We’ve been around long enough to remember the times when men would announce that they wouldn’t be tweeting for a whole day, and instead, be retweeting only women (whatever those are). Steve Marmel decided to start a campaign to only retweet women on the day that Hillary Clinton’s memoir, “What Happened,” was released. “The effort to silence female voices on Twitter is relentless. So on 9/12 I’m going to #JustListen and #AmplifyWomen,” he tweeted.
Here was another attempt:
Not tweeting tomorrow. Just retweeting women. Men: Join me.
— ryan teague beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) November 21, 2017
Are you assuming their gender? Not cool, bro.
Democratic campaign strategist Paul Begala saw footage of protesters outside Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home and did what the White House wouldn’t: denounce it, if only becaue it was “politically counterproductive.”
This is wrong, stupid, potentially dangerous, and politically counterproductive. https://t.co/NhwemyNJe3
— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) May 9, 2022
Amy Siskind reminded Begala that as a white man, his role was to listen to and amplify women, nothing more.
As a white man, it’s time for you to listen and amplify women. Nothing more.
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) May 9, 2022
White man John Harwood got tagged in there too.
Wow, Amy: that's pretty damn racist of you.
— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) May 9, 2022
Non-white men may ignore and downplay women though?
— Rachel, Spirited Sparrow (@SpiritedSparr0w) May 9, 2022
That’s really cute.
— very terrific (@very_terrific) May 9, 2022
What do you mean, “women”?
— A N (@MaxNordau) May 9, 2022
This is wildly transphobic
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) May 9, 2022
The word “white” seems unnecessary but ok lol
— 🎃Colty🎃 (@ColtonIsntaMyth) May 9, 2022
What does being "a white man" have to do with anything?
— 🍻 (@vinny_mac84) May 9, 2022
Oh, so just to get this straight, we ARE making identifying and singling people out based on their skin color okay again? And gender too? Which, obviously, we're assuming based on appearances?
Just making sure, because that'd be backwards to what a lot of people say nowadays.
— It's just me. (@shidpost_waifu) May 9, 2022
What are you saying, if he were black, Asian or Latino he’d have a say? He has just as much a right to speak up as anyone else.
— Valerie Weisenfeld (@VWeisenfeld) May 9, 2022
As a white woman, you don’t check enough intersectional boxes to speak in these trying times, Amy.
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) May 9, 2022
You just want to date him. 😏
— T.D.M. (@tediumnnc) May 9, 2022
MIC F'ING DROP: Obianuju Ekeocha CRUSHED condescending beta-dude retweeting women only https://t.co/OYsAT4uEdJ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 21, 2017