Saturday, April 6, 2019

Youtuber's Claims That Women Are 'Too Delicate' For Handshakes Gets Him Dragged Worldwide

A YouTuber's claims it is "patronising" to shake hands with women as they have "delicate hands".

Paul Ray Ramsey, wrote on Twitter that shaking hands with women was "like shaking hands with a child," also calling it "patronising," and suggesting they prefer hugs.

Twitter critics were quick to tell Ramsey what they thought of his views, calling him: an "idiot", a "moron," and a "white nationalist-adjacent YouTuber".

The Oklahoma YouTube provocateur - and recent self-appointed greetings etiquette expert - has nearly 50,000 followers on Twitter, and almost 60,000 subscribers on the video-streaming platform.
He has used his platforms to air a variety of views in recent days on topics ranging from US politics and President Donald Trump, to religion, and, immediately following his own online thrashing: "social media outrage mobs".

But it was Ramsey's views on the handshake late on Monday that fired up thousands of Twitter users.
He wrote on Twitter: "Shaking hands with a woman is like shaking hands with a child. It seems artificial and vaguely patronizing.

"The handshake was designed as a greeting between men to show that your sword hand was empty.

"Almost all women now greet with a quick hug in informal situations."
He later posted on his YouTube channel that to shake hands with a girl who may have "little, 'delicate' hands 'doesn't feel right'."

His claims were quickly torn apart - with many pointing out that as women their opinions on what they prefer held more weight than his views.

"I have never in my life [greeted] people in a formal setting with a quick hug," tweeted Jane Jackson. "My grandfather taught me to shake hands and look people in the eye when doing it. He taught me that I should show respect and be respected. It's a shame no one taught this to you."
Twitter user Deidre poked fun at Ramsey's assertion: "That's why women don't shake hands - because they're full of swords."

Daniel Coonan's take was short and to the point: "You're a moron."