#YesAllWomen Tweets Remind Us That We All Must Work To Ensure Equal Rights And Respect For Women
Elliot Rodger went on a shooting rampage in Isla Vista, California, last Friday because he reportedly wanted to punish the women who had never shown him the affection to which he felt he deserved.
When Rodger's video manifesto was released, he ranted about how the females who had never been attracted to him would pay for not recognizing him as the "perfect gentleman."
But because women are so much more than just things to be pursued and coveted by men, many individuals took to Twitter in the shooting's aftermath, popularizing the hashtag #YesAllWomen.
Users have been tagging the hashtag in posts to remind everyone it's never alright for men to feel entitled to women as the Internet comes together to recognize misogynistic views seeking to dis-empower women are unfortunately still employed in everyday life.
We've rounded up some of Twitter's best responses to this tragedy, and hope that these #YesAllWomen comments will inspire others to speak out against hateful opinions through social media and in-person conversations.
Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them - Margaret Atwood #YesAllWomen — Iron Maeven (@cisnotdirty) May 27, 2014
#YesAllWomen bc when I post on the internet that women should be considered human, dudes leave comments like this: pic.twitter.com/c5rvS5oEME — Adam Mordecai (@advodude) May 27, 2014
#YesAllWomen because I am scared when I take a cab, walk home, ride my bike, go thru customs/security, and generally move through the world. — talia ralph (@taliabethralph) May 27, 2014
#yesallwomen because men are much more concerned with telling women "not all men" and how to react than telling fellow men to be decent. — Alice (@PenguinGalaxy) May 27, 2014
#YesAllWomen because feminism is not hating men. It’s wanting equal rights and opportunities, and an end to double standards in society. — revelo1630 (@revelo1630) May 27, 2014
For every single time a guy put me down for being smart/funny/loud and called me "intimidating" instead of "awesome." #YesAllWomen — Cassy (@cassyhough) May 27, 2014
We are still teaching women on how not to be raped rather than telling men not to rape. #YesAllWomen — Meltem Arıkan (@MeltemArikan) May 27, 2014
#YesAllWomen because you learn more about great women in history from google doodles than you do from your textbooks. — HaleyMancini (@HaleyMancini) May 27, 2014
Because a mans biggest blind date fear is her BMI and a woman's is never making it home #YesAllWomen — Holly Polly (@MiniiG) May 27, 2014
#YesAllWomen Because I am so tired of women having to learn rules for safety when men should be learning rules for behaviour. — pocahontas (@_SwavyMami) May 27, 2014
Because when girls go to college they're buying pepper spray and rape whistles while guys are buying condoms #yesallwomen — Paige Marie (@peeg13) May 27, 2014
There's nothing wrong with telling a little girl she's beautiful, but I'd rather spend that moment telling her she's powerful. #YesAllWomen — Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) May 27, 2014
Because my hormones make me an ineffective leader and a man's hormones absolve him of rape #yesallwomen — Tessa (@TessaKerlin) May 27, 2014
60% of the sexual assaults in the last 5 years weren't reported - and too many who do report face persecution and reprisal. #YesAllWomen — Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) May 27, 2014
Because women are taught to hate themselves if men reject them, and men are taught to hate women if women reject them. #YesAllWomen — ѕнεℓвѕ (@Shelbs_Ralls) May 26, 2014
More people are concerned about why women stay in abusive relationships than why men are ABUSING women. #YesAllWomen — #YesAllWomen (@yesaIIwomen) May 26, 2014
#YesAllWomen because nobody has ever kidnapped hundreds of boys and made them marry women they didn’t know — klange (@klange) May 26, 2014
J.K. Rowling published Harry Potter books with her initials because boys/men wouldn't want to read a book written by a woman. #YesAllWomen — Nina L. Diamond (@ninatypewriter) May 26, 2014
Because Miley Cyrus got shamed & Robin Thicke got applauded. Enough with the double standards. #YesAllWomen — Meg (@sassylibrarian1) May 26, 2014
Because Twitter, the company that will profit from #YesAllWomen , has just one woman on its board of directors. — Laurie Kilmartin (@anylaurie16) May 26, 2014
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