Woman's Tweet About Agreeing With Men's Compliments Starts Necessary Thread on Confidence

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Feminista Jones attends The New York Women's Foundation Celebrating Women Breakfast at Marriott Marquis Hotel on May 14, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for The New York Women's Foundation)

Woman's Tweet About Agreeing With Men's Compliments Starts Necessary Thread on Confidence

"Women are required to be beautiful, but also oblivious to it."

Published May 17, 2017

  1. Meet Philadelphia based activist and social worker Feminista Jones
  2. On Friday, Jones sent a tweet challenging women to agree with any compliments they receive from men
  3. Jones then explained her experience with men who believe women should have no self confidence
  4. One woman then posted a screenshot perfectly illustrating Jones's point
  5. Other women quickly shared their unique experiences of men getting turned off by their confidence
  6. Eventually, a woman named Nicole David pointed out the catch 22 for women to remain beautiful and ignorant to their beauty
  7. Which prompted others to point out several famous pop songs derived on this idea
  8. Jones's thread soon filled with an interesting dialogue about why some men feel threatened by a woman who takes ownership of her beauty

    "This is my blanket commentary: Just because you don’t do it or you don’t see it being done, doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen," Jones told BuzzFeed News. "When men go, 'Not all men,' they make it about 'I’ve never seen it, I've never done it…so it can’t be true.'”

    "I’m saying to listen to what women are saying — try to understand what’s going on," she added.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for The New York Women's Foundation)

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