Why isn't there an automatic RED BUTTON that women can just SMASH when they are being attacked? Like let someone else deal with it!
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To be honest, I was first thinking about this from a social media perspective.

But wow! Women really need this RED BUTTON all the time everywhere, online and in real life.

Fuck! Really, dudes have no idea how easy their lives are.

And it needs to be led by women, but men also need to participate.

Good men see bad men behave badly all the time. Some, but not all of that bad behavior is directed at women. Much of it is very terrible.

But men need to feel free so SMASH that RED button, no matter the gender of the target.

We all need to!

@kristinHenry The simplest thing would be to charge men a user fee for using social media. This could be used to fund a digital awareness team that would take care of the affected individuals while others take care of the rest (blocking, writing reports to the police, communicating, educating others...) 😉

@momentum This is an appealing idea. But it assumes that all men are privileged and all women are less so.

I am more fond of the idea of those who can afford it, to support platforms others can use for free. As on this instance.

Rather than taxing men, I would prefer that all have equal rights and pay 'taxes' as they can afford. Regardless of gender.

And dudes need to tell other dudes when they are out of line.

@momentum
Women, the usual target of the small man, shouldn't have to bear the brunt of the attacks alone. Men need to step in, and educate. Hopefully, to help them grow and become better people.

@momentum I wish there was a simple fix, as you suggest to charge men to participate...but really, there is no simple fix.

It's a human problem, and requires a human solution

@kristinHenry Of course, there needs to be a social solution to social problems. But sometimes small technical solutions help to make the problem visible and to create an occasion for social solutions and to reinforce them.

@momentum but technical solutions are almost always dictated by men who ignore their non-male team members, if they even have them.

@kristinHenry I totally agree with you there. I would definitely love to see something like a digital awareness team, and I would be willing to spend money on it. And yes, it's about time that men address their fellow men, remind them and have a few serious conversations. Even without a specific reason.

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