When somebody gives you a compliment, what do you think the appropriate response should be?
While a simple “thanks” seems like it should suffice, many women find that in their experience, some men react very negatively to that one-word response. To prove her point, accomplished author, social worker, and activist Michelle Taylor, who goes by Feminista Jones, decided to try a little social experiment on Twitter to find out how many other women have had the same treatment when they agree with or choose not to deflect compliments from men.
Piss a man off today: Tell him you agree with his compliment of you.
— TheDevil's Sidechick (@FeministaJones) May 12, 2017
Right off the bat, women shared their text conversations with men who were shockingly mean when they didn’t get the response they were obviously expecting.
Apparently “thanks” is a four-letter word as far as they’re concerned.
I’ve had SEVERAL men tell me they found “thanks” an offensive reply to a compliment given to a woman 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— TheDevil’s Sidechick (@FeministaJones) May 13, 2017
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I see it every day because that's my usual response.
"Thanks" and keep walking. I get yelled at. Cursed at. "That's all you gonna say?"
— TheDevil's Sidechick (@FeministaJones) May 13, 2017