It's hard to live as a woman in a male-dominated world due to the constant abuse, and they just aren't going to sit and take it anymore.
From significant movements like #MeToo, all the way to the impact of the #WomensMarch, females are speaking up and making a change. Even though things are looking up and the battle for equality is well-and-truly in effect, the rate in which it is happening is slower than what it should be. The foundation on which misogyny is built seems to be rooted deeply into our society.
This week, Amanda Deibert shared a tweet that went viral. It has brought up an issue that woman have to face, which has no place in the modern world. And you would never believe how other women have responded to it and what they had to say...
This is Amanda Deibert.You may know her as an American award-winning comedy writer.
She's an inspiring lady, to say the least.
But, recently, she's been getting a lot of social media attention for a whole other reason altogether.
She didn't expect it to receive such big reaction.
This is what she tweeted.
One of my mom groups has a thread that is just women listing and recommending which kind of protection they take wh… https://t.co/7fOgETAz0E— Amanda Deibert🏳️🌈 (@Amanda Deibert🏳️🌈)1559154072.0
She then followed the tweet up with this one.
Also, women: what do you use when you go out running?— Amanda Deibert🏳️🌈 (@Amanda Deibert🏳️🌈)1559154186.0
I don't think that anyone expected so many similar stories from other women who feel as though they have to prep themselves before leaving the house.
The amount of women that keep a knife on them when they go out is terrifying.
@amandadeibert Sharpest little ring knife with ridges to grab DNA 🤗🤗 https://t.co/10CgRIeA0t— Hayley Jay (@Hayley Jay)1559177962.0
Another woman saw the reply and found the product on Amazon, so she could share it with everyone on the thread.
@amandadeibert @Hayjen9 That is excellent! Ordered! https://t.co/US6HLHzvmB— Fathom Divine (@Fathom Divine)1559240482.0
Knives were a popular choice, followed by hammers, it seems.Women are doing all that it takes to protect themselves when they go out running. Who would have thought that such a normal, daily activity could require so much preparation? It's disheartening to know that people can't even leave their homes without putting such drastic measures into place...
It doesn't stop there. Some people have even decided to enlist help from their pets!
@MarthedeFerrer @sknolle @danielmaycock @amandadeibert I think a lot about how someone could physically pick me up… https://t.co/OvI7wpF3q2— “MASK ON” - Future, an intellectual (@“MASK ON” - Future, an intellectual)1559200308.0
Others have taken it even further.
@amandadeibert My wife has started running again in the evenings. Atm, our youngest insists on going with her, dres… https://t.co/TUw44GLIGM— Rob (@Rob)1559168437.0
However, certain individuals have taken to Twitter to express their disdain towards Deibert.
Referencing her comment "...in case you wondered what being a woman is like," some men weren't happy about the whole thing.
Then, someone decided to bring up rape culture. Never a good sign.
@Kampko @cynthiaboaz @mixedbabi_ @TartanTaterTot @amandadeibert But does EVERY WOMAN get raped EVERY SINGLE DAY? Th… https://t.co/Xvg8GlYP1W— Otterstone (@Otterstone)1559266733.0