’s rights women’s rights blah blah hashtag activism,” it was how stupid it was to make teenage girl generalizations like this. Every month I swear to god internet activism sinks to a new level of juvenile idiocy. Whether it’s for men or for women. People being rude assholes to you is a people-being-rude-assholes issue, not a gendered issue.