Social media strips away some of the filters we have, sometimes allowing one’s learned attitudes and dispositions to show through. Women name the problem and men consciously or unconsciously defend the patriarchal status quo. Ironically the male defenders in this piece threaten the woman with rape for act of bringing attention the societal problem of the rape culture we live in.

This ‘normal’ disposition that these dudes are showing is a learned behaviour. If men can learn to treat women as second class, they can learn to treat women as actual human beings. The process starts with one interaction at a time – the question is can males that know better stop this shit at the root – because your silence is complicity to the status quo and all of the misery it visits on females and males.