We’re in a new era. Instead of letting the misogynistic behaviors of men happen to us, we’re taking names and calling sh*t out. #MeToo
A recent thread from Twitter user @emrazz highlights the importance of the #MeToo era, because it shows that men can actually be allies in it.
The tweet quickly generated a ton of engagement and has amassed over 850 comments and nearly 5,000 likes in a matter of days. Here are some of the best responses in the thread thus far.
I once saw two men in SF sexually harassing a woman pushing her baby in a stroller. I told them to leave her alone and they both turned on me and threatened to assault me. Advice is difficult because confronting put me at risk, but standing by and doing nothing isn’t an option.
— Jeremy (@flippant80) March 3, 2019
At a church fair, my then 3-year-old son wanted to enter a raffle for a purse. He dropped his tickets in & a man stopped him and said "Son, that's only for girls." I told him purses are portable storage & don't have assigned sexes & to stop spreading harmful messages.
— Daddy Files (@DaddyFiles) March 3, 2019
My best friend in my 20s was like a bodyguard. He was also in musical theater and totally cool with mocking toxic masculinity. He’d come out dancing with us and if anyone danced up on us he’d just start dancing with them, flamboyantly. https://t.co/oPBpAPECLS
— Erynn Brook (@ErynnBrook) March 3, 2019
Relaying a Good Guy moment:
2 yrs ago a man was harassing me & my goddaughter, a 4th grader, on the subway platform after he touched her inappropriately.
Good Guy stepped between the man & us & just stood there silently blocking us from the harasser until the train arrived.
— Nicole Panteleakos 🌏🚀✨ (@NicWritesBooks) March 3, 2019
Some rando grabbed my behind at a bar; I laid into him. A guy overheard me, stepped in and asked if he touched me, the guy made a joke that it was in good fun and the other guy goes, "That's assault, buddy. YOU. DON'T. TOUCH. WOMEN. LIKE. THAT. EVER."
I was absolutely amazed.
— Ali K (@ali_kat09) March 3, 2019
Male workmate came to me for sympathy after referring to a female workmate as "little lady" and being called on it. He expected "yeah, she's overreacting"; he got a very detailed #NotCoolMan instead.
— trent clarke (@trentcsc) March 3, 2019
About a decade ago, guy in my office made a rape joke. I yelled at him in front of the whole team, like 8 people.
I only found out the affect, when he contacted me in '17 to tell me it had stopped him making those jokes again and he now yells at other men doing it.
— Matt Macdonald (@MattMacPoet) March 3, 2019
My husband saw some men harassing a waitress. One grabbed her by the p. He stormed across the restaurant and lifted the man off the floor by his d. Asked him how he liked it. Hub is 6’4”.
— Laura 🇨🇦☘️ (@LauraSoutarHasu) March 3, 2019
I saw two men being assholes to an overweight woman at the gym.
She was having difficulty with a machine.
They gave her dirty looks.
She clearly was intimidated and panicked.
I went up to her “SORRY I’M LATE.”
Told them to “Fuck Off”
Worked out with her until they left.
— YS (@NYinLA2121) March 4, 2019
I was on the bus and a guy was being creepy and another guy walked up and said " arent you jonny's sister? how is he? what's he been up to? still living in the old neighborhood? " etc and creeper went away. I had never met 2nd guy. it was years ago, but i still remember
— laura lake An Impolite, Arrogant Woman (@lauralake3) March 3, 2019
She contacted me the next day and thanked me for not letting her go with them. It turned out to be her abusive ex boyfriend and his friend. She had a restraining order against him and she called the police that same day and told them what happened. Now he’s in a cell somewhere.
— Student of Life (@studentoflife08) March 3, 2019
I call out my high school students all the time. They respect me for some reason 🤷🏽♂️. I explain what it looks like to basically every one else and ask them if that was their intent. They get really uncomfortable, and I usually never hear it again, or they start catching themselves
— 🤴🏽AJ Sisneros (@reepicheep37) March 3, 2019
My father today informed me that he isnt comfortable that I let my two year old run around the house without a shirt on. (Shes two, no clothes stay on very long with this kid) I told him I am uncomfortable with him sexualizing a 2 year old.
— TV's Josh Fisher 🎲🎮🃏 (@RadioFreeFisher) March 3, 2019
My response is similar to others…
A bartender said, “Check out her ass.”
I don’t look, and say, “You can’t say stuff like that.”
Him: “Why not?”
Me: “You work here. She’s a customer. If someone complains, and they should… you’ll get fired, and you should.”
Him: “Oh. OK.”
— Django S. Zeia (@patternscar) March 3, 2019
Someone i respected joked about pretending to be trans so they could get a job because of hiring quotas, and i explained why that wasn't appropriate, nor funny. He apologized, didn't realize how much trans women actually deal with, and felt guilty for the rest of the night.
— Benge-ing on love. (@AndrewDBenge) March 3, 2019
Of course their initial response will be to turn on you for being humorless, whipped, a cuck or whatever. Stick to your guns. Don't let them have power over you. Shrug, say it wasn't funny. Be indifferent to their opinion.
— Benjamin T. Jones (@DrBenjaminJones) March 3, 2019
Lol, in covo with my 14 year old son, talking about being in control of your body and urges.
My 21yr brother “men’s urges are strong though.”
Me: 🤨 “you know what’s a strong urge, pooping, but you’ve learned to control that till the proper time and place…🤷♀️” self control.
— ain’t no sunshine (@cathlab_lacky) March 2, 2019
My best friend whistled at a girl and I told him to cut it out, he was being aggressive. I think I insulted him and I felt bad, but he needed to hear that
— Jason #NeverAgain (@ancatdubh2) March 3, 2019
I was a "fixture" at a bar for a couple years and I was the "bar boyfriend". The bartenders would tell me who was in a predatory situation and I would go act like I was the bf. There were code words listed in the ladies room. I think I helped maybe 30 or 40.
— Loren (@JamesLoren75) March 3, 2019
One of few times I’ve been to a club a guy was trying to get a girl to dance and was being aggressive so I pretended I thought knew him and distracted him. After she left I told him to stop messing with uninterested girls. It’s not hard. #NotCoolMan
— Cody Collins (@CodyDCollins_) March 3, 2019