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Meet the 'New Feminists'

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IBelieveTheEarthIsFlat Thu 27-Oct-16 07:20:09

I shit you not....

Do you think this article is missing something?

ladyballs Thu 27-Oct-16 07:31:07

Oh ffs.

Crankycunt Thu 27-Oct-16 07:38:09

The feminists in today’s world (at least, the ones in a position to change things) are men – men who believe women should have the same opportunities that they do

Ffs this can't be real.

PoldarksBreeches Thu 27-Oct-16 07:47:01


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StealthPolarBear Thu 27-Oct-16 07:51:05

Op what do women know about it anyway? I'm so pleased we have some men here to tell us how it needs to be done.

BertrandRussell Thu 27-Oct-16 08:06:03

If you strip away the pink crap and the stuff about feminists being man haters and bra burners, the article's actually saying something quite interesting.

I do often wonder why it is that, when something sexist is highlighted, men don't just say "Oh yeah, I never noticed that before, but now you've pointed it out it's obvious" Equality is so obviously a good thing it seems bizarre that we are still fighting for it. It could happen tomorrow if everyone was on board. But obviously men in general aren't on board because it means them having to give stuff up. And a lot of women aren't on board because while the patriarchy is damaging to both men and women in general, there are individual men and women who benefit from it hugely.

So maybe men speaking out and talking to other men is what we need. Calling them out on sexism. What we don't need is men talking to women and telling them how to do feminism..........

ErrolTheDragon Thu 27-Oct-16 09:19:07

If oh FFS. Men with pink hair? Feminism =equalism? Trite, pathetic stuff.

If she'd got her pals to perform some of the roles relegated to women (not 'perform femininity') that might have been a little bit more engaging.

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Thu 27-Oct-16 09:25:53

Why do they all look so mournful shock

NeverEverAnythingEver Thu 27-Oct-16 10:10:23

Rufus Are you saying "smile love, it might never happen"? shock shock

I personally am grateful that there are men who will give us women some direction and some help, like the good old days when they gave us the vote.

FlapsTie Thu 27-Oct-16 10:16:01

Can you imagine the uproar if you substituted 'black rights activist' with a load of pictures of white people? Or ran an article about gay rights that focused on heterosexual couples?


RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Thu 27-Oct-16 10:16:02

Well i wanted to say " have a face like a smacked bum" but i managed to stop myself

noblegiraffe Thu 27-Oct-16 10:16:09

The Onion already did this one

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Thu 27-Oct-16 10:16:34


RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Thu 27-Oct-16 10:18:54


Even if they had been solemn that would be fine and fitting as its a serious subject

But some of them are doing that look i get when i tell dd she is not getting any more chocolate (the same one i get when i tell ds2 he cant have any more coke)

HoneyDragon Thu 27-Oct-16 10:20:53

We could have got the feminist movement so much further if women had pink hair and posed for statement photos ....once again we we have to get the men to show us how it's done. Because men conversing about feminism and equality means something.

FreshwaterSelkie Thu 27-Oct-16 12:59:04

I am howling with laughter at those photos, all prissy and constipated and literally handwringing grin

Surely must be parody? All those men pulling faces at the woes of womankind. And yet no, I think she's serious. I hope she doesn't rely on her incisive social commentary (Men in Pink! Transgressive!) for a living.

Smile, love! Brilliant.

noblegiraffe Thu 27-Oct-16 13:01:26

To be fair the only reading about feminism she did before her photo series was the dictionary definition. And that was a revelation to her.

M0stlyHet Thu 27-Oct-16 13:36:01

I am wondering if it's a Brass-Eye style spoof, I have to admit. (Cake! It's ruining civilisation as we know it.)

FreshwaterSelkie Thu 27-Oct-16 13:50:47

That's Nonce Sense, Het grin

scallopsrgreat Thu 27-Oct-16 13:56:33

Oh dear those photos are pretty dire.

<can't think of anything more constructive to say>

M0stlyHet Thu 27-Oct-16 13:57:15

Oh god, I'd forgotten that one Selkie. grin

ErrolTheDragon Thu 27-Oct-16 13:57:18

I think its serious, for a low value of serious. Here's another example from the site which is much nicer than pinkified chaps:

FreshwaterSelkie Thu 27-Oct-16 15:11:10

Oh! Doggies! <snivels>

ErrolTheDragon Thu 27-Oct-16 15:14:40

Maybe we could do some deeply meaningful feminist artwork if we dyed our dogs pink? Sounds like the sort of thing HoneyDragon might be up for...

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