This post was originally published on 12 October 2013. We republish it here via the Internet Archive‘s Way Back Machine.
The following tweets illustrate clearly the commons reactions from those tweeting misogyny once they realise we have retweeted them.
The tweet we were sent (it has since been deleted):
1. It was only a joke:
2. And upon being told that it wasn’t a particularly funny “joke”, he moves on to putting his hands over his ears and shouting “la, la, la”.
3. Then a “friend” moves in to defend misogyny man, claiming we are harassing him.
Harassment is recediving rape threats, being stalked and abused. Not pointing out that a “joke” is actually quite offensive.
And as for for why we care; why this is our business. We care because women die everyday at the hands of violent men; because violence against women is considered funny; and because, the misogynist’s typical reaction to being criticised is to imply he is being victimised.
#solidarity #shoutingback #stillnotshuttingup