Twitter user @DanielleMuscato started a viral thread this past Tuesday, September 25, that’s become essential reading for every male in the world who doesn’t understand the privilege that comes with their gender. In her original post, she asked the women the women of the world a simple question: “What would you do if all men had a 9pm curfew?”
For many women, the premise opened up a world of possibilities.
Simply being able to go for a walk at night appeared on many lists.
Many simple acts men take for granted must be avoided at all costs by women who fear for their safety.
With men out of the picture, these women definitely saw an improvement in their nightlife.
Some men also sounded off on the thread expressing their shock and support.
But the list of potential nighttime activities seemed to go on and on. Women have had a huge chunk of their lives limited by the threat that men pose.
It’s time men started believing women when they describe their fears.
To grow up in their world, women must be ever-vigilant, and ever-enraged.
To paraphrase @IjeomaOluo:
"It is very hard to survive as a woman in this world, and I remember saying once that if I stopped to feel, really feel, the pain of the oppression I encountered, I would start screaming and I would never, ever stop."https://t.co/0vA3F2r3mL
— Danielle Muscato (@DanielleMuscato) September 26, 2018
There’s no question: it’s time we improved ourselves as a culture.