Highlights from #YesAllWomen

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:









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Feminism has done some real good things. I wouldn’t deny it. A woman should be able to do whatever she wants without being confronted with male aggression. There was a time when any ol’ man could go around groping ladies, and that was wrong. That time is over, and we have feminism to thank for it, and I think that’s a good thing. It’s why I welcome feminism in mainstream discourse. … now, about the psychos. They’re wild cards. They follow no logic, subscribe to no ideology, respect no laws. They are one of nature’s cruel curveballs. You just have… Read more »
Oh, and I think the print above the video has it all wrong. The author basically say that culturally engendered male entitlement drives men to this sort of thing – but don’t vilify all men! It’s just a minority! Bullshit. A culturally engendered sense of entitlement has a MASSIVE effect on the MAJORITY people living in the West (again, think you’re exempt from that because you have a vagina? The MRA’s have adroitly skewered that notion, but I don’t expect you’d listen to them any more than they’d listen to you, since you belong to warring camps). It does NOT… Read more »
What is it you think I can’t identify with? The experience of vulnerability? This will come to a surprise to many feminists, but being straight, white males doesn’t protect you from a damn thing when a psycho decides it’s time for a stabbing spree. The world is still more dangerous for men than it is for women by a long shot. I’ve got numbers to back that up, but I won’t bother quoting them because I’ve learned that statistical fact is meaningless in the face of a staunchly held ideology like feminism, or liberalism, or conservativism, or religion, or whatever.… Read more »

I agree he had mental health issues and that should be addressed but why should we sweep the mysogynist rhetoric under the rug? Just because YOU feel it isn’t important? Yet another man that can’t identify. Let them use what they want to get this information out there, things need to change. Women need to be seen as equals, nothing less.


… one more thing. As you can see I consider this whole discussion worse than misguided – I consider it offensively opportunistic and immature. Why is the “not all men” thing more misguided than any other comment made by most people on this subject? I’m asking seriously. I’m not on twitter, so I don’t know.