The Twitterstorm known as #YesAllWomen that’s blown up over the past week — in response to both the misogyny-fueled killing spree at UCSB last Friday and the misguided hashtag “NotAllMen” that took off shortly thereafter — has shined a bright light on how much more work needs to be done dismantling idealogical sexism. Here’s a round-up of just a few recent gems from the more than million tweets on this topic in rotation:
#YesAllWomen bc the right to physical autonomy extends 2 the right 2 terminate a pregnancy without coercion, restriction, or misinformation.
â€” Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) May 27, 2014
Every guy should read #YesAllWomen for an hour and realize the way women feel everyday, and how men can be part of the solution.
â€” Aaron Haag (@AaronMHaag) May 27, 2014
Because no one has ever asked if I plan to keep my maiden name and why I hate my partner (and all women) if I do. #YesAllWomen
â€” Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) May 27, 2014
I canâ€™t speak for women, but I can echo what theyâ€™re saying to an audience that may only listen to other men. #YesAllWomen
â€” Aaron Diaz (@dresdencodak) May 27, 2014
â€” Jessica Bennett (@jess7bennett) May 27, 2014
So much of the conversation around oppression is privileged people telling the oppressed that nothing is going on. #yesallwomen
â€” Brienne of Snarth (@femme_esq) May 27, 2014
#YesAllWomen You do not surrender your (male) power by being respectful to anyone.
â€” Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) May 27, 2014
Because I was told not to file a sexual harassment complaint because “they wouldn’t listen anyway.” #YesAllWomen
â€” Julia Goldani Telles (@JuliaGTelles) May 27, 2014
If we’ve learned anything this weekend, it’s that MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS aren’t nearly as bad as attributing misogyny to them. #YesAllWomen
â€” Andi Zeisler (@andizeisler) May 27, 2014
Because the man that got my grandmother pregnant and left her was considered a catch, but she was considered a whore. #YesAllWomen
â€” Amanda Mancino (@Manda_like_wine) May 27, 2014
#YesAllWomen Because misogyny is an ideology, not a given.
â€” Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) May 27, 2014
â€” Slate (@Slate) May 27, 2014
B/c If the worst my daughter has to confront is getting trolled by a men’s right’s dude on the internet, that is BAD ENOUGH #YesAllWomen
â€” John Hodgman (@hodgman) May 27, 2014
â€” Catalyst, Inc. (@CatalystInc) May 27, 2014
â€” Sarah Watson (@SarahWatson42) May 27, 2014
because after my life was threatened for posting here, one of my friends suggested that the best solution was keeping quiet. #YesAllWomen
â€” Amanda Sledz (@transporbation) May 27, 2014
People are annoyed by the ongoing #YesAllWomen chatter after four days? Try being a woman for 38 years.
â€” Felicia C. Sullivan (@felsull) May 27, 2014
Because if you want to hurt me, you'll just tell me I'm fat or a "4," since being fat & ugly are the worse things girls can be. #YesAllWomen
— Julie Klausner (@julieklausner) May 25, 2014
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) May 27, 2014
— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) May 27, 2014