Gay man perfectly sums up the problem of double standards when it comes to women

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The #MeToo movement continues to leave a trail of justice in its wake as it leaves no industry untouched, calling out sexual abuse in film, music, business and beyond.

Michelle Williams is the most recent celebrity to speak about the movement and how it impacted her, and she said it changed her career for the better, which has been “rewarding.”

She told Elle UK : “It’s been really heartening and rewarding for me to hear from other women; how they heard what I went through and how it gives them an example [of how] to ask for reparation, and to be able to institute that tiny little model in other scenarios.”

That has been really one of the most rewarding things not just of my career, but of my life.

There is still a way to go, and a thread by writer and therapist Josh Weed that he first posted in 2017 is once more making the rounds online for its perspective – as a gay man, he decided to write about how he witnessed misogyny against women.

Taking to Twitter, he began:

I am a gay man who was raised in a heteronormative world. A part of this world I have always been baffled by is “modesty” culture

The thread is pretty brilliant tbh

He talked about the biziarre logic attached to the idea of modesty as it pertains to women, and how that same definition, narrow that it is, doesn't apply to men. He wrote: "Women's worth is STATIC. It is inviolable. It doesn't change with what she does or doesn't wear. It doesn't change with sex."

He added:

In fact, I have had, my entire life, been in situations where men take ALL THEIR CLOTHES OFF RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME (locker rooms, etc.).

And guess what? Even though I have felt aroused, I have never EVER blamed another man for that arousal. My arousal is about ME. Not him.

I have never assaulted another man for this. I have never raped another man for this. I have never claimed a man was "asking for it."

A person's worth is static, inviolable, and begins the day they are born as a baby until the day they die. Clothes do not change this.


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