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#IfTwitterWereAMan sounds like a nightmare

There'd be even more dick pics than there are already.

 

Jaya Saxena

IRL

Published May 6, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 8:07 pm CDT

What would Twitter be like if it were a man? That’s the hypothetical question being posed in a trending hashtag this morning, and it’s resulting in, well, a lot of jokes at men’s expense. It’s OK, they can handle it.

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Started by @firstandmonday, who host the Hashtag Roundup app, #IfTwitterWereAMan contains a lot of stereotypical jokes (men don’t like asking for directions!) and things that don’t even make sense (really? You’d marry Twitter?). But a lot of the jokes are poking fun at the inequalities between men and women.


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In a lot of ways, this isn’t even a hypothetical. Twitter has a long history of not paying attention to the abuse of its women users, who endure harassing and threatening tweets. And how else do you explain all the dick pics?

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That settles it, Twitter is already a man. 

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*First Published: May 6, 2016, 10:47 am CDT