Because +Google+ is a big fat fail today with what is going on – I decided to share…

Because +Google+ is a big fat fail today with what is going on – I decided to share what is happening on +Twitter  with the #yesallwomen  tag.

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. 
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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. 
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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.

The #yesallwomen  hashtag on +Twitter :
https://twitter.com/hashtag/YesAllWomen?src=tren

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  

Because +Google+ is a big fat fail today with what is going on – I decided to share what is happening on +Twitter  with the #yesallwomen  tag.

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.

The #yesallwomen  hashtag on +Twitter :

https://twitter.com/hashtag/YesAllWomen?src=tren

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  

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59 thoughts on “Because +Google+ is a big fat fail today with what is going on – I decided to share…

  1. The word "friendzone" is repugnant. Women are not vending machines a guy puts Nice tokens into until a can of Sex falls out.

    Hopefully we can do a better job raising the next generation of males and females

  2. I don't take Twitter seriously … I see so many disgusting things on the site sometimes I wonder if these people are even real people. Whether it is support for Nazi ideology, bashing women, advocating slavery, … The only site that used to be worse was YouTube.

    As far as how women are treated, in my country and the Middle East in general, they are treated as property … as objects to be acquired and kept by men. It's disgusting.

  3. If someone steals money from you do you do nothing about it because not everyone stole money from you?  If someone cuts in line in front of you do you do nothing about it because everyone did not cut in front of you?  If an adult punches a kid in the head do you do nothing about it because not all adults punch kids in the head?  Enough with this dumbass "not all men are like that" point.  If a person is uncomfortable addressing the situation then they should just be quiet rather than offering up such an ignorant comment.

    As for the guys in the youtube comments above, there are, the whole lot of them, cowards posting from the safety of their hovels.  They are the same hyenas you'd find cheering on many other instances of violence, racism, antipathy and misogyny.  They are little people who'd crumble if confronted.

  4. +Andrew Ragland be careful, that comment may get you some angry replies about how we need to be careful of how we "overly masculinize" men and our expectations of them. /sigh (sorry for the sarcasm)

    We're all damned if we do and damned if we don't – but I've scared off/blocked most of the really vitriolic hateful people here that like to come and abuse people for wanting equality and awareness.

  5. As long as there is freedom of speech coupled with online anonymity, there will always be trolls who are well practised in the art of saying exactly the right thing to piss off the decent majority and I don't see this changing anytime soon.
    Weak and immature men will flail around looking for someone or something to blame for the ills of their life. Sometimes it's the government or a company that refused to hire them or an entire gender because of the perceived rejections by those they have interacted with.
    In the 60's and 70's paedophiles were regarded as little more than sad old men and were even the subjects in comic postcards – harmless and pathetic.
    Now though, quite rightly they are universally regarded as a parasitic, corrosive danger to society and receive harsh justice when caught. Police all over the developed world now have trained dedicated officers to root it out and expose the perpetrators.
    I am at a loss as to why violence against women still doesn't have the same visceral reaction in the general population. It's a very complicated issue with no easy or quick answers.
    However, it must be kept firmly front and centre in the public mind and not allowed to fade into the background if we not just women but all of us are to see an end to the disgusting and barbarous crimes committed against women. 

  6. People are violent not men. For every man fighting their's a woman that started it and a women that cheering him on. and a woman that films the fight and a woman that watches it on you tube. Behind every good war there's a good woman.  What I don't like is the battle of the sexes and the pretentious innocence of feminists that act as if women are any different to men. We are in it together for better or worse and the worse type of world is a world that divides us. 

  7. The guy had way more issues then his perceived rejection by girls. If you watch that chilling video he was so detached. I am no phycologist but he had a form of high level Aspergers I would not be surprised if he had psychopathic tendensies. All these posts blaming woman for his actions beggar belief in the 21st century. His parents were aware something was wrong but sadly the police decided because he was quiet and polite he was ok. This is sadly what happens when police think they are psychiatrists.

  8. Jennifer: Every group owes a responsibility to all other people to be self-policing. I realize you're being sarcastic, but it comes down to, don't let the assholes in your own group hurt people in other groups or make your group as a whole look bad. If you don't take care of the problems within your group, someone else will take care of them for you, probably in a less satisfactory fashion for all concerned.

  9. If that rich crybaby bitch could not get laid in that BMW, it's his own fault for being a creeper. And holy shit, why does everyone just have sex with so many people now? what happened to morals?

  10. +Kenneth M, I fail to see how someone's sexual practices are related to their morals.

    On another note, this is ridiculous. No one owes ANYONE ANYTHING, least of all sex. You are not entitled to have sex with someone because you're a "nice person". If that's your goal with someone, then NEWS FLASH: you're not nice! You're an ass.

