[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]his morning’s sad exercise of compiling #YesAllWomen tweets from Misadventurers around the globe took a shockingly short amount of time. We need a worldwide culture shift. We need women to persevere–to go “out and beyond,” as we say here –despite the unfair and heart-wrenching obstacles. If you want to understand some of the sentiment that led to the creation of Misadventures, read on.
#YesAllWomen Because as a girl, I had to scrounge to find books about outdoorsy women who I could relate to.
— Erin Zwiener (@ErinZwiener) May 26, 2014
#YesAllWomen Because my goals, as an artist, were supposed to include marrying a man who would be “willing” to support my “hobby.”
— chelsea biondolillo (@devakali) May 25, 2014
#YesAllWomen because my daughters climb trees and like snakes they are not tomboys they are girls who climb trees and like snakes
— Alaina Huffman (@AlainaHuffman) May 26, 2014
#YesAllWomen b/c my own mother said I could become a flight attendant. When I said how about a pilot, she responded that men were pilots.
— Katiyana (@Catiyana) May 27, 2014
I am a carpenter, and too often men in other trades come on site and ask me “You really built this all yourself?” #YesAllWomen
— Build it, Grrl! (@builditgrrl) May 27, 2014
Because playing roller derby shouldn’t equate to “You’re a derby girl. You know you like it.” when a man tries to grope me. #YesAllWomen
— Erin Ferrell (@eferrell) May 28, 2014
because all women should feel comfortable to wear whatever they want to, from and during yoga class #YesAllWomen
— yogadork (@yogadork) May 27, 2014
#YesAllWomen because women aren’t standing outside the yoga studio at my gym, staring in at men like its a private show
— klange (@klange) May 25, 2014
#YesAllWomen because people told me I couldn’t do karate “I was a girl and I would get hurt.” So naturally I got my black belt in karate
— vic (@victoria_j96) May 26, 2014
And an element of hope: