Just a bunch of woke men who managed to make International Women’s Day all about them
‘I just wanted to say….’
I know I’m supposed to like “be excited” about all the men who wore red to rep International Women’s Day yesterday, but there’s something so cringe about the kind of men who use a day about women to self-promote and compete over who can be the “wokest” dude.
It’s the kind of guy who let’s you get the door for yourself because he knows you’re a “strong women,” but wouldn’t it be nice if we all just held the door for each other?
I swear, these men took to Twitter and Instagram in hoards to make sure every woman out there knows they think we’re important as well. Because, after all, what are we without their validation?
Very here for the liberal guys using today to predictably tweet about women and shitty men while I sit reminiscing on their bullshit
— Hannah Rose Ewens (@hannahrosewens) March 8, 2017
They were that guy springing to the Women’s rally, shoving screaming young girls out of the way so that they had a chance to show off their “Your body your choice sign,” while surveying the crowd for single ladies who are independent, but not too independent.
The kind of guy who buys his girlfriend flowers on Women’s Day to make sure he’s getting laid. Imagine if on your friend’s birthday, you only uploaded selfies of yourself looking cute, cropping them out entirely. Yeah, that’s exactly what happened here:
Bea @nick__bateman is sick ? hope he will get well soon ? .. He sent a message for all beautiful women's on this special day #IWD spacialy for his awsm Mom @debbie_rockwell he loves her so much ❤ #HappyInternationalWomensDay ? ( @debbie_rockwell liked ? thank you Ma'am it means a lot … Love you ? ) hope @nick__bateman like too #plznick ?
Because elsewhere in the world is still International Women's Day. In fact, we should celebrate and honour women every day. Stand up against the abuse, shaming, intimidation and violation of girls and women everywhere. #protectourgirls #sexisnotforlittlegirls #4x4x4years #womensday #internationalwomensday #beboldforchange #standupforjustice #iwd #girlpower #pinkpower
I am unbelievably moved by yesterday's powerful events for IWD. I want to acknowledge the brave and inspiring women and men who have taken womens rights so far. You are golden! However yesterday was a powerful reminder of how much further we have to go. This is so important to me. Nick Cave once said "women are three dimensional" I couldn't agree more. This quote is something that has really explored my mind for so long. Women have the most unique and mysterious beauty within them. Something that I feel as a man I will never truely understand. They are powerful in so many unexplainable ways. So many of us, myself included, are truely inspired by incredible women every day. My heart is completely taken by my close friends and the true progression and beauty they bring to this world, however I have to constantly remind myself that the rest of the world isn't my small bubble of beautifully progressive and inspiring people. We have so much further to go. We all need to take a stand for what is right. #internationalwomensday #iwd #powertothepussy #girlsrule #mediumformat
— justin baldoni (@justinbaldoni) March 8, 2017
#IWD #internationalwomensday sending love and respect to all the women who have directly and indirectly influenced my life! I am blessed with an incredible mother @rozcard and a family that shows me love and supports me and embraces all that I am. And this is all possible by strength courage and love of all the amazing women that I call my family! #familyiseverything
Did you see yesterday's #Worldview blog post about #InternationalWomensDay? . "A newly published book, Nordic Ways, provides insight into the Nordic model shared by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden of 'hard-core economies with a heart.'" . Check the link in our bio to read the rest of the post! #NordicWays #LivetheLanguage #GenderEquality
One out of seven isn’t bad?
Regrann from @dolyah – #Repost @jasoncanela In honor of #WomensDay #DiaInternacionalDeLaMujer Aquí comparto con ustedes vídeos Y fotos de mujeres quienes forman gran parte de mi vida y que todos los días me inspiran y me hacen querer ser la mejor versión de mi. Es por eso y mil razones más que este mundo no sería igual sin la presencia de la criatura más bella que existe en este planeta, (LA MUJER)!! @asantiago1106 #AnetteSantiago #AnetteKing #JasonCanela
So there you have it. Just a glimpse into the minds of men who are, and who won’t let you forget that they are, here for women.
Creepily handing out roses in the street while whispering, “today is about you”, as they turn to the camera, grinning. Their posts will be long and tiring, and they will probably begin with “I just need to say”, because they always need to say. Even on International Women’s Day.