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In which I get an email from Women Against Feminism [CORRECTION: THE EMAIL WAS FROM A COPYCAT SITE]

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CORRECTION: THIS NOTE WAS NOT FROM THE OFFICIAL “WOMEN AGAINST FEMINISM” PAGE; IT WAS FROM A COPYCAT SITE. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO IGNORE IT OR AT LEAST TO LAUGH AT IT FOR THE CORRECT REASON. SORRY!

Just posted this on Confused Cats Against Feminism, but it was too good not to post here as well:

So I just got this curiously impersonal email from the admin at Women Against Feminism. (Gosh! Could it be a form letter?)

Hi David Futrelle,

I wanted to say thanks for writing the article about Women Against Feminism.

Whilst it’s clear that we don’t agree on all points, hearing both sides of the argument will get more people thinking about what they believe in and which set of points they feel aligned with more closely.

This can only be a positive step forward, not only for women, but for society as a whole.

To help get more people thinking about what they really believe, I was wondering if you could make add a link to our new website in your article?

We’re trying to create a centrally located hub where the discussion about Women and Feminism can flourish, with everyone getting a chance to share their opinions, and we believe that a website is the best place to do it.

Would you be able to help facilitate that conversation by adding a link to the site?

The URL is http://womenagainstfeminism.com

Once again, thanks for furthering the discussion about women and feminism through your article. Even though we don’t agree on all the same points, we really appreciate getting these concepts heard and empowering people to make up their own mind.

Many thanks,

[name and email redacted]

So I wrote back:

There already is a central hub for this discussion: http://confusedcatsagainstfeminism.tumblr.com/

Could you redirect all of your traffic there? Thanks!

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pecunium
6 years ago

freemage: I think TAA gets it just fine. But if one admits consent can be obvious, even if not-verbalised, then one can’t say, “I thought she wanted it, yer Honor.”

Lea
Lea
6 years ago

JudgyBitch just said that trans and non-binary people are sick and need medical treatment.

TAA just compared “Teach men not to rape” to “Teach black people not to steal.”

😮

saphy
saphy
6 years ago

@emilygoddess
Oh shite, thanks for letting me know!

Tooimpurenangel, you have my sincere apologies and also this my sadface of shame 🙁

I need to work on my tone-interpretation.

Janet
6 years ago

Wow. Carodwen’s comments remind me of antifems I’ve talked to who have suggested that making fun of Sarah Palin hurts feminism.

GrumpyOldMan
6 years ago

I hate is when trolls are so incoherent and disjointed that you actually have to think about what they’re saying in order to identify it as the same old crap.