  11. Pretty amazed to see this hasn't devolved into a horrible contest of wills somehow in my comments while I was gone.

    I'm also pretty sure that a lot of (really dumb) people uncircled me from the image, having zero idea how it's in context.

    This is my clever way to get stupid people out of my life :p  

  12. If we're to behave like proper adults, treating or thinking of women as objects should never be seen as acceptable.  There's no special entitlement and nor should there be.  So called "nice guys" who think they're entitled to sex or female affection aren't really nice at all.  You can't even think of them as adults.  They're spoiled children who need to take a long look in the mirror and grow up.

    Or stated more simply, objectification of women is wrong and childish.

  13. My God, people can be so ignorant and closed minded, we really need to start raising our next generation properly so that this type of thinking doesn't continue.

  14. I think a lot of the problem is no parental interest in their child's growing up,some parent's and their offspring never make it out of the teenage years,no respect for anyone else but that is what the world has become.

  15. I think a lot of the problem is that we keep pretending this shit is an outlier. I think a lot of the problem is that we keep pretending there's a kind of math where gendered violence isn't actually about the fact that the victims are women.

  16. No. It's HOW YOU GET THERE.

    The default person in our male societal coding is male, so men treat other men as people. Women are coded as objects and are treated as such, even at levels that are basically subconscious at this point.

    If we. As a society. Treated women like people and not objects, these events would cease. (Other kinds of killings might fill the void, I don't know, but misogyny would cease.)

    [Editing to make clear I'm responding to Ron. +Brandon Borill and I seem to be in agreement. :) ]

  17. Some guys are VIOLENT PSYCHOPATHS AND RAPISTS AND MURDERERS, however, most guys are, for the most part, friendly and peaceful like moi!!!  Women are constantly viewed as `…sex objects…` and `…guys property…`,however, views in Western Society are changing at a rapid pace as more women take on the roles that men once exclusively performed!!!

  18. +Ron Mecredy I think I understand your question, and don't have the complete answer. But for me, it starts with what behavior am I modeling for my grandsons? What jokes do I tell, what remarks do I make, do they catch me eyeing a "pretty young thing," (or worse, making remarks about her), etc.? So many of the behaviors I grew up (1960s/1970s) understanding as "male bonding" are really about dehumanizing women.

    Where do fratboy movies (watch Porky's – a pioneer in this field – someday if you have a strong stomach) and other cultural artifacts fit in this picture? How do we think about the women who, sadly, mold themselves to the expected diminished role to get along?

    Your question is core – but only if we agree that there is a structural, deep problem.

    Are we there yet?

  19. +John Bordeaux agreed there is a problem and we must always start with ourselves and speak up when you hear it start.  You can see it in the founding documents where we have to constantly remind ourselves that we are created equal because we so quickly forget it.

  20. Half of us would not know about the problem other people are having, except for the internet. This would have been a madman kills 7 people except for the internet. 22 years this man went without anyone knowing that there might be a problem. Someone could have known the week leading up to the brutal murders.    

  21. Society has changed so rapidly in the last 100 years, last 50 years and even the last decade or two. Such a rapid societal change brings about a lot of unknown variables. Children playing violent video games today vs children playing hide and seek or kick the can in the 50s.

    Or perhaps its a lack of faith or religion. In the 50s, almost every American family would go to church on Sundays. Today, that percentage has shrunk big time. And this isn't about religion at all. Church is just good for two reasons. One, the stories contained in any religious text (whether its the Bible, the Quran, the Book of Mormon, etc) always have a good moral to them and a wise person can extract those morals and apply them to their own life. And two, I think children going to church can help them develop a moral conscious. They learn what is morally right and wrong and they grow up one day, hopefully, applying those same morals to their everyday life.

    Or perhaps its not video games or church. Maybe its technology and Internet. Sex and violence are so easily accessible through the Internet now. The kind of exposure just can't be good for any child, or adult. 

    My point on all this really is that if you raise your children and expose them to what you believe are good morals, then it will rub off. And telling children what is right and wrong is not good enough. They need to see it first hand. Open the car door for the girl. Offer your jacket if you're out somewhere and she's cold. Treat women with respect and this respect will rub off on children.

    Sorry for such a long comment lol  

  22. Wow please support Jane Fonda One Billion Rising. Women should not have to correct men. It is my opinion that the good guys should be the ones who correct men. My brothers always got on any man that was abusive towards women the other men would direct them. Such as the case I the movie "Chocolat" Depp and Binoche wherein the town clergy men corrected the man who beat up on poor Josephine.

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