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Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore is an outspoken social critic who often takes to Twitter to share clever anecdotes about the world writ large.
People have been re-sharing one such instance, when Moore tried to make an important point about how men, rather than women had a propensity to damage, break and destroy things. It fell short.
No women ever invented an atomic bomb, built a smoke stack, initiated a Holocaust, melted the polar ice caps or organized a school shooting. — Michael Moore (@Michael Moore)
The 2016 tweet has exchange has gone viral on Reddit with Jessica Ellis pointing out that, well, Moore was mistaken.
Well... this is spectacularly not true https://t.co/f23ZDTrJFr — Jessica Ellis (@Jessica Ellis)
@MMFlint This is Elizabeth Graves. Her work on the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos was essential to developing nucl… https://t.co/44Wu9Oyots — Jessica Ellis (@Jessica Ellis)
@MMFlint This is Mary Walton. She patented two smoke stacks. https://t.co/0BiomwxP4F — Jessica Ellis (@Jessica Ellis)
This is Ilse Koch, a commandant of Buchenwald. https://t.co/JJFHAa7eR5 — Jessica Ellis (@Jessica Ellis)
As for melting the polar ice caps, meet Ceri Powell, head of global exploration for Shell. https://t.co/8kHTqTpS54 — Jessica Ellis (@Jessica Ellis)
And the first modern school shooter was Brenda Spencer, a teenage girl. — Jessica Ellis (@Jessica Ellis)
There are women – like men – who are morally reprehensible, and pushing a Victorian ‘women are pure’ agenda is damaging both men and women.
Women have faced a boatload of opression at the hands of the patriarchy, but you do not get to erase us. We are not ivory monuments. — Jessica Ellis (@Jessica Ellis)
And telling women that there is no dark side to them, that they are pure as cream, is detrimental to their mental health. We are not better. — Jessica Ellis (@Jessica Ellis)
To suggest so, you not only remove our agency and erase us from history, you cauterize our ability to make choices. — Jessica Ellis (@Jessica Ellis)
Being ethically good is no easier for us than it is for men. It's time you stopped acting like goodness comes out of our vaginas. We choose. — Jessica Ellis (@Jessica Ellis)
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