Over the weekend, a 23-year-old man took down "meninism" in a single, brilliant comeback.
Run by “meninists,” a group that claims men need the “same equality as women,” the offensive Meninist Twitter account often shares photos and ideas that promote a patriarchal ideal and incite controversy.
On Friday, the account tweeted a photo of Adam Harris on his wedding day. In the photo, Harris is seen crying -- evidently overcome with emotion.
He's thinking about all the side hoes he has to give up pic.twitter.com/7e1Kyiz8VM — Meninist (@MeninistTweet) May 22, 2015
Harris explained the emotional shot,
We agreed not to do the first look because we thought it would be more exciting to see each other for the first time during the ceremony. When it came time in the ceremony for her to walk down the aisle, our DJ played 'Beautiful' by Meshell Ndegeocello and the doors above the stairs opened. When I saw her, I couldn't hold back feelings of excitement and love, she looked gorgeous. Our photographer, Dustin Finklestein, captured the moment perfectly.
When Harris saw the Meninist account's grossly inaccurate description of his photo, he decided to fire back in the most gentlemanly way possible, and Twitter rallied in support of his amazing response.
In response to Meninist's "side hoes" joke, Harris tweeted:
Or I was thinking about my wife, but you know, do you. https://t.co/MS5TBkT0hy — Adam Harris (@AdamHSays) May 23, 2015
Harris later explained, "I just reacted how I would normally."
@AdamHSays bless you and your wife! you look amazing! best wishes — maya (@sdkftkiki) May 23, 2015
Both women and men applauded his response to the rude Meninist tweet.
.@AdamHSays your answer to this filth is the epitome of elegance. And your wife looks like a dream. Stay blessed. — Rima (@terracolta) May 23, 2015
And it's been retweeted over 77,000 times.
@AdamHSays such a badass response to this, correcting without trying to be aggressive back. Serious respect — Enma (@MineralMoon) May 23, 2015
Some people even said Harris singlehandedly restored their faith in love.
@AdamHSays Those are lovely photos. Commiserations on the horror of the net, but we can see you're at the start of a beautiful life together — KateMaltby (@KateMaltby) May 24, 2015
Harris says the responses to his comeback have been "really awesome."
@AdamHSays absolutely hate this account and when they use peoples personal moments and mock it with a high following — Wxnia (@Wxnia) May 23, 2015
This about sums up our thoughts:
@AdamHSays THIS IS THE BEST TWEET I'VE EVER SEEN — ☻☹ (@Teardroplirry) May 25, 2015
Citations: This Man Sent The Perfect Reply To Meninists After They Mocked His Wedding Photo (BuzzFeed)