While women take the lead for being the most affected by the vicious patriarchal society, men need to join in and hold other men accountable.
Sexism is rampant and has trickled into all areas of life. It is a false idea that women are inferior to men because of their sex. It is a harmful belief to hold that disproportionately impacts women and girls. As per the Council of Europe, sexism is also the root cause of gender inequality. People are put into boxes based on their sex and gender which may sometimes be violently enforced. There are also different levels of sexism. While some are obvious and there is also subtle sexism that could be even more insidious. The overt and covert forms of sexism could be potentially fatal if left unchecked.
The issue of women's safety has taken the forefront following the brutal murder of Sarah Everard. But women's safety is as much a men's issue as it is a woman's. While women take the lead for being the most affected by the vicious patriarchal society, men need to join in and hold other men accountable. Here are several instances of women calling men out for their sexism. It would be in the best of all our interests if men could stop to observe and educate themselves instead of lashing out for being corrected.
teacher: i need some strong boys to carry these chairs— lucy,, (@curledbitch) February 16, 2020
me, a 9 year old girl, already sick of sexism: pic.twitter.com/iAq3y8eelM
Can we all agree that cooking & cleaning is a basic life skill and not a gender role????— Jamz 😵 (@jjamz_) January 16, 2021
I wish people feared their sons being pedophiles, rapist, or being abusive as much as they fear them being gay.— 🦋𝕊𝕒𝕧𝕒𝕟𝕟𝕒𝕙🦋 (@moongoddesscunt) June 16, 2020
Something I heard a lot growing up: Girls, boys mature more slowly than you. Make allowances for them.— Lil Shayno from 97th (@_withawhy) September 20, 2018
Something I never heard: Boys, girls mature more rapidly than you. Look to them as examples of intelligence and leadership.
So I said what I said, and YES I KNOW not every single man in the world acts this way, but the fact that a lot of men do is the problem! If you don’t want to be associated with them: Stop shaming women for enjoying sex and START 👏 SPEAKING 👏 OUT👏 AGAINST 👏 RAPISTS.— kenz (@sevreds) January 16, 2018
When people find out I have all sons, they often say, "at least the teen yrs will be easier, boys are less emotional than girls", so I guess my 14 yo having 45 min meltdown about putting his own plate in the dishwasher is just him loudly expressing his rational masculine logic.— Emma Arnold (@iamaroadtrip) December 1, 2019
its always amazed me how “i have a boyfriend” is the strongest card to get guys to stop harassing me bc they’ll respect a man they don’t know before they respect the woman in front of them— Shahd (@ShahdBatal) June 17, 2020
It is not. This is one way we teach children that the female body is criminal and harmful, but the violation of it is not.— datingafeminist (@datingafeminist) May 10, 2017
My teenage nephew told me he asked a girl out and she turned him down. I said, "You know what to do now, right?" He said, "I know I know keep trying" and I said "NO. LEAVE HER ALONE. She gave you an answer." He was shocked. NO ONE had told him that before. TEACH. YOUR. BOYS. https://t.co/yrxjNRnfk5— 💀🩸Witch, Hunting 🦷🌹 (@adigoesswimming) May 20, 2018
The same men who decided women were legally the property of their fathers and/or husbands and therefore could not own property or hold bank accounts of their own. 🙃 https://t.co/5Hndu4YKzc— J. Skyler (@jskylerinc) January 22, 2020