Some days I wonder what I did in my past life to deserve living amongst certain people. Today is one of those days. So, I was on Twitter fake minding my business, and I was slapped in the face with the most ridiculous Twitter campaign since the Baltimore police blunder. It appears that today on Twitter, we are thanking men for keeping their hands to themselves and their penises in their pants.
#BlameOneNotAll is an ill-advised campaign that attempts to encourage women to not blame all men for rape. Just blame the rapey ones, they say. In my opinion, most men ARE kinda rapey, but I’m not gonna go there today.
Let’s be entirely clear though: When a woman accuses a man of rape, she is doing just that. Accusing THAT man of rape. If YOU, as a man who has not committed an act of rape or sexual assault, take offense to her accusation, then YOU have a problem. Why are you making this about YOU, sister girl?
And sure, not all men are rapists. Just like no entire group of people is ever exactly the same. But is THIS something we really need to start a campaign about? Like, I was once a teacher, and I never let my students have sex in my classroom. Am I going to hold up a sign and tweet it? No. Some things we just shouldn’t do, and we don’t need a pat on the back or a campaign for it. Personally, I’ve never seen a massive campaign where women are going around accusing all men of rape. The fact that people think that’s what women are doing when they accuse a man of rape is in fact, ridiculous.
I just wanna know how much they paid these women to hold these signs?
— connie (@con_walsh) May 27, 2015
#BlameOneNotAll Because I love congratulating a man for deciding not to rape me after a night out.
— elz (@ellchachki) May 27, 2015
— Lady Lazarus (@Siobhanapiranha) May 27, 2015