South African woman's tweet sparks a social media gender debate

South African woman's tweet sparks a social media gender debate

- Social media gives people opportunities to discuss views and opinions freely

- Sometimes the discussion get a little heated and pulls a lot of reaction from people

- A young South African recently shared her opinion on men and was surprised by the level of attention her words were getting

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Social gives people a wonderful, free platform where they can express their views and share their opinions.

However, it sometimes happen that people don't agree with certain ways of thinking or opinions, and a social debate will start.

In some cases, a social fight could start. A few days ago a young tweep, @Lee_Mantlole shared a personal opinion that sparked a heated reaction from fellow tweeps.

She accused men of wanting sons instead of daughters so they can pass on their "gender based bigotry and patriarchy".

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Naturally, there were men who did not agree with her and they had to have their say. This is social media, after all - where everyone is entitled to their own unique opinion.

The tweet that started it:

@sucker_free33 did not agree with the original poster at all:

Of course, another tweep had their own opinion on @sucker_free33's opinion:

There's nothing wrong with a healthy debate, as long as it stays clean and doesn't get personal. So far, tweeps are trying to keep things cool. Mostly:

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Admittedly, @sucker_free33 was making his point quite well.

You would think that the debate ended here, but you'd be wrong. Social media loves dramatics, no doubt about it.

So, in true social media style, the response to the original tweet came fluttering in one after the other.

Some men said that they want boys to carry their name, true, but that doesn't mean they felt daughters would subordinate or inferior.

Other men joked that they wouldn't want boys because they were problem kids and having children like themselves would be scary.

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A lot of tweeps stated that they would actually love to have daughters. One tweep added that women don't always realise how precious little girls are to men.

Other tweeps added that it is a pity that women think so poorly of men. Being prejudiced toward men seems a real problem, according to the men on Twitter.

Of course, there were some funny responses as well:

Mostly, it seems that men feel like they are being judged too harshly by women who don't really know them.

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This discussion on social media was nothing more than a few minutes of entertainment to most of the people involved.

But the fact that so many people responded points to real emotions and and actual views behind the replies.

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