A bunch of other writers and I had no small measure of frustration this afternoon when we realised there was a hash tag on twitter called #stuffwomendont doanymore.
It was an exercise in frustration; please check out the drivel we got to see below, if you ever question if feminism is still needed your answer is there.
Eventually I had to stop the steam coming out my ears and the hurt I felt for the women who are stuck with assholes who write this stuff.
I had to remind myself of the saying I use when getting wound up about other people’s opinions...
“Does their opinion MATTER to ME?”
The short answer was NO.
The long answer was that as long as they are people who are teaching their Sons and Daughters that they have “their Place” in the world and should stay in it, or they are subjecting their partners to these narrow minded archaic values then YES.
Very much yes.
Because although one idiot in Middle America doesn’t personally impact on me, they do impact on the community around them.
That is why I implore you to quietly point out when someone is out of date, out of a safe place, or just plain old out of line.
Below the “negative section” there is a “positive section”.
Cudos to the Women (and men) who got on there and tried to turn it to a more positive note.
And thanks to the Men in my life who said “yes you can, you will and we will get out of your way while you do!!”
I love you all.
@GimmyKisses: #thingswomendontdoanymore: Stay at home cookin & cleanin. Guys be forced to do it sometimes.
@ike3467: #thingswomendontdoanymore buy condoms
@RKingPan: RT @Jay_2_da_Shep: #thingswomendontdoanymore cook n clean without being asked
@Futuristic24: #thingswomendontdoanymore use their mind
@MKBabyyy: RT @DrChokolate: #ThingsWomenDontDoAnymore know how to cook. They only kno how to make noodles and hot pockets now :(
@theoneeupper: RT @BrainsEatBeauty: #ThingsWomenDontDoAnymore ➜ Value our bodies. Stop treating yourselves like a public water fountain & letting everyone take a sip.
@ISMACKSTARS: RT @JaeREALOFFICIAL: #thingswomendontdoanymore STiCK WITH ONE GROUP: THESES HOS CHANGE TEAMS MORE THAN TERRELL OWENS
@MissCeeBitches: #ThingsWomenDontDoAnymore Wear Jersey dresses ..... It's gonna be a great season for the Lakers #TeamLakers
@corleone843: be domestic, keep a good man, and not complain so much #thingswomendontdoanymore
@ayosGalore: #thingswomendontdoanymore chase guys. its the 21th century #cantbedoingthat
@ftwprez: #thingswomendontdoanymore give a fuck
@LadiSandraMaria: RT @SofysS: #thingswomendontdoanymore: love guys xD!
@vivalaria: RT @BrainsEatBeauty: #ThingsWomenDontDoAnymore ➜ Value our bodies. Stop treating yourselves like a public water fountain & letting everyone take a sip.
@Nonyizie: #thingswomendontdoanymore fall for cheap male tricks.... so sad...
@kwhitfield5: #thingswomendontdoanymore be honest.
@Fab44Me: RT @Fab44Me: #thingswomendontdoanymore Have respect for those of us who stay home to raise our kids and care for our men. Haters.
@JordanIgth: #thingswomendontdoanymore WEAR THERE OWN HAIR.
@HigherGreen: #ThingsWomenDontDoAnymore - cook dinner for they man because they too busy being LAME by watching BGC
Paramore_Rocks #thingswomendontdoanymore be more classy...now days girls are showing too much skin. What happened girls?
Other than the obviously bad spelling, grammer and thought behind the comments, how freaking scary was that???
phased_bemused Get legally raped within marriage, since 1991
LadyNewsNZ have to listen to rules about what women should and shouldn't do
BiscuitCIB have to listen to arbitrary and outdated ideals of femininity, gender performance, sexuality and bodily autonomy
@YoFace_MyLap: Why would we?
In response to...
RT @cassius_cash: #thingswomendontdoanymore allow a nigga to experience a ike and tina relationship wit em
@radioactivejen: make men sandwiches because we discovered it's degrading. That is, unless we REEEEEEALLY like them.
@Jay_Says_: The #thingswomendontdoanymore are mainly because of the #thingsmendontdoanymore...
@iStreetLight: #thingswomendontdoanymore: Wouldn't it be rather sexist/patriarchal of me to include ALL women into such a narrow group?
@PickledBananas4 The #thingswomendontdoanymore trend on twitter is about 95% misogynist whining and 5% interesting.
@scuba_nurse #thingswomendontdoanymore put up with BS expectations of what women 'should' do. Instead living fullfilling livesof their own.