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18 Saddening Replies To The Question ‘What Would You Do If There Were No Men On Earth For 24 Hours’ Shared On TikTok
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18 Saddening Replies To The Question ‘What Would You Do If There Were No Men On Earth For 24 Hours’ Shared On TikTok

According to global estimates by the World Health Organisation, around 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence. That makes up about 35% of the population of women. Moreover, the WHO indicates that approximately 38% of murders of women are committed by a male intimate partner. Evidently, there’s a huge disproportion in terms of who experiences the most violence towards them. Sadly, there’s a pattern that definitely needs reevaluation and the times are calling for a change.

Luckily, young women and girls are starting to speak out more, and the #MeToo movement that broke out several years ago has made it somewhat safer for the victims to come forward with their stories. That doesn’t mean that the problem has gone away.

The more we’re open in these conversations, the safer the world will be for women in the future. That’s why it is important that young people are using social media platforms to speak out on issues that can’t be overlooked anymore. So when someone on TikTok asked “what would you do if there were no men on earth for 24 hours,” it was a learning moment for some. “it makes me mad and sad that women have to fear doing all these things because some idiots thought that it’s a great idea to harass women,” one man on Twitter commented. “We as men need to do better,” another one added.

Scroll down below to read the answers from women and tell us what you think, and what you would do if there were no men for 24 hours, in the comment section!

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Someone on TikTok asked women “what would you do if there were no men on earth for 24 hours”

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The thread almost instantly went viral. It seemingly resonated with a lot of people, as almost half a million of Twitter users “liked” it. Naturally, there were people who disagreed with such portrayal of men. “Right… because only men can be criminals and engage in illegal acts,” someone tweeted sarcastically. “Buy a gun, learn self defense, don’t walk alone at night,” one man immediately offered a solution to the problem.

The comments from the post were shared on Twitter

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“Saw a TikTok that said, what would you do if there were no men on Earth for 24 hours,” Twitter user @wxixp posted. “Here was the comment section,” she tweeted with a sad emoji—understandably so, as the comment section is really disheartening to read.

“Go on walks at night”

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“Wear whatever I want and feel safe while doing so”

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“A massive picnic with my girls at late and sleep under the stars”

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“Live how I want to live”

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One clear pattern emerged—it’s that women would very much like to go out at dark hours without fearing for their lives. In addition to this, there were a couple of people who shared that they would dress any way they want, again, without fearing for their safety.

There were man who were dissatisfied with the generalization of men

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But the response from women was quick and savage

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Troux
Community Member
1 year ago

In case any of those "But I'm a nice guy" guys are reading this: 1) Unless you're a friend, you're a stranger, and nobody knows you are actually nice. 2) A lot of thieves and rapists seem like nice guys because that's a tactic. Sooooo don't blame the women for overreacting, blame the guys for making the world so dangerous for them.

A.M. Pierre
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Yep. Are the majority of my interactions with men perfectly fine? Of course! Have I also had interactions that had me fearing for my safety and my life? You betcha. The bad guys don't have signs saying "I'm bad!" or have a "bad look," so we have to exercise care. It's like if I told you that in a bowl of M&M's the majority were perfectly safe and lovely but one or two of them would make you violently ill - would you reach in and chow down or exercise caution before you took a bite?

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Jose Velasquez
Community Member
1 year ago

When I walk around at night, Im scared of other men. I have never been attacked by a woman.

Nicklas Linder
Community Member
1 year ago

Yup. I also make a habit of looking as harmless as possible if I meet a woman on the street at night, preferring to even cross the street so that she doesn´t have to walk by me. I feel so very sad that my first thought is "Better not look intimidating!" when I walk towards a woman in the evening or at night... :-(

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Jaana Kaurisalo
Community Member
1 year ago

I've never had a female threaten me or trying to touch me by force. However, I've had plenty of men do this, some of them even these so called "nice guys". So yes...I accept lumping men in this case. And to the answer, I would go on a nightly walk somewhere in the forest. :)

dilta_76
Community Member
1 year ago

Jaana Kaurisalo -

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Phil Vaive
Community Member
1 year ago

Jesus, these guys just don't get it. Women aren't saying that ALL men are rapists and murderers. But most rapists and murderers are men, and guess what? They can't be identified when they're just walking down the street! It's safer for women to assume a man is dangerous, because if she's wrong about that then the worst thing that can happen is an offended male ego. If she assumes all men are safe to be around, the worst that could happen is she becomes another dead body.

semelina pitrone
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank you for voicing this, 'Phil Vaive'. God loves you. -A Teenage Girl

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Dark Pigeon
Community Member
1 year ago

During a conversation a guy mentioned how he did not like this gay therapist we had. Saying that the way he looked, talked, behaved made him feel unsafe, even though nothing really was happening. To which I was very clear that he now finally knew how women felt on a daily basis. He really did not like that, stating that he did not want to know.

Mimi777
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe that’s why so many straight men have such hate or dislike towards gay men, they’re afraid that one might come along and do something that will make them feel comfortable , something women deal with from men in general throughout their lives. And yet they still don’t understand what it feels like for women.

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What's In Your Head?
Community Member
1 year ago

You know, try turning it around. Ask men what they would do if there were no women for 24 hours. I'm apologise for generalising, but I'm pretty sure 99% of the replies would involve "gaming in my underpants all day", in a tongue-in-cheek way. I have absolutely no problem with this kind of humour (I mean, us women ARE difficult, and we DO nag you a lot, sorry for that!), but just look at the world of difference... Women are actually afraid of men, while men are just happy to escape the nagging (if I may be so free to generalise for a second). I think that says enough.

Julie Roberts
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1 year ago

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 year ago

I had the same thought as most of the women in the thread. I'd go for a run with both earbuds in my ears and not worry about who is on the path with me and how I would escape. Yes, women can do bad things. But another woman does not have the physical advantage over me that men do. My husband is a regular guy. But he could overpower me in a heartbeat. I have a fighting chance against another woman.

Mimi777
Community Member
1 year ago

I go to the gym by myself often and I can’t count the times I’ve had a guy try and talk to me or hit on me when I had ear buds in, sometimes I’m not even listening to music I just have them in so people hopefully won’t come up and talk to me. I’ve never had another girl come up to me it’s always a man.

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Nomadus Aureus
Community Member
1 year ago

Sometimes I wonder if it even registers with men how they come off. I have been accused of overreacting so many times by men, and then I have to go through this little game of "well, what would you do if *you* were 175cm and 65kg and the other person was like, 185cm and 80kg"? It really bothers me that I constantly have to justify why I'm feeling uncomfortable in a situation and navigate men getting butthurt over me not feeling that great around them. No female driver has ever locked me into their car, men have. (Uber, child safety lock, demanding my number) No female driver has ever sped up to 180kph on a 90kph road because I've disagreed with something they said. No woman has ever called me to shout at me because I "wasn't being sweet enough" in a professional email. No woman has ever followed me for entire blocks, no woman has ever been dismissive when I told them about being followed and boy I could go on for days. Point is, if a woman tells you that they are uncomfortable, listen.

Frankenfrog
Community Member
1 year ago

This is such a valid point and spot on

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Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone actually wrote that this question "attempts to exonerate women of their responsibility to protect themselves." WHAT!?!

Izzy_
Community Member
1 year ago

It goes hand in hand with "if she hadn't worn that skirt, maybe she would not have been rapped!"

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mph seti
Community Member
1 year ago

As a man, I'd feel safer for a day if men vanished for 24 hours too.

PristineMisty
Community Member
1 year ago

Cheers.

