For the Uninitiated: #Questions from Men

Sexism can be hard to point out when it’s so engrained in our everyday lives. Clementine Ford, however, found an awesome way to highlight casual sexism with a simple hashtag.       Alanna Vagianos – Huffington Post USA

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Unlike women, men aren’t typically questioned, invalidated, patronized or infantilized just because of their gender.      Marcie Bianco – Mic.com

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Of course people don’t like the word mansplaining. They don’t want to accept women’s voices are still not as accepted as men’s.Perhaps someone in the comments can mansplain to me why that happens. Amy Grey – Guardian

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…we’ve been told that we’re imagining our own oppression. That we’re overreacting or lying or seeing things that just aren’t there. The result has been that women have been hesitant to speak about the reality of our own lives, because we’ve been trained to question whether or not our perception of it is even real.

But this is one of the enormous strengths of social media. A hashtag alone might not have the power to change the world. But it does have the power to start a conversation. And the instantaneous reach of Twitter has made it possible for women to have these conversations in ways that can no longer be discounted or silenced.  Gender equality is possible, but we have to fight for it and we have to fight for it together.

So this is one of my last #QuestionsForMen. Which side are you going to be on? Clementine Ford – Daily Life

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