Some of the #YesAllWomen tweets:
#YesAllWomen Because every single woman I know has a story about a man feeling entitled to access to her body. Every. Single. One.
#YesAllWomen Because every woman I know has experienced some form of sexual harassment, abuse or assault, myself included.
#YesAllWomen because the media will mourn the lives of ruined high school football players, but not of the girls they assaulted
#YesAllWomen because we still treat misogyny like it’s built into male biology.
Men’s greatest fear is that women will laugh at them, while women’s greatest fear is that men will kill them. -Margaret Atwood #YesAllWomen
“Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.” -Maya Angelou
Why does the suggestion that half the human race be treated with respect by the other half arouse such fury in the latter half?
Because in about 30 states, rapists whose victims choose to keep the baby can get parental rights, like weekend visitation. WTF #YesAllWomen
#YesAllWomen because when someone writes threats about us online, Twitter says it is ‘not abuse’, not a warning sign, not even unusual
#YesAllWomen because every time I try to say that I want gender equality I have to explain that I don’t hate men.
In college, we’d regularly find girls who had been roofie’d and left passed out in the parking lot next to our dorm. REGULARLY.
#YesAllWomen bc the odds of shark attack are 1 in 3,148,067 + the odds of rape are 1 in 6, but being cautious of men is misandry”
In college, a police officer told us to scream FIRE if we were in danger of being assaulted otherwise people won’t get involved
When I had a seizure in my home, the EMS guys asked my roommates if it was possible I was trying to get a boy’s attention.
Once again, are mugging victims or male assault victims asked what they were wearing during an attack? This is still a debate?
For every single time a guy put me down for being smart/funny/loud and called me “intimidating” instead of “awesome.”
#YesAllWomen because there’s never been a debate over whether or not a man means No when he says it.
Necessary asterisk to #YesAllWomen: race, class, trans status, queerness—all these things are multipliers of these damaging experiences.
#YesAllWomen because apparently the clothes I wear is a more valid form of consent than the words I say
Because men’s reaction to hearing about the sexual harassment women face multiple times a day is “carry a weapon.”
#YesAllWomen because if a girl writes a song about heartbreak she’s ridiculed, when a man writes a song about rape it goes #1 on the charts
#YesAllWomen because even this hashtag is being infiltrated by men trying to invalidate women’s experiences
#YesAllWomen deserve to live free from threats of domestic violence & sexual assault. We must shine a bright light on such despicable crimes