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Wreathy
Community Member
1 year ago

True stories: I live in a big city, and have done a fair amount of walking at night to and from public transport: Sixteen: typical teenager, sitting at the back of a bus. Older man with tattoos came and sat next to me. I tried to ignore him. Next thing he's got his hand on my thigh. I tell him to get back over his side of the seat, and then go make a complaint to the driver. He got kicked off. 20s: waiting at a bus stop in the dark. Man walking on the other side of the road sees me. Stops, makes eye contact...and starts walking right toward me, rapidly. I'm absolutely terrified. Bus comes around the corner, he stops and walks away. 30s: get off bus in the dark, just across the road from my house. I cross the road, a man walks past, stares at my breasts and says 'mmmmm.' Same house, different day. A man follows me into my driveway. I turn around and ask if I can help him. He turns, walks away. Are most men like this? No. Are there enough that make life a bit scary sometimes? Yes.

Mimi777
Community Member
1 year ago

When I was 16 and worked in a grocery store we had this older man come in frequently he was always friendly to everyone and never inappropriate until.. I asked him if he would like to be interviewed for a paper I had to do about local history. We met in a park during the middle of the day. He literally started rubbing on my thigh and asked if I’d like to come to his house after to just watch tv and hang out. I left super quick. This man was around 70 years old. I was 16.

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lara
Community Member
1 year ago

Guys what would you tell your daughter about walking alone at night, or going to a club alone, or running in the park at night?

Bob Belcher
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1 year ago

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Have fun but use common sense. I would tell the same to my son. Every coin has two sides. Why are you walking alone at night to begin with? Don't take unnessary risk just for fun. I'd have different worries about different things. Men can be robbed and killed for $20 just like women can.

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd do the same things I normally do. That's because any stranger is a potential threat, so it's best not to generalize. However, like most women, I know what it's like to be harassed by men in public, so I understand where their responses came from.... *sigh*

Geth
Community Member
1 year ago

I've been threatened by plenty of strangers in my lifetime and every single one of them was male. I've never been threatened by a woman, ever.

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Ljdia
Community Member
1 year ago

I love men. But... I'd not worry if my skirt is too short, or some part of my bra (or even breasts curve) is showing (as a little too much skin makes many men's synapses short-circuit and their words and behavior turns a bit primitive and abusing). I'd go for relaxing walks at night, not afraid of being followed and raped. Whenever I went to a coffee shop, restaurant and any public/commercial place in general: I'd know I'd be talked to, and address as an equal, and not a potential sex partner (I hate being flirted by waiters and shop assistants. I try to be nice/polite to everyone, which is often misunderstood by men. Guys, I'm there for the product of your store, not for you/searching for a date! Can we focus and be a little more professional and respectful please? You wouldn't talk like that if I were a male costumer...). And so on.

jlamuraglia
Community Member
1 year ago

Ljdia what

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Cori
Community Member
1 year ago

Right before I left home for college, my dad showed me the trick of holding my room key between my fingers when I was out walking after dark. He told me to ball up my fist and aim for their eyes. I'm 36 years old and I still hold my keys like this.

Helen Haley
Community Member
1 year ago

Mace on keyring, keys in knuckles, always park under the nearest street light, check under and in the car before entering, have 911 mostly dialed when walking alone, yell 'fire' instead of 'rape' if you don't want to be ignored, and the list goes on and on and on. Things men will never have to think about, unless they're a bad one who is trying to think of ways around them. But women are generally trained with some form of this from early teenage years.

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DKS 001
Community Member
1 year ago

Men ... let's kid-splane it for you. You have a palm size packet of M&M's. 1/3 of the M&M's will make you sick when you eat the whole packet. But you don't know which ones will make you sick, and which of the other 2/3rds of them won't. So to be safe, you have to assume the whole packet is bad and either proceed with caution or not eat them at all. So the 2/3rds of the nice guys are in the same packet as the 1/3 bad guys and we don't know which is which when we see you. It's not personal, it's a fact of life.

WildBerry
Community Member
1 year ago

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So you just throw away the M&M's and eat licorice. Or maybe Snickers bars. Gummy bears. Forget the candy and go for ice cream. Tons of flavors and you can get it in a cone. Or maybe try to be healthy and have a piece of fruit instead? Or a protein shake. A smoothie! Steak has a good amount of protein. Or the ultimate - sushi. That's it because we all know Japanese guys aren't usually sex offenders. Sushi it is !!!!!

