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So the #MenAreTrash Forum ended a while ago. I have thoughts that I will share shortly but for clarity, I will respect the confidentiality of what was said and speak about my general views of what went right, what went wrong and what could be improved. Soon come.
As stated originally, I went with an open heart and mind to the #MenAreTrash Forum because I wanted to give men the opportunity to do what we feminists, activists and conscious people have told them to do: hold their fellow men accountable. The forum seemed well intended.
I fully understand the concern that many women raised that their exclusion would lead to the creation of an echo chamber where men would shift blame for their behaviours, especially since the hashtag started with women expressing their frustrations, challenges and trauma.
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Here’s a new comic!

Instagram spinelessly kept removing this post, so hopefully Twitter’s a little more accommodating of, y’know, NOT HATE SPEECH? 1/3
(3/3) Cheers! #menaretrash #notallmen
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This is awesome! Thank you @marcel__za for this tweet that highlights the issue that so many of us are trying to explain regarding #MenAreTrash...
The issue? That too many men are either too sexist, too callous, too toxic, too disinterested, too invested in the way things currently are, or too offended by a hashtag to even understand what women in this country endure.
How does this tweet do that?
It shows that, rather than try to understand the issue, you will present a straw man argument to validate your position that there is no gender-based violence problem in this country.
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For many South Africans, and pretty much every South African woman, yesterday was harrowing. The terrible rape and murder of #UyineneMrwetyana and the abduction of 6 year old Amy-Lee de Jager brought into the spotlight the terrible fear that all South African women face daily.
And women took to social media to express their fear, mainly using the hashtag #MenAreTrash
But perhaps the worst part (if it could get any worse) was the number of men who took umbrage to women speaking out.
It was despicable that in the midst of women expressing their worst fears and experiences, some men decided that, rather than listen and understand, they would take offence and respond with #NotAllMen.
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A DIVORCED SINGLE MOTHER WROTE
I am writing to you in order to make someone understand that it's good to appreciate our partners despite their flaws.
I am 32 years of age.
My ex husband and I dated for 6 years.
We where best of friends.
I waited until he completed college and started work.
My family and his family then met.
We got married and had a son. (7 years old now).
My husband was short tempered at times but our problems started when I wanted to make him feel he couldn't control me.
Every time we argued, I would pack my bags, go to my family and explain.
My sisters would phone my husband and shout at him.
If he was controlling me I would always dare him that if he wished, he could divorce me.
I never wanted divorce.
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So, #MenAreTrash...

It's a #Thread.
Some details are sensitive, but sharing them is necessary👇🏾
First of all, origins:

On April 28 2017. South African Sandile Mantsoe stabbed his girlfriend Karabo Mokoena, doused her in petrol, burned her, and buried her remains in a shallow grave. The body was discovered the next day, burnt beyond recognition. It couldn't be identified
Until May 10, by her mother.

Around the same time, 3 year old Courtney Pieters (also from SA) goes missing. Her body is found dumped on May 13. It will later emerge that Mortimer Saunders, a childhood friend of her father who was living with the family killed her. He raped her,
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Don't be offended at #MenAreTrash, if you are
1. Who asks for proof when a woman says she was raped.
2. Who expects a woman to give up her career.
3. Who believes in having a baby every year and wants a son.
4. Who asks his mother for permission to attend to his wife.
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5. Who believes his wife must ask for permission to visit her parents.
6. Who believes his sister needs his permission.
7. Who spends evenings with friends instead of family.
8. Who expects his clothes and breakfast be ready in the morning.
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9. Who doesn't protest his mother and sisters for rejecting girls in search for his wife.
10. Who expects dowry or asks for money from in-laws.
11. Who believes it is his right to demand women to follow Quranic instructions specifically for women.
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Puisque je n'arrive pas à dormir, petit thread littéraire improvisé sur Corneille et la Place Royale.
Vous connaissez Corneille sans doute depuis le collège / lycée avant tout pour Le Cid, tragi-comédie de 1637 qui a déclenché une querelle littéraire, ou bien pour ses tragédies. On a aussi en tête l'anecdote de ma rivalité avec Racine pour l'histoire de Bérénice.
*sa rivalité (ça commence bien)
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Weiße Männer verbringen zwei Wochen im Mittleren Osten, erklären sich für Experten, schreiben Bücher, werden auf Talkshows eingeladen etc. Nach dem Maßstab qualifizieren mich meine zehn Jahre in Deutschland als Deutschlandexpertin. Ein Thread über die deutsche Gesellschaft.
Deutsche haben keinen Humor.
Deutsche kennen keine Gastfreundlichkeit.
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A very sweary thread, I make no apologies, on online dating sites:

