Unless you live under a rock or don’t go on social media, you’ve likely seen the Man vs Bear debate.

Yes, I’m #TeamBear

This one says it all.

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Screenshot of a social media post by “nick bzerkr” featuring quotes about hugging, avoiding, or fighting a bear in the Bear vs. Man Debate, alongside a bear emoji.

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A screenshot of a social media post by "peachydivinity" stating, "when a woman or girl goes missing in the woods, no one assumes it was a bear," with 17 replies and 2,949 likes.
A screenshot of a social media post by “peachydivinity” stating, “when a woman or girl goes missing in the woods, no one assumes it was a bear,” with 17 replies and 2,949 likes.

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A screenshot of a tweet by kate lister commenting on receiving abusive emails from men after writing an article, with a humorous note about bears not having written to her.
A screenshot of a tweet by kate lister commenting on receiving abusive emails from men after writing an article, with a note about bears not having written to her.

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Social media post screenshot showing a comment about preferring to be with a bear in the woods rather than dealing with fundamental ignorance, receiving numerous likes and replies.
Social media post screenshot showing a comment about preferring to be with a bear in the woods rather than dealing with fundamental ignorance, receiving numerous likes and replies.

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Screenshot of a social media post by user 'rudy2gen' asking "bears or men?" followed by repeated lines stating "bear because (personal experience)" and ending with "men: y'all just hate men for no reason.
Screenshot of a social media post by user ‘rudy2gen’ asking “bears or men?” followed by repeated lines stating “bear because (personal experience)” and ending with “men: y’all just hate men for no reason.

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Comic-style illustration of a distressed woman being grabbed by a man, with a caption expressing a warning about a bear.
Comic-style illustration of a distressed woman being grabbed by a man, with a caption expressing a warning about a bear.

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A screenshot of a social media post by "theaverage_gatsby" with a caption discussing two types of men, accompanied by user interactions showing 12 replies and 791 likes.
A screenshot of a social media post by “theaverage_gatsby” with a caption discussing two types of men, accompanied by user interactions showing 12 replies and 791 likes.

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A screenshot of a social media post by falon.yates expressing frustration over conversations about a bear, with likes and reply count visible.
A screenshot of a social media post by falon.yates expressing frustration over conversations about a bear, with likes and reply count visible.

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Screenshot of a social media post discussing a preference for encountering a bear over encountering someone wearing a maga hat in their neighborhood.
Screenshot of a social media post discussing a preference for encountering a bear over encountering someone wearing a maga hat in their neighborhood.

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Illustration of a bear holding a sign that says "i don't want to be alone in the woods with a man either.
Illustration of a bear holding a sign that says “i don’t want to be alone in the woods with a man either.

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Bronze statue of a man and a woman sitting on a bench engaged in conversation, with a caption that reads: "let me explain why you are wrong to choose the bear.
Bronze statue of a man and a woman sitting on a bench engaged in conversation, with a caption that reads: “let me explain why you are wrong to choose the bear.

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Belle reads a book beside the beast, who is lying on the floor amongst books, in a scene from the animated film "beauty and the beast.
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A man and a woman standing next to each other; the man gestures as he speaks, while the woman listens. text overlay reads, "but bears are dangerous. how do you not get that?.
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A social media post highlighting domestic violence statistics and humorously misunderstanding that perpetrators are literal bears, not men, with specific emoji use for emphasis.
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A screenshot from a social media platform showing a comment where a user expresses confusion over an analogy involving a bear and a distressing personal experience.
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A screenshot of two social media comments discussing the likelihood of encountering a bear in the city versus a random guy, with a focus on safety perceptions.
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A screenshot of a social media post by a user named araquiel, discussing personal experiences with men and referencing bears to convey a message about honesty in intentions.
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A screenshot of a social media post where one user jokes about taking a shot every time a man says beards are dangerous, and another responds that men, unlike bears, are unpredictable.
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Social media post discussing personal boundaries and safety, with text, icons for engagement, and a hashtag, displayed on a peach background.
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Three individuals at an outdoor rally; a young person in a red "real men wear diapers" shirt, and an older man with a long white beard wearing a denim jacket.
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A screenshot of a social media post discussing how men should listen to women's choices in relationships, using the metaphor of choosing a bear.
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A screenshot of a tweet with a list comparing questions often asked to survivors of bear attacks to those asked to survivors of sexual assault, highlighting societal reactions to both scenarios.
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A bear seated behind a table with multiple microphones from various news outlets, with a dense forest background, in a satirical image from "the chaser.

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A large digital image of a bear roaring above three frightened people in a forest, with a quote about humanity's danger compared to wild predators.
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Digital artwork depicting a large brown bear and a man in a forest, accompanied by a list of hypothetical statements related to human and bear interaction.
Digital artwork depicting a large brown bear and a man in a forest, accompanied by a list of hypothetical statements related to human and bear interaction.

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A social media post with a comment about a surprising "dateline" episode, indicating the husband was guilty, accompanied by likes and replies metrics.
A social media post with a comment about a surprising “dateline” episode, indicating the husband was guilty, accompanied by likes and replies metrics.

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A screenshot of a tweet by @fourcoatfanatic, featuring a humorous story about an unexpected compliment from a furniture delivery man, accompanied by an image of a bear in a scenic grassy field.
A screenshot of a tweet by @fourcoatfanatic, featuring a scary story about an unexpected compliment from a furniture delivery man, accompanied by an image of a bear in a scenic grassy field.

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A screenshot of a social media post discussing a humorous observation about people assuming bears are angry, which the poster considers to be projection.
A screenshot of a social media post discussing a frightening observation about people assuming bears are angry, which the poster considers to be projection.

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