This girl suggested a hypothetical ‘day without men,’ and people on Twitter are spiraling
‘I WOULD PRAY FOR THEM TO COME BACK’
This week, Twitter user @emrazz asked women what they would do if for one day there were no men in the world.
"Imagine that for 24 hours, there were no men in the world," she tweeted, adding an overly-nice disclaimer no men would be harmed in the creation of this hypothetical — they they will return and are safe and happy wherever they are during this hypothetical time period.
"What would or could you do that day?" she asked.
Women, imagine that for 24 hours, there were no men in the world.
No men are being harmed in the creation of this hypothetical. They will all return. They are safe and happy wherever they are during this hypothetical time period.
What would or could you do that day?
— feminist next door (@emrazz) December 24, 2018
Replies included things like "I'd walk around in what made me comfortable," and "I’d go to bars and order drinks I don’t have to finish before visiting the bathroom."
Some of the replies were serious and some were on the funnier side:
I'd fucking live a little
I walk around in what made me comfortable, I’d go to bars and order drinks that I don’t have to finish before I visit the bathroom out of fear of men slipping things in my drink, I’d enjoy talking to people who understand consent, I’d visit dark places, I’d fucking live a little
— BLUE (@MissKelechi) December 26, 2018
Go walking alone in the middle of the night
Go walking alone in the middle of the night in a beautiful city https://t.co/4w4aYwAVfs
— rabia O'chaudry (@rabiasquared) December 25, 2018
Live a day without the word 'actually'
Live a day without the word "actually"
— ??stinakaz?? (@stinakazSTF) December 26, 2018
Go out clubbing without worrying about creepy guys
I would go for a walk at night, go into the city in the evening/night by myself or with my girl friends (not having to take guy friends with us for our safety), go out clubbing without worrying about creepy guys, not be so self conscious and constantly looking over my shoulder
— Caitlin (@mrsrhysand) December 26, 2018
Not feel bad about a tight shirt and high waisted pants
Camp in the woods by myself. Walk after dark. Not feel bad about a tight shirt and high waisted pants. Go anywhere in the world.
— Rebecca (@BeckyLippert) December 26, 2018
But some people just could not handle the joke
The only thing funnier than some of the funny tweets, were the guys and girls who got way, way too pressed about this tweet, acting like these men were going to be caged and beaten during this one day period.
I would pray to God, that my man would come back soon
I would pray to God, that my man would come back soon. He makes the world a better place He helps provide for our family, protects us, and does all the things I am unable to do.
— Melody Rogers (@rogersmelodya) December 26, 2018
Pray for the men to come back
Pray for the men to come back because they were made, male and female. ?️
— sylvia (@fran015217) December 26, 2018
I would miss these people and their love
I would miss my husband, my Dad, my brother, my uncles. The good people in my life are not defined by their gender. I would miss these people and their love. That's what you missing darling, you got to work and find good people in your life.
— Julia Buoso ? (@JuBunny) December 26, 2018
Be bored bc my husband helps with everything and is hilarious and sexy
Be bored & stressed bc my husband helps with everything & is hilarious & sexy. Otherwise, I could do anything I do any other day since it's a free country. Although, let's hope my car doesn't break down, or that it's garbage day, or that I need anything that requires heavy labor.
— Miss Jennifer ll-// (@MissJennifer116) December 26, 2018
I would spend the day missing men
I would spend the day missing men & I would watch as those women who are convinced the world would be a better place without men realize that it wouldn't be. It would be different in many ways, to be sure, but not better, not even kinder.
— Emm Gifts (@EmmGifts) December 25, 2018
I just…guys they are leaving for ONE DAY not the rest of your lives!
And it's not just the girls defending the men. For a full 24 hours since she published this tweet, men have been insulting, threatening and harassing her for starting this conversation in the first place.
All I want for Christmas is to have one day go by where I’m not relentlessly attacked by men for standing up for women.
— feminist next door (@emrazz) December 25, 2018
All these threats directed at her illustrate what her tweet tried to show in the first place: Men are dangerous for no reason.
Oh, and a lot of girls apparently can't chill for 24 hours without their mans.