Women Against Feminism has become the hot new thing lately. Trending on Twitter, being featured on all the morning talk shows, and if their Tumblr is any indication they are growing larger and larger all the time. However as we have all learned time and time again whenever reason, moderation, and equity exert their force over our society; demagoguery, rampant bigotry, and utter human stupidity are there to provide an equal and opposite counter.
Because Isaac Newton was a son of a bitch.
“:Besides the warm, pumpkin-candle scented aisles of the Hobby Lobby, there’s another new club for self-effacing female enablers of angry white men. Women Against Feminism had, last time I checked, 16,013 followers on Facebook. Its tumblr is constructed of selfies of young women, dressed and posed like ads for DIY escort services, holding up bits of notebook paper on which they’ve scrawled screeds against feminism.”
That was a portion of an article by Nina Burleigh where she illustrates some of her sentiments about the Women Against Feminism page. Which she considers to be “a compendium of such blinding idiocy and prejudice that it defies description.”
Her opinion is not an aberration either. Far from, in fact. I’ve been reading this sort of reaction appear over and over again from feminists everywhere. The very thought that there are some women, somewhere out there in the world who don’t support their ideology has sent them into a sustained bout of collective apoplexy.
It’s an interesting thing to watch, this. Especially to witness the lack of self-awareness that goes into these feminists tirades.
Allow me to provide an example of what I mean. Take this image.
A rather powerful statement to be sure, and one not uncommonly expressed on their Tumblr site and Facebook page. These women against feminism feel that feminism does not represent them and their opinions. Even more than that, it is actively hostile to them and their opinions because it does not conform to that of the group. Now let’s see what Miss Burleigh has to say:
“Everything about Women Against Feminism suggests it’s a sock puppet for the aggrieved misogynists and pedophiles of the anti-feminist men’s rights crowd. The main clue is that almost all the women on the site are nubile and posed in ways that fulfill dirty old men’s wildest dreams about pliant young things.”