Hurricane Harvey has caused historic levels of rainfall in the Houston area, leaving unimaginable destruction and loss in its wake. But that didn’t stop one Twitter user from sharing an incredibly sexist Hurricane Harvey tweet…that has thankfully inspired a slew of clap backs and memes across the internet.
Blogger Matt Walsh shared a photo of a man carrying a woman and her baby safely out of flood waters, adding the following caption:
“Woman cradles and protects child. Man carries and protects both. This is how it ought to be, despite what your gender studies professor says.”
Thankfully, the internet came for Walsh, and they came hard. And we’re giving all the responders a very loud, very proud virtual standing ovation.
Just take a gander:
Or this tweet of Game of Thrones‘ Benjen Stark carrying Hodor to safety.
There’s the script-flipping of Scully *somehow* saving Mulder from all those aliens.
We were also blessed with Hagrid protecting Harry with his own bare hands.
And Miss Piggy spotting Kermit as he stands on a ladder, putting up the mistletoe.
Of course, though there were plenty of LOL responses to the tweet, many were quick to call Walsh out for the ridiculous sexism of his remark, pointing out his response as being outdated at best and utterly misogynistic at worst.
As always, we’re sending our thoughts and prayers to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, which continues to ravage parts of Texas with historic rainfall. Our hearts are with all of you at this time.