Any tips on #HowToSpotAFeminist??? We'll discuss tomorrow http://t.co/MlSI2zGap3 #WhatILearnedToday
— Doc Thompson (@DocThompsonShow) May 3, 2015
Feminists aren't laughing — and it's not because, as Thompson suggested, they don't have a sense of humor. It's because this "joke" isn't funny. At all.
A feminist-bashing session ensued on Twitter:
#HowToSpotAFeminist - Usually fat & ugly, always inherently unlikeable, supremely hypocritical, snarky, annoying, deluded, intransigent.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) May 5, 2015
#HowToSpotAFeminist: she probably already falsely accused you of rape.
— Eobard Clawne (@DeadwingDuck) May 5, 2015
Then feminists on Twitter decided to turn the hashtag on its head and use it to promote feminism:
"Do you want equality?" "Yes." GOTCHA. #HowToSpotAFeminist
— Ponta (@typicalfeminist) May 5, 2015
#HowToSpotAFeminist: Look for the kind, opened minded individual who sees the importance of gender equality... aren't they just the worst?
— JamesChats (@JamesChatsTV) May 6, 2015
Sarcasm also made an appearance:
#HowToSpotAFeminist We carry around water bottles of man tears to stay hydrated and radiant.
— kitty (@howdyitskitty) May 5, 2015
What we learned wasn't that feminists are ugly, bitter man-haters; we learned that despite feminist efforts, many people are still wildly ignorant. There's a lot more work to do.
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