- South African men are called trash as the focus has been placed on the way local women are treated
- Reports of women abused and murdered by men they know have angered the country and the #MenAreTrash movement is a cry for change
- However, men who feel they aren't the trash spoken about are getting tired of being assumed to be as bad as criminals
The #MenAreTrash movement has been trending on social media as women speak out against the treatment they receive from men.
The hashtag is a way for people to spread awareness about gender-based violence. But not everyone is happy with the words chosen to discuss this sensitive and serious matter.
Briefly.co.za noticed that as the hashtag trended again, men started speaking up, asking women to stop saying that all men are guilty of being trash.
"Don't paint us with the same brush please."
This is the general request from men who feel they are being treated unfairly. Here's what some of them had to say:
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