When the recent killing spree in Santa Barbara, California was revealed to be the result of a disturbed young man’s deep-seated misogyny and objectification of women, the women of Twitter responded by showing us that the problem is deeper and more wide-spread than we would like to admit.
This is the result of a society that…
…says women are “too whiny” for asking to be treated equally
…says a woman’s job is to please her husband and make babies
…blames women and coddles men who can’t keep their eyes and hands to themselves
#YesAllWomen because the first time I was sexually assaulted and I told someone, they called me a liar.
— Samantha Field (@virtusetveritas) May 25, 2014
#yesallwomen because in 9th grade gym class the girls learned self defense while the boys played basketball
— ariel lebeau (@arielhatesyou) May 25, 2014
Because somehow people still use the word ‘feminist’ as an insult, as if asking for equal respect is a disgusting idea. #yesallwomen
— Hannah Berry (@streakofpith) May 25, 2014
Because I fear rape violence more than I fear dying. #YesAllWomen
— Sarah Murray (@aLovelyFrame) May 25, 2014
#YesAllWomen, because I legitimately thought of myself as men’s property until I was 24 years old.
— Dani Kelley (@danileekelley) May 25, 2014
Because I wore a fake wedding ring when I waitressed. “Belonging” to another man was the only way to get customers to back off. #YesAllWomen
— Tess Sharpe (@sharpegirl) May 24, 2014
I’ve spent 19 yrs teaching my daughter how not to be raped. How long have you spent teaching your son not to rape? #yesallwomen
— Deanna Raybourn (@deannaraybourn) May 24, 2014
— Soraya Chemaly (@schemaly) May 24, 2014