With media so heavily focused on bad men, you might begin to think that there aren't any good ones left. To find out if this was the case, Twitter user @emrazz addressed their 137K followers, asking all males to share their experience in standing up to misogyny. (Facebook cover image: Alan Kotok)

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The tweet received 833 responses in just two days. And it wasn't just men telling their stories. Folks of both genders were applauding these random acts of kindness, saying their faith in humanity had just been restored.

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studentoflife08 Report

Marc
Community Member
2 years ago

Brave! Again, not many would understand the situation and less would help. Chances are high that they (the guys) put something in her drink. Still happens far too often. Glad the woman got out of it without any harm!

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Monday
Community Member
2 years ago

Replace "women" with "anyone" and you've got a perfect statement. Good on the guy for standing up to the sleazebag though.

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Marc
Community Member
2 years ago

Far too many people (men) still think, that it is okay to make these kind of jokes. For them it is "only" a joke, between guys or friends. But there's nothing funny in it. You might think different about it, when you know someone who was raped.

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Seeing this kind of activity on Twitter is especially interesting. The social network was dubbed as "a toxic place for women" by Amnesty International after the organization conducted a study there. Calling it Troll Patrol, the researchers used crowdsourcing, data sience & machine learning to "measure violence and abuse against women on Twitter."

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RadioFreeFisher Report

Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, America's funniest home videos censor nude children on the show, so maybe talk to your country about that.

Sasy
Community Member
2 years ago

I think that the reason that they MAY censor that kind of thing on the air, is not because they are prudes etc, it is because that footage could then be taken and used in another way by people that are much more dangerous than the average watcher of Funniest Home Videos. Child Pornography can be as basic as a kid naked in a bath, so good on them at whatever that station is for making the children safer. Also considering that the child is too young often to give permission to be paraded around on national television partially nude, when the child is older they would have every right to come down on the show for exploiting them, so also the show probably protecting their own bottoms while blurring a childs. Two valid reasons, the first one gets my main vote.

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KarmaQueen
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG. Seriously. I had this conversation similarly with my daughter. She is not allowed to wear tank tops to school because it is distracted to the boys. When are we going to start holding them accountable for their actions and stop taking away our rights of what to wear.

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, this is so wrong. Particularly if the boys may wear tank tops...

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M. Mole
Community Member
2 years ago

I would have asked him "why does it make you uncomfortable?" first.

Marc
Community Member
2 years ago

It's a strange world we are living in! When I grew up, it was perfectly normal that kids (children) in summer went out in the garden or the streets without any shirt. No one would've ever thought of anything sexual (apart from weirdos). It's the same on TV. A naked child back in the days wasn't a topic at all. Later, when I was a father myself, I had to be careful, even when I entered a public baby changing room (not sure what the correct term is). Especially as a father it's like walking on mines these days. One false step and you are labeled as a child abuser or whatever. When I grew up, something like this never would have happened. While I agree that it is good, that people are more sensible these days, we have to be careful not to be oversensitive. That is a strange society we might create for ourselves and our children.

Ozacoter
Community Member
2 years ago

My granms were always angry if we (as little girls) didnt wear a tshirt or a full body swimming suit... I never got it can be sexual that a 5 year old girl runs in the garden with only the botom part of a bikini...

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Fortunately, at least in North Europe it is fine to have toddlers completely nude at the beach. Just happens so often that they want to play by chance you you do not have proper swimming attire ready. And seriously, why should it be a problem? There is nothing sexual about a naked toddler, and those who say that it would be for their "own protection" should seriously consider if they fact that they require protection is not the real problem.

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Master Markus
Community Member
2 years ago

Come on, I hate being around kids and even I'm fine with them not having shirts on. Pants is a whole other thing considering their incontinence at that age, though. The grandad shouldn't be uncomfortable with a kid of any sex not having a shirt on at that age unless he's just generally uncomfortable with partial nudity.

diane a
Community Member
2 years ago

A TWO year old???? Something not right there.

HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
2 years ago

This can be a touchy subject, of course you don't apply the same nudity rules to children as adults but this guy may have another reason for it. My friend's dad is a police officer with the child protection unit and he talks about the many hours of horrific child abuse videos he has had to sit through, because of this when he grandchildren sit on his lap in a certain way or run around naked he gets taken back to the vids he has watched and he has horrible brain association because of the vastly unpleasant things he has had to watch over the years, he hates it does this to him but he thinks it will always be this way, such a sad thing.

diane a
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

There is no difference between a 2 year old girl and a 2 year old boy - unless you create one - apart from the 2 year girl will get breasts in 10 years time

JessyJoy
Community Member
2 years ago

Not necessarily sexualising her. Maybe he just wants his grandchild to "look proper" in his eyes (regardless of whether they are male or female) and be wearing clothes. I understand that's a difficult scenario with young kids

Blue Cicada
Community Member
2 years ago

My father grew up to always have on a shirt, pants, socks and shoes, even in the house. He is bothered daily by my bare feet in the house.

