Memes erupt as SA gets ready for 2020 virtual Men's Conference
Cape Town - It appears that many South African Twitter users weren't ready to leave the Men's Conference memes in 2019 as the hashtag started trending again early on Wednesday.
The Men's Conference trend has proven that South Africans are still able to laugh in spite of the country going through load shedding and the state capture inquiry, to name but a few of the most pressing issues.
Plans for the imaginary conference started in February 2019 when men who supposedly did not want to lavish gifts on their wives and girlfriends on Valentine's Day came up with the idea to go AWOL from February 14 to the 15th.
Conveniently, when the idea of a Men's Conference was mooted as an alibi, South African social media users were happy to run with the idea.
From videos to pictures, South Africans appeared to buy into the Men's Conference idea, all in the interest of having some good, clean fun.
Here are some of the best and humorous reactions that were posted:
Guys how do we make this #MensConference2020 a reality. Just one weekend as SA man where we sit together enjoy gud music, watch football, play video games. Like we need to make this a reality, one event organizer need to try this in 2021.— Jay🇿🇦🇰🇪🇿🇼 (@PJDlamini1) January 8, 2020
No no no this is an honourable member, he will be holding seminars to spread the knowledge— Franky T (@Sim_qua) January 8, 2020
However, while some were enjoying the humour, there were those on hand to point out that a legitimate conference would not be a bad idea given the countless issue SA faces.
Can we please use the trending #MensConference2020 tag to discuss these real pressing issues!— Ulrich Janse van Vuuren (@UlrichJvV) January 8, 2020
Ongoing violence against women and girls.
Patriarchy and toxic masculinity.
Unequal pay & opportunities between men and women.
How to raise responsible young men.
I don't Wana associate myself with people who are constantly abusing, killing and raping women.— Catchvibe Moatshe (@IamCatchvibe) January 8, 2020
We talked about this last year but yet continued to embarrass some of us. Iam not attending #MensConference2020
Think about it. after mens conference more women and children were abused, raped and killed.... was raping and killing in the agenda vele vele? Thats what u were talking about in the conference to kill and rape women? U wanna double it this year? #MensConference2020 pic.twitter.com/XswSAZzzSi— MissLoverLover (@MissQabs) January 8, 2020