Bengaluru mass molestation: #NotAllTwitterati impressed by #NotAllMen trend
Once again, some men on social media have failed to comprehend the seriousness and gravity of the incident while needlessly trying to protect men’s “endangered” rights during an incident where the victims were women.india Updated: Jan 04, 2017 11:30 IST
The alleged Bengaluru mass molestation incident that happened during New Year’s eve on Saturday has shown that when it comes to the safety of women, India’s Silicon Valley is no better than any other city in the country.
It has also laid bare the state of mind of many people at large -- thanks to Twitter.
While comments by some political leaders added fuel to the fire, some Twitter users even went on to trend the hashtag #NotAllMen -- intended to counter generalisations about men’s behaviour.
The hashtag has trended on multiple occasions earlier to counter feminism and belittle sexual assault cases.
Once again, some men on social media have failed to comprehend the seriousness and gravity of the incident while needlessly trying to protect men’s “endangered” rights during an incident where the victims were women.
#NotAllMen have problem with women displaying cleavages in public, only guys with poor imagination does.— वि वेक™ (@vivoutHARD) January 3, 2017
#NotAllMen are rapists in Bangalore molestation.— Navinkumar (@anavinkumar) January 3, 2017
The “mass” silliness of such people, however, did not impress many and they also took to the social media platform to shut down the pointless tweets. While some resorted to anger and heated conversations, others patiently explained how the hashtag had made the conversation about men instead of the epidemic level of violence against women.
1/ What people (both women and men) need in times of distress is empathy. With #NotAllMen hashtag, men have conveniently run away from it.— Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) January 3, 2017
Ok men that's it. If you don't shut up with this #NotAllMen thing i'ma have to do a punparty with it & your day will get exponentially worse— Rohan (@mojorojo) January 3, 2017
First Published: Jan 04, 2017 11:29 IST