The 21st century must be a really hard time for misogynistic men. Every day they get up, they see women going to work. When they step out of their houses, they see them voicing their opinion. When they open the TV, they see them spearheading multi-national companies. And when they go to the movies, they see women in leading roles. But while a lot of them have learned to shut up after learning how obsolete they’re, some men just give in to their misogynistic urges.
While replying to a woman who was explaining how sexual harassment works, a man threw logic out of the window and straightaway came up with the most sexist statement tweet there is.
Telling a woman on the street shes gorgeous or wolf whistles arent sexual harassment. I Just wish we could go back to the early 1900s where women were actually women and didnt hate men.
— Craig (@lordofsnowflake) July 20, 2018
Okay. First off, that calls for a face-palm.
And secondly, whenever there’s a change in our society, it happens because it needs to. Cat calling was as sexist then as it’s now. The only difference is that there weren’t enough people back in the 1900s who were saying so.
As the sexism in Craig’s statement was so obvious, netizens clamoured to reprimand him. However, the best retort came for author Jennifer Wright.
Mary Shelly lost her virginity on her mom's grave, facilitated a lesbian wedding, and carried her dead husband’s heart around in a bag, so, yeah, I agree, let’s return to traditional values. pic.twitter.com/GvB8Rm8YWq
— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) August 5, 2018
Considering how Craig never came back to respond to this epic shutdown from Jennifer, there’s a slight possibility that he had learnt his lesson.
Just to make sure Craig’s sexism never acts up, he was given a healthy dose of equality by Twitter.
1. You’re overestimating his historical knowledge.
In the early 1900's women:
– couldnt vote
– was considered the property of their husband.
-really couldnt work
-couldnt attend college for what was considered "mens jobs".
Your statement tells me all i need to know about you. #chauvenist
— 🔥🐲Mandy🔥🐲 (@mandymais) July 20, 2018
2. There’s a saying for that.
When you’re a woman who is walking, it’s actually hard to tell a harmless whistler from a rapist who is just getting started with his assault. For my personal safety, I have to assume the worst and it’s pretty stressful!
— Laurie Kilmartin (@anylaurie16) July 21, 2018
3. I think men never mean it as a compliment.
Hi Craig. Woman here. I know you think that it’s a compliment to be whistled at on the street, but here’s how it feels. It feels like we are objects, there for men’s pleasure. Like we may need to fear for our safety, if we don’t smile. Like we should cover up more in shame.
— CO'B (@wellshaken) July 20, 2018
Oh no chum. We hated you then, too. https://t.co/NGaBHCJbq6
— badly drawn bee 🐝 (@soapachu) August 6, 2018
5. Who knows when it’ll end?
The never ending cycle of ignorance. https://t.co/m8HvYyH2tt
— Krysta B-McC (@KrystaBMcC) August 9, 2018
6. And that concludes today’s lesson on how to deal with sexist men.
Wolf whistling is *exactly the fucking same* as walking right up to someone and shouting YOU SEXUALLY AROUSE ME in their face. If I’m walking down a street I’m minding my business, not inviting people to objectify me.
TLDR; fuck off Craig you entitled oblivious troglodyte https://t.co/GEuXkAzjpA
— Kara (@karahazel) August 7, 2018
Personally, it’s quite difficult to understand how do these people live with their sexism. It’s toxic and unnecessary and they should get some therapy. Or they can just let it out on Twitter and let these women beat them into shape.