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
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,
These two murders came into public spotlight at around the same time. One Twitter user then
Over time it grew into a movement which even though, yes, calls out individual men, is much more aimed at the patriarchal system we live in. When people use the sentence, they don't usually mean to say every single man who's ever existed is trash.
Women are routinely gang raped and killed in India. Hundreds of
We live in a world where in many countries, society forces raped girls 2 stay silent in the name of culture & protecting
You'll be hard pressed to find a woman who has
And then we have men who don't necessarily do all these awful things, but who don't lift a finger when it's their colleagues,
So when women, out of anger say that men are trash, before giving in to the instinct to jump and say #NotAllMen, first take a moment to listen,
Remember that these women know wonderful men. But they also know "wonderful men" who ended up being major disappointments. Remember that even though they're willing to give men the benefit of the doubt, the truth is that they
Try to look past yourself, your hurt ego & positive identity. You will understand that it's really not about you as an individual... unless you know deep down that it is.