February 1, 2014

#WhiteFeministRants...

... a trending hashtag.

Related to the Michelle Goldberg article we were talking about yesterday.

Hard to tell if these are right-wingers risking attempting to use the kind of third-rate humor that breeds on Twitter or whether non-white feminists are advancing in what Goldberg called the "toxic twitter war" amongst the feminists.

Whatever it is, it's not very funny, and I don't think conservatives have anything to gain by inserting themselves in an intrafeminist conflict, especially if they're feeling they've got something funny to say. As the feminist in the light bulb joke said: "That's not funny."

46 comments:

Shouting Thomas said...

Ridiculing feminism and feminists is always a good thing to do.

What in the hell does it have to do with conservative or liberal?

I don't belong anywhere on the political spectrum, so why should I care? Nobody wants to represent my interests, so I learned to give fuck-all about politics long ago.

Feminists are stupid and evil. Feminism is stupid and evil. Stupidity and evil deserve all the contempt and ridicule that can be brought to bear.

Bob Ellison said...

It's funny to me.

Farmer said...

Yeah, that's pretty damn funny.

Paco Wové said...

"I don't think conservatives have anything to gain by inserting themselves in an intrafeminist conflict"

Why not? Assuming that's what's going on.

Jaske said...

Let's analyse 3rd rate wingers times advancing progressives.

Oops, let's not.
Time to Poos, eh?

virgil xenophon said...

Fatuous lefty and/or feminista rants are the stuff of which David Thompson and his blog have been made famous (and required reading, btw)

Scott said...

"Whatever it is, it's not very funny, and I don't think conservatives have anything to gain by inserting themselves in an intrafeminist conflict.."

Self parody is always funny.

And if homosexuality is a choice, as the socons claim, then feminism has created more gay men than any other movement in history.

rhhardin said...

Conservatives, to the extent that means men, aren't interested in accommodating feminist moods.

Women should be ashamed of accommodating them, though, like blacks should be ashamed of accommodating their black leaders.

It means you're not a serious person.

Patrick O said...

"non-white feminists"

Such a white feminist thing to say. Other feminists defined by their lack, their "not-ness."

In that vein, let's go ahead and call women in general "non-penis people"

In theological studies, we're more advanced than that caucasinormative nomenclature. Mujerista refers to Hispanic feminists and Womanist refers to African American feminists.

Shouting Thomas said...

And if homosexuality is a choice, as the socons claim, then feminism has created more gay men than any other movement in history.

No shit!

I've met so many gay and bisexual men who said they'd like to be involved with women... but...

The women of their generation are hopeless pieces of shit.

Scott said...

The Women's War on Penis. Glenn Reynolds' squeeze should weigh in on this.

Scott said...

Oh, an anyone who uses the term "winger" is an idiot. But everybody already knows that, I'm just stating the obvious for the clueless.

tim in vermont said...

Anybody who honest can't tell if this is troglodyte humor from the right, or expressions of positions in which they honestly believe aught to think about rethinking things.

tim in vermont said...

Spell check is my enema.

Tank said...

Went for a look.

Funny.

Not not funny.

I mean:


Rania Khalek @RaniaKhalek

"This hashtag makes me feel unsafe"


See... funny.

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Scott said...

@Shouting Thomas: No shit indeed. My partner is a good looking 30 year old bisexual Black male who in another era might be married to a woman. However, because of both feminism and the stereotyping of black male sexuality, he feels that the bar for what constitutes rape has been lowered for him. So, being a good and ethical man with a conscience, he won't have sex with women at all. He feels that the risk is too high for him.

And this is a problem for young black men. Just look in the newspapers at the accusations of rape against young black college and professional athletes by white women. It's a really bad space for any young man to be in, and a number of them are saying, "Fuck it, I am attracted to women, but going to jail is not worth the risk."

Thank you, feminism.

SOJO said...

Heh. This is one of the reasons why I still like Twitter. Instant snarky, comedic feedback.

Time for a link to Toni and Candace from Portlandia's Feminist Bookstore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FPFUrXbQgc

Anglelyne said...

It is, too, funny.

(E.g.:
"Ten Ways That Lena Dunham Is Revolutionizing America and The World" #WhiteFeministRants

"Is that an African baby? Can I adopt it?" #WhiteFeministRants)

Now we just need #FeministofColorRants. 'Cause God knows they're as stupid and insufferable as the white chicks. (Some tweets, "Makes me so mad when Republicans won't force taxpayers to pay for stuff I like" for example, would work for both tags.)

David said...

They all just need a Mammy.

Broomhandle said...

I think you're pretending to find it distasteful, Althouse. Because it's pretty damn funny. It reads like something Meade could riff on all day long.

Paco Wové said...

New York Times: Having female loved ones makes men into sexist Republicans

Jeffrey Levin said...

Whatever it is, it's not very funny, and I don't think conservatives have anything to gain by inserting themselves in an intrafeminist conflict, especially if they're feeling they've got something funny to say. As the feminist in the light bulb joke said: "That's not funny."

Too bad. I think its fucking hilarious to see these idiotic women with nothing better to do then ravenously feed upon themselves. Free speech for feminists but no one else?

YoungHegelian said...