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MELONLOOOORD
Community Member
1 year ago

If there were no men for 24 hours I would partially go insane because some of my besties are boys, and my dad is the HUMOR of this house

Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago

I agree. I love my male buds. However, that's not entirely the point of this post.

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 year ago

Of all the instances I can recall being attacked/assaulted/groped/etc by a stranger during my lifetime only 1 was a woman and 3 of those cases were done by "nice guys" whom I had to sue because of the trauma they caused me :P

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

I hope you won. No one has the right to treat you that way.

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Toasty
Community Member
1 year ago

I think I understand the point of this post, at least I think I do considering that I am a male. I would like to point out that I have sexually harassed by women many times in my line of work. When I was in my early twenties, I had one woman in her thirties grab my balls, another in her forties tell me that the women at my work would like to see me take off my clothes, and another constantly propose unwanted sexual activities. I am a large man so I never felt directly threatened by these advances. Also, at that age, I thought it flattering in a backwards manner. Now I am in my late thirties and I look back in disgust at these experiences, and think how incredibly biased sexual advances are against men. Everyone thinks that men don't mind, and it's alright, which is skewed up.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 year ago

Wrong is wrong in evey direction.

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True Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm only young and absolutely terrified of a man walking up to me when I'm alone walking back from school and doing something bad to me! Also if there were no men for 24hrs I would wear something nice and walk around at night! Also us women have been overshadowed by men since like the dawn of the human race! That is why we are kinda scared of men!

Aodhán Monaghan
Community Member
1 year ago

There were some societies in the past where women were in charge or everyone was equal. Not many, and not sure there's any left today. Sad really. I'd say it's a cultural thing that's gone global, as opposed to a gender thing. In the sense that until recently women were expected to be subservient, but that not all culture had that. Iirc Sparta was one. Yeah it's shitty that most examples are 1500 to 3000 years ago, but it shows that a lot of it it's mentality and culture instead of gender

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Laurel Eddy
Community Member
1 year ago

Now we should call those men snowflakes for daring to be offended....or maybe ask them what they are doing as good men to change the situation so women don't have to live in fear.

Zhaoheng Liu
Community Member
1 year ago

If you were a man what would you be doing to show that you are not bad walk up to a random women and try to tell them you are not bad. Well of course not it's only going to make them suspicious. I never know women's had to live in such fear so now I feel bad but you asked what men's are doing about this situation and......you can't really do anything about it

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

What it boils down to is: a small percentage of men are violent sexual predators, but 100% of women have to live in fear. You can't just look at someone and determine that they might harm you.

lara
Community Member
1 year ago

Some years ago a book came out by Susan Brownmiller called "Against Our Will". I am not a "feminist" but many people considered this book to be a diatribe against men. It wasn't and it isn't. Brownmiller pointed out that rape is not an act of sex. It is an act of violence against women. She noted that rape is considered a "weapon" in many armies to be used against the people you are fighting. In some Muslim countries you cannot try a man for rape unless there are 3 male witnesses. The woman is always blamed, hence the "need" for women to dress "modestly." Regardless, rape is a weapon used against women. It has nothing to do with sex. Yes, there is "date rape" but, still, it is nothing more than a violent man using rape as a means controlling a woman. Not all men are rapists, the vast majority are not. But how do you tell?

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

So true. 90 year old women get raped. Babies, children and teens get raped. Men get raped. In most cases, it has nothing to do with sexual attraction or what she was wearing. Date rape means that he expected to get sex by taking her out. I was assaulted when I was 17, while on a date. When I said no, he got violent. I'll never forget him saying "You owe me. I spent money on you." I fought back (a 100 pound girl) and he tried to strangle me. I was able to get away from him when people heard me screaming and came to help.Then he acted like nothing happened. Date rape is a horror that I wish no one would ever have to endure. 😢

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CamlikesCookies
Community Member
1 year ago

I would feel safe. My dad is not the nicest, if you know what I mean, and I would get to live how I would want to for once. Wear some sweat pants and just take my bike to the lake :)

Carrie de Luka
Community Member
1 year ago

That is sad, I hope you are able to move on at some point soon... not knowing your age. If it gets too bad please seek help or support. My dad wasn't nice either.

