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why do people cancel women?

I’m not a big fan of the whole cancel culture. Yes, I think if someone has done serious, irreversible damage and hurt to someone’s life, then they shouldn’t get to just continue with their current affairs like that wasn’t the case. But what I’m talking about is people being called out for past mistakes that they’ve dedicated their whole life to fixing, and still being hunted down for something wrong they’ve done in their lives.

Let’s face it, if we were all on the public eye all the time, would you not have something in the past that could come back and not paint you in the best light?

The concerning part, however, is how easily people seem to cancel women rather than men. Men are called out for their behaviour, but they continue to be in positions of power (looking at you, Trump), while women are teared down, their image tainted, and they seem to rarely recover from their cancellation.

Recently, although it was her decision to stop being involved in her career for the foreseeable future, Jenna Marbles has issued an apology for past behaviour and is taking a long break (or permanent break) from YouTube, even if she’s dedicated most of her life to spread positivity and love to the world (and has gotten me through many tough times).

Ellen DeGeneres’ public image is not near as strong as before after allegations that she’s not as nice as she seems. Guess what? She’s still freaking nice as hell, fighting for causes dear to everyone’s heart, sharing her love with the world.

Why are these women, loving people for most of their lives and sharing kindness, being taken down because of a few past mistakes, when certain men stay in positions of power after being publicly horrible for years and years on end?

I would love to give people the opportunity to grow from their mistakes if that’s what they’re choosing to do. To give them a continuous chance to make up for that fact – rather than simply cancelling straight off the bat.

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    • 20mil, and yeah thankfully in her case it wasn’t so much her being cancelled as it was more her decision of stepping back as it’s quite a lot to handle the constant public pressure of having to be perfect all the time. And yeah, it was just self tanner but she still apologised for hurting people’s feelings, I can’t believe how unforgiving people are though 😦

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  1. I don’t know where to begin about my thoughts here. I feel very strongly about the cancel culture because it’s so unforgiving and doesn’t say much for those who, as you said, have worked so hard to correct their past mistakes. I haven’t followed the news much about the two ladies you mentioned above, but it’s pretty prevalent also among the people I follow and it’s so sad and frustrating. When someone lashes out against someone else on social media, trying to call everyone to cancel them, I can’t help but ask what their end point is. To cancel them completely and then what? Does that mean there are no second chances or there’s no possibility of changing?
    Thanks for calling out this very important issue. I hope others will realise how damaging this culture is.

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    • Exactly, and it’s become so toxic and people will point out past mistakes like it’s a reason for someone life to be over, it creates fear with every single person even somewhat on the public eye, because there is no room for mistakes 😦 if it feels mentally draining to those watching, I can only imagine how others must feel.

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