It's a scary time to be a man!
Conservative and proud Navy mom @MarlaReynoldsC3, took to Twitter to share with the world how frightened her son is of "radical feminists with an ax to grind."
In fact, he is so afraid of being falsely accused of a sexual crime, he will not go on a date with a woman by himself. It seems crazy... and that's because none of it is true, and her son stepped forward to set the record straight.
It all started with this now deleted tweet that sent the hashtag #himtoo trending on Twitter.
In it she writes:
This is MY son. He graduated #1 in boot camp. He is a gentleman who respects women. He won't go on solo dates due to the current climate of false sexual accusations by radical feminists with an axe to grind.
Of course the Tweet launched a ton of memes mocking the man and the ridiculous notion men are suddenly afraid of women.
Many Twitter users got a kick out of the usage of "MY son."
Fur babies are still OUR babies.
And the SONS who started it all.
People laughed at the absurdity of the tweet and hashtag, but it turns out Marla Reynolds' son, Pieter Hanson, is a really cool guy and had no idea his mother sent out the message with his picture. He didn't even have a twitter account. And no, he's not afraid to date women alone.
Since this all blew up, Hanson has gotten an account and responded to all the hoopla in the most hysterical and loving way.
Once Pieter's brother Jon could stop laughing, he talked to Huffington Post, saying about his brother:
My mom has good intentions. But she wasn't trying to be a proxy. She's posted on Facebook about her single eligible sons and tried to get them dates many times over the years. But she never spoke to my brother nor did he make any of those statements regarding sexual allegations. He's actually a big supporter of women's rights among other things. An upstanding guy in the community, and everyone that knows him loves him.
Part of the reason mom can't understand why he's single. But the real reason is he's busy going to school full time, works 3 jobs (one as a volunteer) and is close to opening a new brewery business. He's a vet with an honorable discharge that received recognition by president Obama.
My brother is one of the finest human beings I know ... . He at first was very upset but is now taking it in stride and laughing about how mom went viral.
He is single. He does go on solo dates. And he's not afraid of the current climate or sexual allegations. As his brother though I'm sure he wouldn't mind a date out of this deep down haha. He really is a wonderful person.
We don't think making new friends is going to be a problem for Pieter. He already has wicked Twitter game.
He already has nearly 14,000 followers!
But of course the internet is nothing without cat pics.
Pieter did not disappoint. With the spirit of turning a negative into a positive, he shared this:
Okay, the warm fuzzies are too much. Put a fork in us we're done. Twitter for the win.