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Sandra
Community Member
1 year ago

I understand the desire of running at night. I chose not to do that, I live în the middle of the City and I would be worried as we had a case a but over a month ago when a guy tried to rape a woman running în the Park. With a woman you may talk but a man can over Power me. If a woman kicks me i kick back. If a guy kicks me I can Black out

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 year ago

I earned my black belt in Ta Kwon Do because I am five feet tall, weighed 120 and know I need to not underestimate anybody, anywhere because I have had two stalkers in my life. Before I earned my belt I was slammed against a car window, kissed so hard my lip bleed ,escaped because I got a handfull of hair and threatened to make him bald. All the way home with this monster I kept my hand toward his head. Why was I with him? My friend borrowed my car and told me this friend of hers would see me safely home.I never loan my car or let myself be in a place where I can't drive myself.

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Jo Firth
Community Member
1 year ago

To all the men who commented - 95% of ALL aggression is perpetrated by men. Sure, sometimes it's against men, but it's still done by men.

osgood-george
Community Member
1 year ago

Jo Firth what

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Izzy_
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm scarred by men catcalling me when I was 13! I was walking home from school and passed by a construction site.

qwerty
Community Member
1 year ago

People really need to understand that wolf whistles and catcalls are not "compliments". I view them as sexual threats. It's not OK, and it needs to be fixed. This system needs to be turned around.

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I have one question for the butthurt male commenters: How many times have you seen another man harassing or assaulting a woman—-who is very obviously NOT consenting to it—-and done nothing? Not prevent it when you saw the signs of it starting, not speak up or intervene as it was happening, and not even try to help afterward? How many times did you laugh along with the other men and make jokes about the woman’s mistreatment at the man’s hands? If you are guilty of any of those things then, YES, your complicity in the verbal and/or physical assault of women makes you a part of the problem. Heroes stand up and stop evil. Cowards do nothing.

Zophra
Community Member
1 year ago

I agree with many of the comments. My husband does not automatically scan the parking lot coming out of a store at night, fear taking a walk alone late at night, know where the best lit areas are when working late at night.... He has no idea...

Nathan Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

All the guys playing the nice guy card just think about this - if you're not holding the bad guys accountable for their behavior by ignoring or laughing at their actions, you're no better than they are. If reading the comments made you mad, you're probably part of the problem. Reading the comments made me sad, because nobody should have to live in fear.

Carrie de Luka
Community Member
1 year ago

Nice one Nathan.

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elfin
Community Member
1 year ago

The post does not say that all men are evil. It asks what women would do if no men were around. The problem with specifying no evil men is that women have no way to telling the difference untill too late.

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

it's not about thinking that all men are bad. It's thinking that if all the men are gone, then that guarantees all the bad ones are gone and you are safe. Unfortunately you can't tell by looking at a man if he is a nice guy or a monster or something in between. So only with all men gone can you guarantee as a woman you are safe from being beaten, assaulted, raped or otherwise hurt by a man.

K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
Community Member
1 year ago

1. If your initial reaction is “not all men,” please pause for a second so maybe you can learn to read and understand what’s not being said. 2. Perhaps a “I’m sorry that many women/females and males feel that way, what do you propose would be a solution to address that toxic culture? What can I/ we do to make you feel safer?”

Liz
Community Member
1 year ago

'NoT aLL mEn' sonny I don't know you, how am I supposed to trust you aren't gonna attack me?

taylor-anthony
Community Member
1 year ago

Liz yes

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Colin L
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep. The people who scare me are other guys. I hate that some women may be scared of me just because I'm a guy, but I get it.

🌺🍍🌼🌻🌼🍍🌺
Community Member
1 year ago

guys, seriously, don't be offended by this. LEARN FROM THIS.

qwerty
Community Member
1 year ago

Agreed.

