#NotAllMen - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
A hashtag intending to emphasize that not all men mistreat women. Popularized on social media in 2014 (in the aftermath of the Isla Vista killings perpetrated by Elliot Rodger, who was openly misogynistic), it was met with criticism and an outpouring of women sharing their experiences (with the hashtag #YesAllWomen) and countering that all women are affected by sexual misconduct and sexism, even if those actions are only carried out by some men. Ladies, it's #NotAllMen. There are still some good guys out there. #NotAllMen, huh? 2017 begs to differ.
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Commonly referred to as 'Whatabouttery' or the #NotAllMen
debate, these social media justice warriors are particularly difficult to deal with as they are often armed with confusing data.
Others excuse the deluge of revelations as being "witch hunts" (suggesting there is no real problem), or stating these cases are anomalies and that they don't represent common attitudes or behaviors (#NotAllMen
In the midst of the discussions and debates that ensued post the Bengaluru incident emerged the #NotAllMen campaign, which by all means is just misdirected.
Dear men and both vocal and silent backers of #NotAllMen campaign, do not dilute the issue at hand.