The moment that a future husband and wife see each other for the first time on their wedding day is often emotional and touching. However, for one Austin man, that cherished moment has been circulating in a less-than-favorable manner.
Last week, the parody Twitter account, @MeninistTweet, turned Adam Harris' touching wedding photos into a joke. The account, which regularly tweets images, memes and jokes as part of a satirical "meninism" movement, used photos from Harris' wedding with the language, "He's thinking about all the side hoes he has to give up."
He's thinking about all the side hoes he has to give up pic.twitter.com/7e1Kyiz8VM— Meninist (@MeninistTweet) May 22, 2015
Harris, however, got the last laugh, when he tweeted back to Menimist, "Or I was thinking about my wife, but you know, do you."
Or I was thinking about my wife, but you know, do you. https://t.co/MS5TBkT0hy— Adam Harris (@AdamHSays) May 23, 2015
In an era when harsh words are exchanged on the Internet with little thought, Harris' response was refreshing and calm. "I responded for two reasons: to correct an account that has consistently degraded women and because I will not allow them to shift the focus of our special moment to something else," Harris said in a statement on his blog.
Some may defend Meninist's joke, but Harris says he knows what a real joke is. "My wife is witty, attractive, my best friend and can tell a hell of a joke. A real joke, not what that account calls a joke," he wrote on his blog.
"I did not respond to that tweet in that way just because 'my wife was following me on Twitter,' or 'because my wife made me,'" Harris asserted. "No. It is possible for a man, on his own volition, to stand up for himself and his family. To simply reply to something that is wrong and fix it."