DA councillor Renaldo Gouws slammed for #MenAreTrash clapback

DA councillor Renaldo Gouws slammed for his views on gender-based violence

2021-12-09 12:13:00 PM

DA councillor Renaldo Gouws slammed for his views on gender-based violence

DA councillor Renaldo Gouws was slammed on social media for his views on gender-based violence (GBV).

09 December 2021 - 10:35DA councillor Renaldo Gouws received heat online for the views he expressed on the #MenAreTrash trend.Image:Renaldo Gouws/InstagramDA councillor Renaldo Gouws has been slammed on social media for his views on gender-based violence (GBV).

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Gouws this week took to social media platform TikTok, suggesting that in a country where GBV incidents are high, “99% of men” who have never committed GBV against women and children should be “praised” and “thanked”,  instead of being blamed for doing nothing.

“This past weekend there was a trend aimed at SA men and that trend on social media was #MenAreTrash. You would think that when you’re fighting against GBV you wouldn’t generalise. One would think that you would want allies and supporters to come up and defend and stand up for your movement,” said Gouws. headtopics.com

“But when you stereotype, belittle and insult 99% of the population that has never touched a woman in that way, that has never been aggressive towards a woman or children, you would think that maybe praising them and thanking them for doing what they’re doing would be suitable. But nah, apparently blaming 99% of the men that do nothing and putting them in the same boat as the cowards that do those things is considered normal.”

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The video drew mixed reactions on social media, with many criticising Gouws for his comments.They saidthat not touching a woman without her consent was not something that was praiseworthy.

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First time I agree 100% with something said by a DA member. The very same people criticizing him would take exception if someone were to say, just because the majority of people who commit crime in SA are Black, Black people are criminals. Keep it up Renaldo. Don't be ashamed. I listened to the statement and i find absolutely nothing wrong in what was said. Why are people so sensitive? He made valid points and i agree with him 100%. Why shouldn't decent men be celebrated, but its okay to celebrate decent women? You sexist people should be ashamed...

What a whopper he is 👍Renaldo! Dammit RenaldoGouws. 🤣🤣🤣