This Is What Happens When Women Accept Compliments Online
Eighteen-Year-Old Gwenyth Bateman, has over 68,000 twitter followers and aptly describes herself in her bio when she states ‘i tweet about feminism so’. She was recently inspired by this mini movement on Tumblr, in which women agreed with the compliments men gave them in order to gauge their (predictably awful) responses, after the recent cat-calling debate and the general criticisms of women being unresponsive to compliments paid to them:
Gwen, who’s twitter account is filled with her equal rights and feminist musings, decided to try this for herself and the outcome wasn’t pretty.
The response to these shocking examples posted on twitter have been mixed, with Gwen admitting she has recieved a lot of hate for them. She went on to say that “this is because when faced with information that they dislike, people feel the need to lash out.”
22 Year Old tumblr user, Katie Smith, said “For many men, beauty, coolness, [and] desirability are gifts they alone can bestow upon women. They get baffled, even aggressive when you show you’ve known you possess those things all along.”
A common criticism of this ‘social experimentt’ is that the girls did not accept the compliments ‘correctly’, to which this response seems apt:
Another wanted to know “Why exactly do you think that women should be obligated to express gratitude for compliments they didn’t ask for?”
This guy sums it up in one though:
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