An Indian website's social media campaign that "all men are not rapists" has come in for intense criticism for its "dangerous message". Mintified started a campaign #blameonenotall, spreading a message that all men shouldn't be blamed for rapes.
This hashtag #BlameOneNotAll is a perfect reflection of rape culture.— IsisBaeperZz (@IsisPaperzZ) May 27, 2015
#BlameOneNotAll Another problem with this campaign is that it gives the illusion that men should be rewarded for basic human decency— #Feminist ? (@fabfeminism) May 27, 2015
If you want praise for being a decent human being, I begin to question how decent you actually are. #BlameOneNotAll
— V.V. (@VanessaVeasley) May 27, 2015
Such campaigns are aimed at countering the 'feminazi' culture that has become synonmous with online campaigns supporting women's rights. Although #blameonenotall was initially lauded for being a 'men' centric social media campaign, the holes in the theory soon became apparent.
It is sad to see that the "the Indian scenario" which was kept in mind during the inception of the campaign is still in existence today and will unfortunately remain unless we change our outlook towards women and the society in which we live.