If you’re on Twitter, or online for that matter, you’ve probably seen the discussion of the hashtag #yesallwomen. This was a response to the hashtag #notallmen.
If none of that makes sense to you, I kind of envy you. An ignorance of social media would be a very nice thing once in a while. But if you’ve been following it, I’m interested in your thoughts. #yesallwomen has generated an enormous amount of discussion about women, sexism, abuse, misogyny, misandry (depending on who you ask), entitlement, sex, and on and on.
I don’t have much to add, but I’ll say this:
I am largely the man I am today because of the strong, kind women I’ve been lucky enough to have in my life. I owe them almost everything (love you too, dad, but I think you’d agree that we both lucked out!).
As to the harassment, sexism, and fear that women have to deal with every day, I won’t even pretend I can understand what it’s like.
But I will do my best to empathize and try not to contribute to the problem.
Grateful to all kind, decent, strong women today. Keep at it.