Why do you think the Soviet Union set the line for the world's various Communist Parties at the top & enforced adherence in detail under pain of expulsion?

Lenin & his ilk knew that if you leave lefties to their own devices they'll go at each other splitting doctrinal hairs down to the angstrom. If anything was ever going to get done the jabber had to stop & everyone had to march in the same direction.

It's like our hostess said many moons ago (I paraphrase) "The Right is looking for converts; the Left, for heretics."

Centurea said...

The hell it's not funny.

But really, it's not like we need an excuse to laugh at people who take themselves so seriously.

And what's wrong with conservatives laughing at feminists? They say demeaning things about us all the time, so if they don't like it they can just suck it up. Feminists lost the moral high ground a long time ago.

rcocean said...

"Whatever it is, it's not very funny, and I don't think conservatives have anything to gain by inserting themselves in an intrafeminist conflict,"

Humor is subjective, and sometimes not related to "gaining" something.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

Ah, more of that great advice for conservatives from the stupid old woman who voted for Obama.

It's funny, that's why it pisses people like you off. How dare your sainted class get mocked when it cannibalizes its own.

If you need to sooth your wounded feminist ego, bid your kept lawnboy to make you a sandwich.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Sometimes you laugh because, to borrow Oscar Wilde's line, you'd have to have a heart of stone not to.

Scott said...

"Whatever it is, it's not very funny, and I don't think conservatives have anything to gain by inserting themselves [sic] in an intrafeminist conflict,"

And Freud laughs.

Jupiter said...

And this is a problem for young black men. Just look in the newspapers at the accusations of rape against young black college and professional athletes by white women. It's a really bad space for any young man to be in, and a number of them are saying, "Fuck it, I am attracted to women, but going to jail is not worth the risk."

Yeah, what's with all those white bitches interfering with the black man's reproductive rights?

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Freeman Hunt said...

Conservatives "inserting themselves in an intrafeminist conflict?" I can't believe there's no trigger warning on this post.

Chef Mojo said...

Such rich, creamy irony.

Fem on fem combat. Feminism will eat itself, while being hilarious in the process. The presence of conservatives egging them on just nurtures and sustains it while we all get comfortable on our couches with the popcorn.

There's absolutely no way a conservative can lose while mocking feminism.

rcocean said...

Conservatives had nothing to gain from inserting themselves in the Stalin-Trotsky fight either. But they did. Thereby losing all those potential Stalinist conservatives. Result: FDR in 1940.

pst314 said...

"This hashtag makes me feel unsafe"

Ah yes, a perennial favorite way for feminists to tell the world they are nuts.

Remember when that science fiction writer was dis-invited from a Madison convention when she opined that there was something fundamentally intolerant about Islam?

One of the reasons given for rescinding her invitation was that criticizing Islam made secular left-wing feminists "feel unsafe".

Behold the passive-aggressive feminazi. :-)

Donald Douglas said...

I thought is was funny, Althouse. But really, who gets to decide when criticism of feminism is funny?

Michael K said...

World War G is old news. Now it's World War T.

But what’s the post-gay-marriage strategy to keep the pot bubbling here in America? Sure, the gay marriage whoop-dee-doo served as a distraction from the major issues America faces (it’s not wholly coincidental that Wall Street ponied up much of the money for the campaign), but perhaps the media can double down and find an even smaller group to noisily champion. How about…transsexuals, transvestites, trans-whatevers?

World War T!


Read the whole thing, as Insty says.



Anglelyne said...

Michael K: How about…transsexuals, transvestites, trans-whatevers?

World War T!


I thought that polygamists would be next up at bat, but polygamy is just culturally alien and incompatible, not inherently bat-shit crazy.

If Teh Crazy doesn't meet its Thermidor soon, get ready for Pedophile Pride.

Michael K said...

"I thought that polygamists would be next up at bat, but polygamy is just culturally alien and incompatible, not inherently bat-shit crazy.

If Teh Crazy doesn't meet its Thermidor soon, get ready for Pedophile Pride.:

Oh, it's coming. Utah has a court case working its way to the USSC that will affect polygamy.

The pedophile situation will be next.

Rusty said...

Typical

furious_a said...

"Whatever it is, it's not very funny, and I don't think conservatives have anything to gain by inserting themselves in an intrafeminist conflict.."


"All this to get out of doing housework."

Sure it is and sure they do.

tim in vermont said...

And that thread, people, is why abstract thought is privileged over contextual thought.

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stlcdr said...

So, feminists are left wing? Since the antithesis is that conservatives - the right wing - are against feminists. Somehow.

You've been had, Althouse: hook, line and sinker into the cesspool of politicization of every aspect of societal interaction.

Feminist jokes are funny, because they feel like they are victims while the reality is they are not. It's not 'left' or 'right'. It may feel like that way because the 'left' have adopted every 'victim who is not a victim' as their poster child.

As such, the 'right' take pot shots at these left-wing so called, self proclaimed, 'victims'. The left then hides behind the true victims. Like terrorist groups hiding behind women and children and displaying their dead bodies as an example to generate an outrage.

Fen said...

shorter: the Left has co-opted the feminist movement and made it into its Bitch. Just another victim group that gets its chain yanked whenever the Left needs more money and votes.