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Mel Fairfeather
Community Member
1 year ago

Obviously even the not nice guys think they're nice guys. Women never know until you show yourselves. And you always end up showing yourselves. 90% of you are NOT nice guys. So accept the consequences of women being afraid of men in general. It is what it is. Don't like it? Listen and learn.

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Personally, I would aspire to more than walks at night. There are a lot of laws and regulations that need a complete overhaul, and an all-female Congress could make it happen. I would make sure that the ERA, Roe v Wade, a liveable minimum wage, and all social safety nets became constitutional rights, as well as mandating that employers hire and pay equally, bake in paid maternity leave of an adequate length, and make rape that is proven beyond a shadow of a doubt an automatic life sentence, eliminating judicial discretion in it. Most importantly, I would ensure Trump, Pence, Graham, and McConnell are impeached AND sentenced AND tarred and feathered and run out of DC on a rail, and Trump and his family forced to pay back every penny he’s stolen from taxpayers. Not to mention eliminating the tax break for the wealthy AND overhauling the tax laws to ensure they pay their fair share, as well as seize all monies parked offshore. There’s a load more I would do, but don’t have the room or time here.

Helen Haley
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd vote for you.

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Carlota
Community Member
1 year ago

Guys, I have to say I'm loving how the nice Pandas are DESTROYING the misogynist men (and unfortunately some women) commenting on this post.

Tina Hugh
Community Member
1 year ago

I don’t know why some of the guys’ feelings got hurt. No one said all men were bad. If all men were gone, then all the bad ones would perforce all be gone. That’s all. It’s only slightly abstract and not personal. To cheer Bob up, I want to emphasize that we’re assuming all the bad women would remain behind, that women can be just as bad as men and that men and women should be treated equally under the law. Crime isn’t better because a women commits it. Men can be the victims of women and it’s wrong and they deserve to be supported too.

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Loki Mo
Community Member
1 year ago

I work in club security and I'm a guy I'm sorry guys but I have to agree with the ladies on this one. On averages its guys who get into fights and are a lot more likely to harm themselves and others on a night out and in general. Obviously not all men are club wielding cavemen but that's not the point. Imagine 1 guy walking towards 1 woman on a dark road at night after a night out now picture yourself as that woman who knows absolutely nothing about the guy approaching her It's that simple.

frecklebuddy
Community Member
1 year ago

Loki Mo yes

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kalastaja774
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I'm a 6'1" (186 cm) tall guy and weigh over a hundred kgs, and i'm not offended at all by this thread. I'm just so sad that so many people have to worry about their safety all the time. I know there are bad sides of every city where even i wouldn't go strolling around at night, but to find out that for so many of us that is EVERY side of town ALL of the time is just heart-breaking. Let's hope we can change the world for better for good. "You can never hold back spring" said Tom Waits - let's hope it's true.

Ezigma
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't agree with this. I don't feel safe around both sexes and I've also been attacked by both. And I'm a woman. They were all not my doing and not my fault. I hear men say woman are bitches and I hear woman say men are assholes. I agree with both.

Ezigma
Community Member
1 year ago

P. S. I believe it's human nature. But there are also good out there. But without knowing someone, truly knowing someone, it's hard for people to feel safe. I feel we feel safe around what we know and have experienced. Unless your very close-minded and judgemental lol.

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semelina pitrone
Community Member
1 year ago

I've read about lots of things like this. One of the reasons that we teenage girly like the men in these K-pop groups and stuff like that is because those men look more feminine and therefore seem less threatening. Another reason is that almost every teenage girl does not think of herself as beautiful, and hanging out with that kind of man would be more like hanging out with one of her friends. My aunt told me that she wants the dolls (that she gave my immediate family when i was little) back when she has a kid. She said that she still wants them if she has a boy so that she can teach him to be gentle with girls/babies/people-in-general through his whole life.

