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Twitter Rages as Feminist Writer Says Coronavirus 'Isn't Killing Men Fast Enough'

© AP Photo / Peter MorganThis Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, photo taken in New York shows the word feminism listed in the dictionary
This Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, photo taken in New York shows the word feminism listed in the dictionary - Sputnik International
Noted feminist author Clementine Ford later claimed that the massive backlash she received in response to her radical tweet only illustrated how "fragile" men really are.

Most twitterati lambasted feminist writer Clementine Ford after she tweeted that COVID-19 "isn't killing men fast enough". She tweeted this bold thought to thousands of her followers, commenting on the story of a woman who had to abandon her lucrative job in favor of her husband, who could not handle full-time parenting, labeling the man "absolutely pathetic".

Despite not feeling for the hero of the story, netizens slammed Ford for being way too brutal, stressing that no mistakes or failures can excuse such things to say. Having received the wave of disproval, Ford only went on to remark how "fragile" men are if they react like that.

​Some people felt personally attacked by the writer's harsh words.

​Some noted that the tweet could be compared with racism, ableism and hate speech.

​Some pointed out that while Ford was apparently standing with women, she ended up insulting both genders.

​Another sad irony of the incident is that several studies that have been conducted globally have shown that men tend to actually die from COVID-19 more often, although the potential to overcome the disease is the same for both genders. According to research by University College London, based on the data collected on 206,128 patients, men were twice as likely to require intensive care, and 60 percent more likely to die after being infected wIth COVID-19.

Facing strong backlash, Ford deleted the tweet, apologizing in a subsequent series of tweets for not "framing her argument" clearly and describing her tweet as "poorly judged". It was noted by many, however, that she remained committed to her assertion.

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