is a big fat fail today with what is going on - I decided to share what is happening on +Twitter
with the #yesallwomen
Here is a blog post about what exactly is going on with the hashtag:http://ginadenny.blogspot.de/2014/05/yesallwomen.html
Here is a snippet:#YesAllWomen
Trigger warning: Sexual violence and everything related to it.
Every time there is a heavily publicized act of violence against women just for being women, there is an inevitable backlash of "Hey, come on. Not all men..."
"Not all men are jerks."
"Not all men treat women that way."
"Not all men are violent psychopaths."
And the resounding answer is always: DUH.
We all know that NOT ALL MEN ARE ____________
. We know. But the reason we need to talk about violence against is women is because even though not all men are violent psychopaths, all women have to learn the difference between a violent psychopath and a regular guy.
That's how the #YesAllWomen
hashtag started. It tells the story of how every woman has been subjected to the actions of this small, minority group of men. Those who are jerks, those who do treat women that way, and those who are violent psychopaths.
Hashtag Slacktivism rarely accomplishes anything. In fact, it almost always accomplishes nothing. But in this particular case, it accomplished exactly the thing it set out to accomplish.
It shared our stories.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This whole hashtag is in response to the UCSB shooter, who wrote a 140 page manifesto about how he was rejected sexually and women deserved to be punished for not giving him what he was entitled to; sex.
Link to manifesto: http://www.scribd.com/doc/225960813/Elliot-Rodger-Santa-Barbara-mass-shooting-suspect-My-Twisted-World-manifesto
The image below is just a teeny percentage of You Tube comments commiserating with the murderer.
hashtag on +Twitter
Is something everyone
needs to be looking at today.
I am posting this today because when I searched up the hashtag on Google+ I found about a dozen posts only. No one seems to know, so, here it is. Also, I continually suck it up and take the abuse I'll receive for posting this because I'm used to it
for posting stuff like this and that is precisely WHY we need the hashtag #yesallwomen