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 year ago

My son has my old cabbage patch doll, "baby doll".he has loved her for years and is her 'dad', looks after her and explains things to her. It's sweet as anything, and I don't think there's anything wrong with it. He has baby doll, he has nerf guns, Ken dolls and a Barbie, sports gear puzzles books transformers lightsaber...I could go on but you get the idea :) I so agree, both 'types' of you should be available to all genders. When I was a wee girl I loved my transformers and tmnt as much as my Barbie and baby doll

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Frankenfrog
Community Member
1 year ago

Probably nothing different to what I do now as I live in a pretty safe country. But damn, I feel for all the women out there who aren't as privileged

ptm45
Community Member
1 year ago

TO THE MEN WHO GOT OFFENDED: If you are a good man then you make sure you watch out and protect the women you're around with.

Tina Hugh
Community Member
1 year ago

Geoff, I know it’s not fair to hold all males to the highest standards. Some men are just naturally protective. Some women are too. Your only duty is to obey the law. If you see someone in danger, let any men or women nearby know that someone needs help. Then call the police.

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Zhaoheng Liu
Community Member
1 year ago

Me just wondering men's what would you do if all the women's were gone for 24 hours???

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

You would have some men complaining that they can't go that long without sex, housekeeping and child care.

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Honey
Community Member
1 year ago

It's horrifically sad that we as women feel this way. It's a serious shame that men, even the "nice guys" don't get it. I was followed to my car once, in broad daylight! I got on my phone immediately to let others know I felt threatened. It's scary that we're scared. Men.. please try to understand!

dredfurygaming
Community Member
1 year ago

Honey -

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deanna woods
Community Member
1 year ago

There is no right or wrong answer to this question. Are all men bad? Absolutely not. Do women have to be careful around them? Yes. We can't tell from just looking at you whether you are cool or not and it's better to be safe than sorry. An example of this is my father. He is a very big and imposing man. Now I know that he is kind and gentle and his bark is worse than his bite. However, there are probably some women who have come across him and been frightened and that's OK. You know why, it's OK? Because they don't know him like I do and are just protecting themselves. Instead of getting offended because of this article, let's start a conversation about how to help women from feeling this way. We can also start a conversation about how to get young men to stop getting caught in the "nice guy" trope. If we have these conversations then we don't have to worry about these kinds of questions.

Little Wonder
Community Member
1 year ago

Men need to understand that women KNOW the vast majority of men are not a threat, but we also know if we misjudge who is and isn't a threat we will end up dead. So yeah, we do fear men in general because the ones who ARE a threat aren't wearing name badges.

Bob Belcher
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1 year ago (edited)

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1: then say it in the OG post so it's know 2: admit men are abused just as much but it's not reported at the same rate. 3: Understand women are abusive as well and in some cases cause more harm physiologically then men so just getting rid of men won't make you safer. 4: there are multiple cases of women being charged for murder by control meaning they manipulated a man so much they killed themselves.

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Chris DiFonso
Community Member
1 year ago

Every single man who feels offended by the comments made by women should ask himself whether he is totally innocent. Maybe he hasn't directly harassed or bullied or attacked a woman, but maybe he's enabled another person to do so. Or, hasn't spoken out against physical/psychological violence against women.

Mishte Tine
Community Member
1 year ago

Go braless, have better job opportunities without making 30% less than half the population, on average, enjoy the night, travel alone (if I had the $). Just... breathe a sigh of relief. Hopefully. PTSD still strong after 20 years from an abusive, raging, cruel stalker ex. I’m only now starting to get comfortable hearing the phone ring, get texts, hear the doorbell, look at my email - only intermittently. It’s hard on those I have contact with (two adult kids and a friend) because I can only handle these things for short periods. It’s awful. It’s about 15%-20% better now. Makes life pretty impossible. Being a target to be destroyed left permanent scars. I wish I could be free of it.

Mishte Tine
Community Member
1 year ago

I shouldn’t have clicked on this at 10 after midnight.

