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#AllMenCan Is A Hashtag Where Men Speak Up For Women

Can something positive come out of the tragic events in Santa Barbara?

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The hashtag started after PolicyMic editor Elizabeth Plank asked men to share their thoughts on what it means to be male and a feminist.

On the website she writes: "The 140-page manifesto of pure hatred against women and the YouTube video detailing Elliot Rodger's plans to slaughter 'blond sluts' was a gruesome wake-up call for all of us."

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#AllMenCan be masculine without misogyny, chivalrous without demeaning, and feminists without fear. Equality benefits us all.

Benjamin Curtis@Clearcoat_Ben

#AllMenCan be masculine without misogyny, chivalrous without demeaning, and feminists without fear. Equality benefits us all.

8:21 PM - 29 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In the wake of the tragedy, the hashtag #YesAllWomen quickly became a safe space of support and solidarity, a platform to share stories and fight back against the types of comments that too many women have encountered in their life. It also became a space for women to explain that entitlement of men over women has got to stop — sexism has got to stop — because it is literally killing us.Ultimately, the #YesAllWomen rallying cry reached more than 1 million tweets in the days since the tragedy, outlasting even Kim Kardashian's wedding on Sunday. But women are not the only ones frustrated by our society's institutionalized misogyny. So many men, too, reported feeling disgusted by the attitudes of the shooter and his alleged peers, the "men's rights activists" that not only influenced Rodger, but publicly predicted more violence if men aren't given what they want.Men deserve their own space to talk back to these "activists." Here is just a small part of that response, but you can find more responses or post your own on the hashtag #AllMenCan, because all men can have respect for women without ever becoming less of a man.

#AllMenCan believe in equality for every single person and #AllMenCan treat everyone equally with respect http://t.co/EiR3zcBuf1

David Aponte@chic0junit

#AllMenCan believe in equality for every single person and #AllMenCan treat everyone equally with respect http://t.co/EiR3zcBuf1

10:44 PM - 29 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#AllMenCan break stereotypes! #YesAllWomen #Beijing20 #HeforShe

UNA Armenia@UNA_Armenia

#AllMenCan break stereotypes! #YesAllWomen #Beijing20 #HeforShe

9:53 AM - 09 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

‘#AllMenCan’ Movement Shows ‘Male Feminists’ Speaking Up For Women http://t.co/NNWgQx6fnL

Aaron Stein@7WorldsDesign

‘#AllMenCan’ Movement Shows ‘Male Feminists’ Speaking Up For Women http://t.co/NNWgQx6fnL

2:31 PM - 09 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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