Men Are Sharing Advice With Other Men On How To Stand Up To Misogyny And Predatory Behavior When They Witness It

In the ongoing modern day conversations about misogyny and sexism, we more often hear about predatory behavior directed at women by men. However, men have an important role to play to in ending discriminatory and harassing behavior, and many are stepping up.

On Saturday, @emrazz asked men on Twitter to name an occasion in which they stood up to other men in their lives who exhibited misogynistic behavior.

There's this guy who reminded his father that women and girl's bodies aren't inherently sexual.

There was this astute advice.

Sometimes a physical barrier helps.

Some men need reminders that catcalling is predatory.

There was this man who understood the ways transphobia and misogyny interact to create the monster that is transmisogyny.

This man understood that sometimes talking through a behavior is helpful.

Unfortunately this behavior isn't unique to a certain kind of man or profession.

Some men have stepped up to be wing-men.

Sometimes being a wing-man is subtle.

Sometimes it's not.

Sometimes teachers have to find teachable moments.

And finally, there was this man who helped educate his boss about work-place double standards.

It's important for men to be allies in this fight and say something to other men when they're being inappropriate. If you don't know how to start the conversation, The Guy's Guide to Feminism"The Guy's Guide to Feminism by Michael Kimmel and Michael Kaufman is a great way to start.

More of this in 2019, please.

People Explain Which Lessons Aren't Taught In History Class But Should Be
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It's highly believed that it is important to learn history as a means to improve our future.

What is often overlooked is that what is taught in history class is going to be very different depending on where you went to school.

And this isn't just internationally, even different regions of the United states will likely have very different lessons on American history.

This frequently results in our learning fascinating, heartbreaking and horrifying historical facts which our middle or high school history teachers neglected to teach us.

Redditor Acherontia_atropos91 was curious to learn things people either wished they had learned, or believe they should have learned, in their school history class, leading them to ask:

What isn’t taught in history class but should be?
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People Share The Most Random Things They Miss About Life Before The Pandemic
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So apparently we are in the endemic phase of this nonsense.

We have light at the end of the tunnel.

So what now?

Where do we go from here?

Normal seems like an outdated word.

How do we get back to normal though?

Is it even possible?

What are reaching back to?

Life pre-Covid.

Those were the days.

If only we could bring them back.

Redditor hetravelingsong wanted to discuss our new normal in this hopeful "endemic" phase. So they asked:

"What’s something random you miss about pre-COVID times?"
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Atheists Break Down What They Actually Do Believe In
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What do you believe?

Is there a GOD in the sky?

Is he guiding us and helping us?

Life is really hard. Why is that is a big entity is up there loving us?

Atheists have taken a lot of heat for what feels like shunning GOD.

What if they've been right all along?

Maybe let's take a listen and see what they really think.

Redditor __Jacob______ wanted to hear from the people who don't really believe all that "God" stuff. They asked:

"Atheists, what do you believe in?"
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The list of what irritates me is endless.

I mean... breathing too loud or dust can set me off.

I'm a bit unstable, yes.

But I'm not alone.

So let's discuss.

Redditor Aburntbagel6 wanted to hear about all the times many of us just couldn't control our disdain. They asked:

"What never fails to piss you off?"
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