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Jo Choto
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, it really bothers me how little kids behaving naturally has become this weird no-no, and the poster is right, if you are uncomfortable seeing a little one partially clothed, then you are sexualizing them and that is really your problem.

Shadow
Community Member
2 years ago

The child is 2 she doesn’t have parts yet

John Ashley
Community Member
2 years ago

Talk about assuming things.

Sharon Dean
Community Member
3 months ago

Damn straight...it's scary to think of what this "grandpa's" thoughts are with a two yr old.

Emo Extreemo
Community Member
2 years ago

ayyy

Addison
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice! Lmao!

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
2 years ago

Did you ask him why he didn’t feel comfortable before snapping at him? There is a reason why kids - even as small as 2 - should NEVER be exposed without clothes today. That reason is spelled pedophiles. As the history have shown time and time again we don’t really now even our closest people. Think about it and you might reconsider... Do you really know everyone that enters your home or take “cute” pics of your child?

Bettina Jansen
Community Member
2 years ago

Perfect reply :)

Kim St
Community Member
2 years ago

HE said HE was not comfortable with it. maybe YOU should listen to him. he might have a problem that you do not know about.

GoldenAngels
Community Member
2 years ago

FBI OPEN UP-

Klaudiia Sherbatzky
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2 years ago

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hahahhahaha i know this meme

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Clinton Yew
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2 years ago

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His dad could be just worried about her catching a cold, I wonder who is the one sexualizing a kid, and bring a dick to his dad.

invisible sheep
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2 years ago

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i still think its not unreasonable though, be careful, you never know what kind of sick fucks live around you, possibly jerking off from the very innocent picture of your child that you posted on FB

Captain Foley
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2 years ago

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or... the dad could just be worried that his granddaughter's going to get cold?

Stille20
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2 years ago

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I dislike when people say someone is trying to "sexualize" their child. Some people just don't think nudity is the way to go. To turn around and accuse them of thinking about your child that way is unfair/

Uwe Theiss
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2 years ago

If not sexually, how then is nudity a problem? Which other reason could there be?

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Fanch
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2 years ago

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Maybe the problem is not your father warned you about adult sexualizing children but your blindness to understand he's not the treat but other could.

Tathav Yute
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2 years ago

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I absolutely agree with point of view - it is just child, and it is ok to let him running around, "as God created him". BUT! Here must be counted also opinion of man, whose the place is. If it is place of your father, you shlould respect his wish. And off course, conversely.

Master Markus
Community Member
2 years ago

Nope. He's an adult and it's his child under his care. He's no longer a child so he doesn't have to kowtow to his father's every whim.

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Monty Glue
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2 years ago

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I trust the child's father over her grandpa. Just keep his granddaughter covered when he's around. And it won't be long before the little girl gets a sense of what is right and proper. For now, she's just an innocent baby and I hope her dad works to keep that innocence.

Major Houlihan Bear
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2 years ago

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Ew. 1. Ya sure grandpa didn't wanna protect your daughter from a cold? Cuz 2.if he did it for nipple-sakes, it is GROSS. MOVE AWAY NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN PROTECT THE CHILD

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
2 years ago

A friend's son quit his after-school electronica club because girls are recruited, then made secretary. He complained, nothing changed, he left.

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

Really nicely done, sir.

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"Our findings reveal the sheer scale and nature of online abuse faced by women and provides a resource to researchers and engineers interested in exploring the potential of machine learning in content moderation," Amnesty International wrote. "These findings are the result of a collaboration between Amnesty International and Element AI, a global artificial intelligence software product company. Together, we surveyed millions of tweets received by 778 journalists and politicians from the UK and US throughout 2017 representing a variety of political views, and media spanning the ideological spectrum. Using cutting-edge data science and machine learning techniques, we were able to provide a quantitative analysis of unprecedented scale of online abuse against women in the UK and USA."

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DorianBane1 Report

Chris Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Absolutely!