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Aodhán Monaghan
Community Member
1 year ago

Why is it that men don't get that by some men, women are seen as weaker and easier targets. Yeah, Chad 6ft1 athlete probably isn't gonna have men picking fights with him, but Cindi 5ft3 petite is probably gonna feel a lot more vulnerable than Chad does and more at risk of attack. Secondly, why do guy's recommendations, martial arts,rape alarm, phone tracker, not going out, being chaperoned, covering up all skin. Why should women sacrifice freedoms so that men aren't tempted to rape? Why not teach men that rape is wrong instead? Why put financial burden and psychological burden on the victim? Finally, why do some guys act like they should get a certificate for not being a rapist? not being a rapist =/= being an amazing person. We don't routinely thank people for not stabbing us. Why? Cuz it's the bare minimum acceptable behaviour. You need to do a lot more to be a decent person, than not commit atrocities. It's a start, but don't ask for a pat on the back it looks grim af lads

Seabeast
Community Member
1 year ago

This is the best thing about getting old - if you're a woman, you become invisible and are no longer seen as prey. Yes, we're all aware that "not all men". But the men that do see women as prey tend to have a disproportionate effect on a LOT of women. Does anyone actally think that each sex offender has only one victim in his entire lifetime?

Tina Hugh
Community Member
1 year ago

I’m different. I feel I get more respect now that I’m older. And I think my younger self was looked on an object of admiration, not as prey. I’m not invisible; if I need to get someone’s attention (Like at a business) I get it. Otherwise I ignore casually everyone and they ignore me, but that’s just normal for everyone where I live

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Sonia Lorraine
Community Member
1 year ago

It's really sad that those men who commented were angry that women were scared 😥 Of course we know it's not all men.

kleehyuga
Community Member
1 year ago

Sonia Lorraine love

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Isabella R.W.
Community Member
1 year ago

I am disgusting reading this, and I, myself am a young woman. It's so sad that all these women had to be brainwashed by the bad guys, they got so traumatized they can't even look around to see the good guys and the bad girls. Also, it is sadly more common for women to experience physical or sexual violence, however, some men out there experience it too. Please do not think every man is a threat, please do not think every woman is an angel. I want people to raise their kids correctly, please teach them to respect both women AND men. Life is full of so much sexism twords women & men. Kids grow up around all this toxic s**t.

Helen Haley
Community Member
1 year ago

If you assume a guy is a good guy you open yourself up to rape, assault or death. If you assume he's a bad guy, you open the door for a pleasant surprise. Women aren't perfect and clearly there are violent ones out there, but statistically, men hurting women is the overwhelming majority. If you think it is just that women can't open their eyes, you might want to start with yourself.

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あんぱんまん
Community Member
1 year ago

first off, im a woman, and i dislike men to some extent. no, let me make that a bit more specific. i dislike those men who think women are toys and belong in kitchens or as 'things' and straight out take advantage of them (hopefully not all the guys reading thi comment will be offended because i specified it) second of all, even women are capable of mistakes... not just men.. im a feminist.. i support gender equality to such an extent that i even almost yelled at a member of my family for saying that 'that is a mans job' so men and women are equal third, this twitter tread just said that 'IF there were no men' so it was just asking womens opinion and yes some of them did sound offensive, but if those men who feel like they want smthn frm women or might end up doing smthn bad gazed down or looked away from women, then they wont do anything bad... i am talking abt BOTH men and women...

あんぱんまん
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

and if they want to feel safe even with men around, i would suggest every one to wear smthn coveering... i am not asking to change clothing style, just a suggestion to feel safer from gazes and all that.. so please dont hate me... 😣😥😓😓 and finally, if there were no men, for 24 hours, i would just stay at home and play games alone xD or go for a walk like i usually do, cuz it would make no difference to me since i usually talk to boys anyway... (please dont take any thing i wrote to heart, i only wrote what i wrote to express my thoughts and stuff and yes, some men are at fault here to some extent but not all of them... and the clothes part, i was just trying to help girls feel safer if they are uncomfortable staying on the streets... so please dont hate me or anything...i am extremely afraid i will get some harsh replies... ) 😣😖😰

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Elsa May
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