Hey men, what are you planning to do better? Because you need to do better.
That’s a nice, uniting sort of start to bring us all together.
Here are ideas on how you should treat women better.
I can’t wait. I’ll offer some counter advice as well.
Talk to your friend who is “kind of a creep” at work.
That is extremely vague and unhelpful. Is this guy beating off into potted plants? I don’t work with guys like that — and I guarantee most men don’t, because most of us don’t work with celebrities or Democrat politicians.
Don’t talk over women.
Stop saying uninteresting shit.
If you are asked to be on a panel/team and see that it’s all men, say something. Maybe even refuse the spot!
Because every panel needs a woman on it? What if no women are qualified, or if none of them accepted, or…?
When you see another guy talk over a woman, say: “Hey, she was saying something.”
But what if I see a woman talking over a man? Would that response be considered talking over her? This sounds like some one-sided nonsense.
Learn to read a fucking room.
Again, vague. Also, I usually read books.
Don’t call women “crazy” in a professional setting.
Don’t be crazy. Why does this only apply to women? Why can we call men crazy? Crazy is not a gendered insult. Also, “Don’t call men ‘creepy’ in a professional setting.’
Don’t use your “feminism” as a way to get women to trust you. Show us in your day-to-day life, not in your self-congratulatory social media.
She’s talking to you, Joss.
Don’t touch women you don’t know, and honestly, ask yourself why you feel the need to touch women in general.
The first part, I get. It goes every way. Stop touching people.
The second part is fucking idiotic. Everyone wants physical contact unless they’ve been abused or they’re [redacted.]
Do you feel that any woman on earth owes you something? She doesn’t. Even if you’re like, “Hm, but what about basic respect?” ask yourself if you’ve shown her the same.
What if I loaned her a dollar?
Don’t send pictures of your penis unless she just asked for them.
This one I can let stand without comment. Actually, I’m going to skip a few very specific ones.
If a woman is really drunk, she cannot consent to you and she also cannot consent to your buddy who seems to be trying something. Your buddy is your responsibility, so say something and intervene.
If a man is really drunk, he cannot consent to you and he also cannot consent to pay child support.
Don’t make assumptions about a woman’s intelligence, capabilities or desires based on how she dresses.
Right back at you. Also, don’t make assumptions about a man based on his appearance in toto — height, weight, et cetera. Fair is fair, right?
And then the last one:
Don’t read a list like this and think that most of these don’t apply to you.
Have a nice day, and go fuck yourself. None of these apply to me.