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The #MenAreTrash Phenomenon

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A platform to vent and provide reasons why this #MenAreTrash hashtag is trending...
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I wouldn't say men are trash per say, but I do agree that we have trashy tendencies especially in our approach towards women
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The hashtag is much more than relationships, abuse and so forth. It’s about raising awareness about misogyny and patriarchy. It is about mentality and how we raise boys and the kinds of environments they grow up in. It’s a cry from women who are saying they have had enough of the disrespect, the abuse, the belittling and the games that are being played.
It has now become a movement that urges people, especially men, to stand up and say 'not in my name'.
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I wouldn't say all men are trash. There are some good ones out there. You just need to be really careful in finding a partner.
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There are men who really are a-holes. Not all are though. There are still men out there who treat their women right. I have sisters so I treat women with respect.
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The stories of women shared under the hashtag were shocking, heart-wrenching, horrible and diverse.The common denominator being men are trash and cannot be trusted.I know there are good guys and wonderful fathers out there. I’m not saying there aren’t.
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There are men who really are trash. They mistreat women and children. There is no denying that some men deserve the hashtag. Let's not generalize all men though.
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It's easy to see why a"men are trash" hashtag trends, but it will take more than hashtags to stop the violence against women. It will take fathers and male role models to become better leaders so that the cycle of violence against women ends. Men have an important role in shaping society for the safety of women.
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Some men really are trash but let's not generalize. We can rant and rant about men because we all know there are some who really are asses. Let's not forget the men who try to be there for their wives and kids too.
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Admittedly, some men can be pricks. There are still good men out there. Everyone has to be really careful in finding a partner.
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I understand that most guys can be jerks but I don't think every guy is.
I know a lot of jerks but I also know a lot of good guys.
It doesn't mean that you should think that every guy is a jerk
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South Africa has the highest number of women who are murdered at the hands of their partners in the world. In fact, of the women who die every eight hours, half of them are killed by their partners. Rape and rape culture are common with women being assaulted on university campuses, at their workplaces, in public transport. Not to mention the particularly hateful targeting and murdering of women who are a part of the LGBT community.
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Some men deserve it. They have total disregard for women and their families. There is no defense for men who are the scum of the earth.
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I understand that most guys can be jerks but I don't think every guy is.
I know a lot of jerks but I also know a lot of good guys.
It doesn't mean that you should think that every guy is a jerk
True. We don't need to be generalized as jerks. There are still nice ones there.
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Gender-based violence is a violation of human rights. Despite constitutional protections, gender-based violence remains persistent and widespread in South Africa. Violence against women occurs across socio-economic status, race, age and religion.
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Men should know how to treat their women and their kids. We need to be responsible and to show the world that there are good men out there.
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Men and women are at it again. There may be men who are trash but let's not forget the ones who are not like that.
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Men who are violent to women really are trash. They deserve to be punished. Women don't deserve that.
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The incident that started #menaretrash is valid. Beating someone up is a crime and they deserve to rot in jail. Violence should be avoided at all costs.
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Men who treat women with violence are scum of the earth. They should rot in jail. Women should be able to speak up and report these abuses before it's too late.
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