Divorce stressful? Nah, it's a walk in the park compared to the absolute cluster fuck world of @PlentyOfFish and @bumble...and the wankers that inhabit them...(1)
Who the actual fuck are the men that hawk their shite on these sites? In the last 3 months I've been scammed, hurt, disappointed, let down, blown out, used, ignored, lied to, blocked. And the number of fake profiles I've reported and yet back they come..(2)
Now the question is what does online dating provide for men and women? In my experience it means men can be cowards, wankers and treat women with utter disregard and contempt.. women are just looking for someone to love them..(3)
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Ein Erklärungsthread zu #MenAreTrash, für alle die es noch nicht verstanden haben:
Männer, die uns körperliche und sexuelle Gewalt antun: offensichtlich Trash
Männer, die bei dieser Gewalt tatenlos zusehen und sie dulden: Trash
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Voici le thread le plus complet (autoproclamé) sur pourquoi les SJW spé facho sont un problème de taille :
Avant de commencer petit disclairmer : tous les propos qui seront tenus ici seront vérifiables et je peux sourcer mon article, il vous suffira simplement de me DM afin de me demander tout ce que voulez en terme de preuves. Voilà voilà bonne lecture.
Un petit sommaire pour bien situer de quoi on va parler :
I. Les sjw en général
II. Les sjw Facho
III. Le côté vicieux de leur discours
IV. Leurs méthodes plus que fallacieuses
V. Comment contrer les SJW
1. Avec de vrais arguments
2. En trollant
VI. En vrai, c'est si grave?
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Kleiner Medienkompetenzkurz zu #MenAreTrash (Thread).

(1.) Woher kommt das?
[der Hashtag war eine Reaktion auf Übergriffe in Südafrika, Primer: okayafrica.com/real-story-beh…]
(2.) Was macht das mit uns, was machen Menschen damit?
[Einerseits wird feministische Kritik daran festgemacht, die fast immer differenziert ist und nicht Männer pauschal abwertet. Das behauptet aber eine antifeministische Bewegung, die den Hashtag ebenfalls intensiv nutzt.]
(3.) Wie verhalte ich mich dazu?
[Ist das Resultat von (1.) und (2.) – wer vorschnell sagt, ich lehne den Hashtag ab, weil es gibt ganz wunderbare Männer, ignoriert halt
a) dass damit ein wichtiges gesellschaftliches Engagement ausgeblendet wird
und
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99% Männer:
Frauen sind hysterisch, sollen sich nicht so haben, die paar nettgemeinten Klatscher auf'n Po, was zieht'se sich auch so an, wenn'se's Trinkgeld nicht in den Ausschnitt haben will? Vergewaltigt, naja, ob das'ne richtige war, weiß man ja nicht, Aussage geg. Aussage &
Frauen sind ja hysterisch. Immer viel zu emotional, auch wenn'se geil aussehen. Darf man ja ma sagen...antwortet nicht, die hässliche Schlampe? War ja klar, die will ja eh keiner. Zu mehr, als zur Tippse oder zur Saftschubse reicht's doch gar nich' & dann wernse alalong schwanger
1% Männer: grummelt unhörbar.

85% Frauen: (peinliches gekicher) das meint er ja nicht so, war ja nur'n Klaps, tut ja keinem weh. Und is' ja irgendwie'n Kompliment, wahrscheinlich. Jetzt trage ich eben hochgeschlossen und teil mir das Trinkgeld mit den Kollegen. Tränen, ach was,
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Solidarité entre meufs et #MenAreTrash : thread suite à une intervention chez le voisin après avoir entendu de drôles de bruits dans la cage d'escalier et des hurlements sur le palier d'en face.
Je préfère tout raconter tant que c'est frais dans mon esprit et parce que je suis trop décalquée pour dormir.
Il est donc minuit et demie et ça fait plusieurs minutes que j'entend hurler chez le voisin. Inquiète, je vais frapper et c'est le gars qui habite là qui m'ouvre et m'explique que sa meuf et sa pote sont mortes bourrées.
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Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to the #BlackTwitterAwards2017 proudly brought to you by Black Twitter. I’m your host @SpitchNzawumbi . Thank you so much to my co-host @portiagumedesa
TONIGHT we will honour the icons who made 2017 memorable for us. To open the night here is...
Give it up for Ntokozo for that world class performance...👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Well ladies and Gents, one thing @portiagumedesa and I can agree on is, coming to this very moment has been a lot of hard work. All our nominees are deserving winners. So we will get into it.
Here we go.....

The Best Tweeter Thief award goes to @danielmarven 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
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