‘You’re too ugly to get assaulted’ and other disgusting things men are saying about #MeToo

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‘You’re too ugly to get assaulted’ and other disgusting things men are saying about #MeToo

This is exactly why we need #MeToo

The men of the internet are right — we probably should have thought about how it would affect them before posting our personal experiences of sexual assault on our timelines.

Yesterday, Alyssa Milano reached out to the women of Twitter, encouraging them to voice their experiences of assault, with the hashtag #MeToo, and within hours her Tweet had garnered 44K likes, 21K retweets and about 60K responses.

That's not including the thousands of individual Tweets, Facebook statuses and Instagrams posted in solidarity with the movement. Because, when it comes down to it, there probably isn't a single woman who hasn't been sexually assaulted or harassed.

Sounds like a lot, right? Wrong.

Men want to make sure victims know we might not have actually been sexually assaulted.

I hope the girls posting 'me too' aren't talking about some dude saying 'nice tits' or 'wanna bang?'

Because apparently behaviors like that are no longer filed under the category of "blatant verbal and sexual harassment."

If we weren't "forcible sexually battered," which this guy says we "better have been," we're crying for attention.

We also probably "invited" our assault upon ourselves so a few years down the line we'd be able to engage in a fun Twitter day about it!

'You know some of these girls never had a Me Too experience'

Chin strap over here would know.

'I don't believe these girls changing their status to Me Too'

We forgot there aren't millions of shitty dudes out there interested in sexually harassing any woman anywhere at literally any time.

'Some of you are too ugly to get sexually harassed'

Because it only happens to hot women.

'You all go to state school'

And it might be our fault because of where we decided to pursue higher education.

'Fat ugly women are proud they were abused'

We're posting these statues out of pride, not anger and pain.

And even for the guys who do (maybe) believe us, it's not enough we're coming out with our experiences, now we're being shamed for not naming them.

We all have that privilege — we're all white, and rich and powerful and will be able to avoid being fired when stories about our bosses and managers assaulting us come out.

For every girl saying "Me Too," there are millions who won't.

If you can't handle this one little hashtag online, imagine if every woman actually came out.

Some of us aren't ready, or able, to perform our trauma for you on Facebook, and your response to the trend is a perfect example of why.

@carolinephinney

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