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LauraSoutarHasu Report

BingeFest1
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, this sounds made up

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SJGrunewald Report

Ruby Brook
Community Member
2 years ago

I applaud that! Sometimes people too easily focus on being extremely angry at the person who rejected them instead of respecting them. That can lead to some really problematic situations.

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Together, they found out that "7.1% of tweets sent to the women in the study were 'problematic' or 'abusive.' This amounts to 1.1 million tweets mentioning 778 women across the year, or one every 30 seconds."

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SJ_GameMaster Report

Marc
Community Member
2 years ago

Glad you were there and the woman got away (more or less).

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CultOfBambi
Community Member
2 years ago

Just say you don't understand the joke and ask them to explain exactly why they think it's funny.

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Gracie Mae
Community Member
2 years ago

gee, when my boys were 3, they were all about doing stuff like that to GIVE TO MOMMY. why assume that they want it for themselves? and even if they did, so what??? children are TAUGHT stereotypes, racism, etc, it's not something they come up with on their own

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Furthermore, women of color, (black, Asian, Latinx and mixed-race women) were 34% more likely to be mentioned in abusive or problematic tweets than white women. "Black women were disproportionately targeted, being 84% more likely than white women to be mentioned in abusive or problematic tweets."

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MoviesAtTheMatt Report

Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Every kid should be able to choose themselves with which toy to play or what kind toy to get from their parents (as much as it's possible or realistic, of course)

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Monday
Community Member
2 years ago

That's probably why they respect you.

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JayDutch44 Report

Klln nda
Community Member
2 years ago

We need more people like that!!!

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Among its conclusions, the study stated that "Twitter's data states that 2.8 million unique accounts were reported for abuse of which Twitter actioned 248,000 – approximately 9%. However, the data published only reflects unique accounts that were reported for abuse and actioned. Twitter should also publish the total number of tweets reported for abuse and hateful conduct - disaggregated by category - in order to avoid potentially underplaying the true scale of abuse on the platform."

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tadethompson Report

Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

Good advice, no matter the gender

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odd_child_1 Report

Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
2 years ago

Once my boss was harrassing an intern by make comments on how nice she looked and that he would love to spend some private time with her. I told him that I'd love to spend some private time with his wife to tell her what a jerk he was. Didn't change him much but at least it changed the way he treated female coworkers.

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gbattle Report

Christina Sebastian
Community Member
2 years ago

Kudos!!

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skyylar_fox Report

Chris Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Why did he need a sandwich made if he had lunch? Though I totally agree with the outcome I'm just feeling a bit confused.

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Sjoelvesten Report

CultOfBambi
Community Member
2 years ago

Or under a bus.

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Savannah Vaughn
Community Member
2 years ago

good job

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Couch2MJ Report

Lingon
Community Member
2 years ago

Or one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Gender don't have anything to do with it.

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isaacbyrne Report

Ruby Brook
Community Member
2 years ago

Sometimes every friend group needs a bit of a "wet blanket" so that jokes don't go to far. Even if something is considered a joke by some people it can become toxic if it gets taken too far...

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Michaelrm62968 Report

The Girl on Fire
Community Member
2 years ago

Did you really..did you really have to make a Jake Paul reference?

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patternscar Report

Captain Foley
Community Member
2 years ago

CHeck out her ass would be fine if she was a farmer who has donkeys

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flippant80 Report

Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

She was freakin' pushing her baby in a stroller and they still..... What do these men have their heads for? Decoration? Because obviously there's no brain within those skulls. We need more people like the brave guy who confronted them.

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Kid_Awesome1 Report

Dilly Millandry
Community Member
2 years ago

If only - but nice way to shut it down.

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avery_vt Report

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
2 years ago

That's perfect

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trentcsc Report

Nikki D
Community Member
2 years ago

Men call me little girl all the time. I am 30 damn years old and definitely not little!

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MikeLindgren Report

Klaudiia Sherbatzky
Community Member
2 years ago

Everyday at work I have a customer that comes and call me names , like : Hey how you doing? Me: Thank you , fine , what about you? Him: you are sooo sexy, Oh my god you are soooo sexy...why don´t you give me your number and we go out? Me: NO thank you He: why not? I can come to your house and we can drink something? Miziii pitziii sexy girl , baby you are looking goooooddd - THIS IS EVERYDAY and I am sooo sick of that. I´m ignoring him when he starts talk to me this way but he don´t stop. AND he has a wife and kids at home. This is so disgusting, he disgusts me! I have no problem with people tell me I am looking good or something but he is doing that in a disgusting way. And when I say he should please stop with this he say´s why? I should take this as a compliment that a man like him is attracted to me......

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