I got this message today. A few minutes ago, in fact.
Hah! In South Africa, a hashtag #MenAreTrash has been trending the past few days.
It follows the gruesome murder of a young woman at the hand of her boyfriend. She, herself was active in women’s empowerment initiatives. It is also Mother’s Day.
Not all men are trash, obviously. And not all relationships which have a disproportionate power balance are male/female based, but slowly slowly, step by step, ‘fuck off’ by ‘fuck off’, we can change minds and self-empower ourselves till more ‘women/mothers/daughters/girlfriends’ learn to enforce their boundaries and more ‘Trash Men’ learn how to say: “Pardon” and back the fuck off.