As we head into the New Year, based on a request from Professor Jacobson, I decided to conduct a little research project on a Tweet he came across from a ” Corrector of racists, chauvinists & pretend lawyers”.
Women, imagine that for 24 hours, there were no men in the world.
No men are being harmed in the creation of this hypothetical. They will all return. They are safe and happy wherever they are during this hypothetical time period.
What would or could you do that day?
— feminist next door (@emrazz) December 24, 2018
A review of all the responses shows there are numerous fronts open in the ongoing American Culture War.
One one side, we have those who are tired of all the man-hating.
I can’t imagine any way this would make my life better. And I agree, there would be no one to celebrate Mass and that is a horribly sad thought. Thank God this will never be the case.
— Marian S.Carney (@mcscarney) December 30, 2018
I would miss my husband and sons and most of the best people I know.
— jill morris (@MamaJill53) December 30, 2018
Unfortunately since mass production of products is mostly completed and organized by men, sewer maintenance, electrical maintenance…then the welfare and social security crisis that would ensue from the 40 billion in taxes not collected that day. There would be chaos. pic.twitter.com/XTCVpybPZM
— ⬆️&⚛️ (@Nostronomicon) December 29, 2018
I’d miss my five sons…and I’d do exactly the same things I do every other day since having men in my life hasn’t been holding me back ????????♀️
— Tracie Dupin (@Tracie0313) December 29, 2018
On the other side, there are those who are true believers in “toxic masculinity”.
24 hour drop in the domestic assault and murder rate by 97%. Sexual assaults drop by 99.9%. Women’s ability to enjoy the same freedom men have in being outside after midnight.
Police detachments could afford to give 2/3 of their officers the day off.
Sounds like paradise.
— kkjadaddy (@kkjadaddy) December 29, 2018
I’d play all the video games and join in on voice chat without constantly worrying some guy would harass me each time I speak. That would be fun, there must be other things I would do but that’s the first one that comes to mind
— Dana ???? (@danaanmm) December 29, 2018
Not have to think about every move.
Not carry keys in weapon mode, wear bright colors, walk the bike trail near my house again, park anywhere in a parking lot not just near the door, enjoy the beach after sunset alone, & relax.
That’s probably the only way to overcome PTSD.
— Summer (@psLove_Summer) December 30, 2018
The third front in this struggle is now clearly apparent. There are those, like me, who would prefer to go to where then men were for those 24 hours…and drink while enjoying real wit and humor.
Me as I leave for the 24-hour timeout while the women get to do whatever they want: pic.twitter.com/L4MYMahrNl
— Sherwood James (@GraveHorizon) December 29, 2018
You don’t have to ask me twice ???????? pic.twitter.com/8xwJQwwQCn
— Trey Hines (@TreyDay_21) December 30, 2018
Out of scientific curiosity, I tweeted the same question…replacing “men” for “women”. It hardly generated any response. I theorize it is because men on social media don’t feed on snark and drama.
— yes my avatar is me (@truthdogg) December 29, 2018
Watch the Monty Python and Airplane films in peace.
— ????SBott???? (@stebotch) December 29, 2018
Sleep with a blanket.
— Zarren364 (@Zarren364) December 26, 2018
Men, imagine that for 24 hours there were no women in the world.
A full day of just playing football, video games, and bbq.
— Michael Verschleiser (@MosheVee) December 28, 2018
Based on the data I collected during this experiment, I have one conclusion that I can most certainly make. Wherever the author of this thought experiment is, I wish to be somewhere else.
What’s #vaginatwitter? Imagine winning the lottery only it’s a twitter thread about vaginas
Owners & appreciators, what’s your favorite thing about the V?
— feminist next door (@emrazz) December 30, 2018
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