This Woman Inspired A Dialogue About Agreeing With Men's Compliments And People Are Nodding
"Because for some reason women are required to be beautiful, but also oblivious to it."
Feminista Jones is an author, activist, and full-time social worker based in Philadelphia. She often uses her social media channels to affect discussions about women's issues, particularly for women of color.
On Friday, Jones jokingly tweeted a challenge "to piss off a man today." "Tell him you agree with his compliment of you," she wrote.
In her thread, she further explained that numerous men in her real life have taken offense to her simply accepting a compliment, and/or agreeing with them.
"Generally we’re taught that we’re not supposed to compliment ourselves," Jones added. "When a woman does that, she needs to be humble."
She said she found this assumption that society subscribes to profoundly "interesting."