A few days ago, a freelance Egyptian American journalist, Mona Eltahawy, started a twitter trend asking women to come out with everything they get to hear from the men in their lives that those men don’t practice themselves. Since then, a colossal number of women have come out with hypocrisy laced statements that they have heard throughout their lives from holier than thou men who usually do the exact opposite of what they tell these women.
Here are all the things men say to women that they don’t practice in their own lives:
1. When they ask you to be less “attractive”
#DearSister "why do you wear makeup? Are you trying to garner attention from men?" *moments later posts a shirtless selfie on Instagram*
— ياسمين (@hijabispeaks) March 5, 2017
2. And then they try to shut you up
#dearsister where is your haya when speaking about such things? Have some modesty and don't speak about rape within marriage.
— C. (@ALadyontheDeen) March 6, 2017
3. That time they asked you about your past
#DearSister "do u think any Muslim guy is gonna wanna be with u once they find out you dated a kaffir? Be grateful I'm with u." @ my ex
— Dwight K Schrute (@Rabaeyonce) March 6, 2017
4. When they have shameless double standards
#DearSister you are obviously better than me in many aspects, that's why I'll keep bringing you down so I could feel good about myself.
— Haithm | هيثم (@haythm88) March 7, 2017
#DearSister "You aren't allowed to do that, you're not a boy"
— IG: aaliyaismail (@aaliyaismail) March 5, 2017
6. And when they don’t let you do anything before or after your shaadi
#DearSister wait until you get married to do that
Husband: no you can't
Society: there's nothing worse than a wife who can't be controlled!!
— ❄️ هديل العتيبي (@ihadeelme) March 6, 2017
7. That time they told you it’s not an “appropriate” thing for you to do
#DearSister don't pump your tire by yourself. It involves bending. It's inappropriate.
Besides, it's a man's job.
— جَنان (@JayAlhamli) March 6, 2017
#DearSister pls don't taint the religion by smoking. you're wearing a hijab fgs *smokes after jumaat prayers*
— Glenn Cocco (@ijishaimaa) March 6, 2017
9. When they wanted you to be a paak larki
#DearSister I mean I've slept with a few girls but I still expect to marry a virgin wife who's never had history with males before
— Ladan (@LadanXO) March 6, 2017
10. And when they ask for your nudes while also reminding you of your hayaa
#DearSister I'll ask for nudes & encourage what I consider immodesty onto other women but god forbid my wife/sis/daughter act like that.
— Wurishmeen (@Afgeezy97) March 5, 2017
11. That time they forget that being like Khadija and Aisha also means being strong and outspoken
#DearSister, why can't you try harder to emulate Khadija and Aisha except for the part where they are strong, independent, outspoken women?
— Nxjeehah Hamid (@thatmuhajababe) March 6, 2017
12. When they want female doctors but don’t want females to be doctors
#DearSister my wife/sis/daughter doesn't need an education but only a female doctor can touch her & be present during her childbirth
— Wurishmeen (@Afgeezy97) March 6, 2017
13. And all the times they can’t stop calling you names for doing exactly what they do themselves
#dearsister if you remarry quickly after divorce you're a slut. If I do I am a good Muslim man.
— Susan (@muslimwarmi) March 9, 2017
Dear Brothers, listen.
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