Viral Note From 1920s Shares Some Excellent Wisdom About Men

by Thea Glassman
Image via Twitter/Ella Roberts

This great-grandma knows what she’s talking about in this letter about men

Not trying to make any generalizations here, but there are a lot of guys out there who could use some improvement. Especially when it comes to being kind, thoughtful, peaceful, and generally not gross.

Thankfully, the Twitterverse was just gifted with some sage advice on how to handle the male species — and it all came courtesy of a woman from the 1920s.

Ella Roberts took to Twitter this week to share an inspiring relic from her great-great grandmother. “My grandmothers’ 1925 version of ‘men are trash,'” she wrote with an attached handwritten note which, highlighted that men can be fairly useless and women need to stick together.

“There is no faith in a man, not even a brother,” Roberts’ great-grandmother wrote. “So girls if you must love, love one another.”

Yes, yes, YES to all that. Her advice is pretty much the equivalent of when you send a bunch of expletive-ridden text messages to your best friend about a guy who wronged her — only written a whole lot more eloquently.

Unsurprisingly, Roberts’ post quickly went viral. It seems like a lot of women agree that female bonds are very, very important to nurture, particularly because men can be the worst. Also, unsurprisingly, men did not take kindly to this tweet and got all huffy and defensive. So we’ll just ignore them.

Most women applauded Roberts’ great-grandmother and noted that it is fairly depressing that her sentiment STILL applies today.

Also, I know I said that I was going to completely disregard all of the angry men in the comments, but this woman’s response to one of the complainers is complete gold.

The moral of this story is that we should all love, appreciate, and cherish our girlfriends, who are forever there to do all of the emotional heavy lifting. Also, we should probably be a little fancier and write our wisdom down in cursive somewhere — it might pop up on Twitter someday.