This tweet from Twitter user @Allief0rnia is going on a week old, but she proposes a scenario so woke that it’s taken the rest of Twitter some time to process her thoughts and respond — and those responses are still rolling in.
Here’s the deep thought at hand that’s garnered more than 2,000 likes since it was posted:
Imagine if men centered their masculinity on caring for animals, gardening and maintaining some nice plants, beekeeping, having a clean home, reading books, building tables..literally anything besides destruction and power
— Al (@Allief0rnia) April 14, 2018
Hmm … men caring for animals and maintaining plants? Sounds like …
You've invented farming.
Now please bear some guy six children and cook his food and clean his clothes while he fixes the plow at the forge and then gets the fields tilled.
(to be clear: I'm 100% serious that this is a good idea for both parties) https://t.co/drixMkvVUr
— Dogs Don't Have Thumbs (@MorlockP) April 18, 2018
Literally, most of this falls under FARMING. (cleaning animal houses def would) https://t.co/tchqjXJ526
— AppyPollyOllyGees (@PollySpin) April 18, 2018
— Shannon, the Wise (@stg3095) April 18, 2018
Good news: you don't have to imagine this, you can just open your eyes and look around. https://t.co/EMXw6FEf3M
— Something Somethingist (@anarchohindu) April 18, 2018
There are men who live like this, generally in red States. https://t.co/maxeqhIbza
— bruceT73 (@bruceT73) April 18, 2018
A lot of men are already like this. They're called "productive members of society." Perhaps you could learn something from them. https://t.co/eJLGU77f8K
— BlonicFox (@CynicalPundit1) April 18, 2018
You don't get around much. https://t.co/aGz0AOZ3Hl
— American Ginger Warrior (@MarkusUSA) April 18, 2018
Bless your heart. https://t.co/2hVQWatpEP
— alexandriabrown (@alexthechick) April 18, 2018
Have you… have you ever met a man?
I'm thinking not. https://t.co/ugYR9QQ4tC
— hey baby it’s woke outside (@MatlockFletcher) April 18, 2018
I honestly do not know what's stupider about this thread, the fact that most of those things that she lists are already traditionally masculine or the idiots that respond to her and don't realise said things are traditionally masculine.
You guys need to get out of the city https://t.co/iT5PDyoqt9
— Verpa Venator (@VerpaVenator) April 18, 2018
Farmer demographics: https://t.co/yr7KhKLxiz
I don't have any exact numbers on beekeepers, but anecdotally it seems to be majority men. So I dunno what to tell ya. https://t.co/ZJN5tOruXN
— ıllıllı ??????? ıllıllı (@slatermaus) April 18, 2018
But beekeeping. Imagine if men centered their masculinity on beekeeping.
… Beekeeping? https://t.co/HEY6nYAPfz
— sara (@saranimals25) April 18, 2018
— Elijah Pykiet (@EliShawnProduct) April 18, 2018
Currently taking applications for a beekeeping boyfriend https://t.co/Kt3RlxUiFs
— The Petty Reckless (@rachey_rocks) April 14, 2018
And building tables.
Maybe Allie needs to refine her idea of “men.” Imagine if men centered their masculinity on literally anything besides destruction and power.
The nation of gardeners, housekeepers, and beekeepers would be invaded by a tribe of fierce, warlike, powerful men who would kill the gardener men and take their homes and women. https://t.co/hJmmJ5PeyE
— Ming the Merciless (@_Emperor_Ming_) April 18, 2018
I built a bird table and I positioned it in the front garden next to the beehive and the roses I'd grown. I watched from my freshly vacuumed house, whilst I was reading a book, as my female neighbour drove into it trying to back out of our shared driveway.#WednesdayWisdom https://t.co/Cn6Mgfi3Qf
— Tony? (@Sheasy64) April 18, 2018
I tried to reply to this with a witty comment but I destroyed my keyboard. then I smashed the desk. then i broke through the wall and ran through the hills screaming, covered in blood. then i went on an endless rampage, journeying many miles and murdering, using my power https://t.co/RwO01De0bT
— CATSONMARS – Please Play Titanfall 2 (@kosmonyaut) April 18, 2018
BRB, throwing bears at enemies https://t.co/4j9UjFvWDa
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) April 18, 2018
If you dont love me at my destruction and power you don't deserve me at my maintaining nice plants https://t.co/sq0bkuzXPE
— THE Monday Morning QuarterBLACK (@TheMMQBL) April 17, 2018
When you think about it, men can do lots of cool stuff, including building tables and gardening:
As long as we’re just imagining here, let’s go for it.
Imagine if women centered their femininity on something other than complaining about how men actualize their masculinity. https://t.co/P6IORu9b6H
— Incoherent Thoughts (@Manathemist) April 18, 2018
Imagine if people like this centered their femininity on building others up, afirming the wonderful differences between people, being kind towards people, helping people in need, aknowledging the great contributions that males have made in this world, anything but male bashing. https://t.co/UvYZkWTnwM
— IamthegirlUK (@Iamthegirluk) April 17, 2018