The toxic masculinity reckoning is upon us, and folks of both genders are doing their best to address it and shut it down. Famous men are falling like dominos—though that doesn’t mean all men are complete trash.
Over the weekend, Twitter user @emrazz kicked off a thread asking the Good Guys to tell stories about times they shut down “misogyny or predatory behavior” from other men. She asked men to share what they said and did, and how they’d suggest other men behave in similar situations.
Less than two days later, and the tweet had racked up over 850 replies from men sharing the many ways they’ve kicked misogyny in the so-called nuts. Whether it was simply not laughing at a sexist joke, rescuing a woman from an uncomfortable situation, or explaining to the victimizer why certain behaviors are gross and inappropriate, these men (and women) prove the world is definitely changing for the better.
Here are some of the best stories and suggestions from folks who masterfully shut down misogyny.