Yes, all women have been demeaned by men.
Yes, all women have been harassed.
Yes, all women are disgusted by Elliot Rodgers, a topic which I already wrote about in a recent post.
What is #YesAllWomen? It’s a hashtag that started awhile ago in response to Male Rights Activist’s complaints of things such as “friend-zoning.” However, this hashtag didn’t start trending until about two nights ago.
Since then there has been a massive surge of both women and men speaking up for Women’s Rights. There’s thousands upon thousands of tweets of women and men who are absolutely horrified at the way women are treated. I’d like to say right now, that it is not all men who do this, but it is all women who receive.
Why Do We Need #YesAllWomen?
#YesAllWomen is the TOP Trend on Twitter Right Now
#YesAllWomen is important, and no, it’s #NotAllMen but that’s not what these tweets are saying. If you’re one of the males who whine about your own hurt feelings instead of the horrors many of these women have gone through, please go reevaluate your life. Feminism isn’t bashing men. Feminism is getting women on equal ground as men. Many of these women are getting harassed for simply putting their stories out there.
Not all men, but far too many.
I need #YesAllWomen because my first boyfriend told me that if I didn’t sleep with him, I was going to be alone, pathetic, and useless.
I need #YesAllWomen because I’m afraid to walk home alone at night.
I need #YesAllWomen because there’s a teacher at my school who makes the girls with big breasts sit up front.
I need #YesAllWomen because people laughed when I told them I was going on a two week camping trip.
I need #YesAllWomen because almost all of my guy friends have either asked me for sex or pictures.
I need #YesAllWomen because I lost several friends because they got angry when I said no.
I need #YesAllWomen because girls around me are raped and abused.
I need #YesAllWomen because we are told that “boys will be boys.”
The world needs feminism because everyone should be equal. The world needs feminism because rape has been renamed “non-consensual sex” so it sounds better. The world needs feminism because people are being told that acting like a girl is bad. The world needs feminism because misogyny hinders both men and women’s actions.
Men aren’t allowed to cry. Men have to play sports. Men can’t do theatre. Men can’t opt to be stay-at-home fathers. Men can’t wear makeup, carry purses or treat themselves to spa days. Men are restricted from doing certain activities on the basis of their gender just as females are. (Boys Need Feminism, Too)