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Women Not Alone With Bullhorns Yelling at Men

Women Mostly Alone With Bullhorns
Women Mostly Alone With Bullhorns

It’s Memeday again!

Anyone who’s seen a lot of antifeminist memes online has surely noticed them: the angry women yelling at men through bullhorns.

Constructed, for the most part, from pilfered stock images accompanied by vaguely histrionic text, these women are supposed to represent the evil feminists of the world with their abusive behavior and their impossible demands.

Naturally, these women bear only the loosest resemblance to any real feminists any of us have ever met.

Here are a few of these bullhorn-wielding women I’ve run across recently.

bullhorn1

Ok, now, that’s just a terrible idea for a chant. Seriously, go for something a little more classic, like “Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Patriarchy Has to Go,” or “Men’s Rights Reddit, You Can’t Hide. We Charge You With Gendercide.” I just made those up on the spot here; you could probably come up with something better if you worked at it.

Remember: Rhyming is good!

bullhorn2

Ok, that doesn’t rhyme either. And I’m having a little trouble understanding exactly what is so terribly outrageous about it.

Fellas, if you feel there is something wrong in the world that no one else is addressing, and you sincerely want to do something about it, here’s a suggestion: get together with some other people who feel the same way and, well, do something about it. That’s literally what every other activist in the world does. Don’t get mad at feminists for not doing your work for you.

 

silencing

I don’t think this one was a meme, per se; I think it was used to illustrate a post on A Voice for Men at some point, (though my Google-fu failed me when I tried to track it down).

Ironically, one of AVFMs favored forms of internet activism is to send its flying monkey squad to pester and harass its enemies on Twitter and to fill up the comment sections of articles they don’t like with invective and accusations and abuse. That’s pretty much the internet equivalent of shouting someone down with a megaphone.

pullchair2

Some women — like this extremely angry straw feminist — apparently don’t need a bullhorn in order to yell louder than one of those cars that go boom.

The angry-woman-with-a-bullhorn trope has proven irresistable to the angry woman-haters of Gamergate as well. The cartoon below serves it up with a side order of anti-Semitism, incorporating a version of that Anita-Sarkeesian-as-the-Happy-Merchant caricature so popular with Gamergaters.

marchzjw

Again, this is a terrible chant. “Privilege, Privilege, Misogyny” not only doesn’t rhyme; it doesn’t make any sense.

Also, why is the giant Sarkeesian monster carrying a wad of cash in her fist? With all that money, she can’t afford a purse?

Meme harder, dudes.

EDIT: It’s been pointed out (thanks, Tessa!) that this isn’t a real Ben Garrison cartoon. The original featured Hillary Clinton; some Sarkeesian-hater pasted that anti-Semitic caricature over Hillary’s head, changed a lot of the wording, etc. Garrison’s cartoons are regularly modified like this, for the lulz, but his cartoons are generally pretty awful/ridiculous to begin with.

Oh, and on a somewhat unrelated note: While poking around looking for bullhorn-wielding women online I ran across … well, this thing. For some unknown reason, someone has taken a bizarre animated gif and turned it into a strange tribute to the “eternal friendship” of Portugal and Brazil by adding captions and the relevant flags.

AMIZADEETERNA

If anyone can explain the logic here, please let me know. I’m pretty sure there’s no place in either country (or any country) that looks like this. At least in this reality.

Also, I’m pretty sure you’re not supposed to put flags in the ocean. Or whatever that is.

 

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Susan
Susan
4 years ago

If only they were smart enough to realize that the bullhorn pictures exist because MEN (as a society) DO NOT LISTEN TO WOMEN (in general). Of course, if they were that smart, you wouldn’t need to be here (& thanks, of course!).

Miss Andry
4 years ago

I always got a kick out of the stock photos of comically angry women on A Voice for Men.

zesty
zesty
4 years ago

Well, the Portugese people at my workplace all really like Brazilian telenovelas…and, uh…yeah. I dunno.

Jamesworkshop
Jamesworkshop
4 years ago

The irony being that using stock images, doesn’t go very far in creating the appearance of depicting something that actually exists.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
4 years ago

Completely O/T but could one of the maths whizzes here help me out? Of all the four digit numbers between 0000 and 9999, how many are palindromes (eg 1221 etc)?

Ta.

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
4 years ago

@Alan

All of them! 🙂

NiOg
NiOg
4 years ago

Every time I see one of those atrocious Ben Garrison cartoons, I’m reminded that the agoodcartoon tumblr exists, and that I should go there and see what delights have transpired since my last visit.

EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
4 years ago

Alan:
99, of course.

Zatar
Zatar
4 years ago

“Your supposed to pull my chair out, hold the door for me and pay for me.”

What feminist has actually said this? Hell what feminist has said anything that even vaguely resembles this? And furthermore the first two things don’t even sound that hard, I mean, I’ve held doors open for people of both genders and it never felt like to arduous a task.

Supermeerkat
Supermeerkat
4 years ago

@alan off the top of my head, I can’t recall, but look up the “online encyclopaedia of integer sequences”, you’ll find lots of helpful stuff there.

ScarlettAthena
ScarlettAthena
4 years ago

The one that irks me is the 0 responsibility one.

First off, if someone has authority over another, don’t they automatically have responsibility?

Is this really about some mommy-complex these dudes have? Or is it like that one guy who posted about the women he meets in his job in sales not doing their jobs? Is it just resentment that women actually just have any control of their time, bodies, life?

EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
4 years ago

Hang on, if 0000 is allowed then it’s 100 possibilities; but 0000 isn’t really a four-digit number.

EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
4 years ago

@Zatar:
In their minds, any woman who stands up for herself at all is a feminist; and all women are identical.

Some women do expect that men behave with exaggerated chivalry towards them, and some of those might even mention that. Therefore all women want this.

Some women expect to be treated as an equal, and some of those might even mention it. Therefore all women want this.

The fact the MRAs miss is that these two groups of women usually do not overlap, because not all women are identical.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
4 years ago

@ EJ & IP

We’ve just been chatting about that urban legend that you can reverse your PIN if you’re mugged at an ATM. That led on to how many PINs are palindromes.

I find all this number stuff intriguing, but it’s a complete mental block for me.

sff9
sff9
4 years ago

@Alan Robertshaw, that’s indeed 100: you have 10 possibilities for the first digit, and 10 possibilities for the second digit. The third and fourth ones are constrained by the choices you made for the first and second ones.

Regarding the OP (which made me laugh), I love the birds flying without moving in the last picture.

Moggie
Moggie
4 years ago

If you’re using a bullhorn, why shout?

Lea
Lea
4 years ago

I thought they were angry at women who don’t want chairs pulled out etc? Now they are angry at women who do?

Seriously?

EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
4 years ago

A four digit PIN consists of two pairs of digits. A palindrome requires the second pair of digits to be the mirror image of the first; for example 7337. Therefore, every possible set of first two digits has exactly one palindromic number it can be part of. For example, 56 can be the first two digits of many four-digit numbers, but only one of those (5665) is palindromic.

What you’re really asking is “how many two digit numbers are there?” The answer is 100, as sff9 says.

Moggie
Moggie
4 years ago

sff9:

Regarding the OP (which made me laugh), I love the birds flying without moving in the last picture.

They can’t make headway against the strong wind, which is also annoying the hell out of the woman. She’s thinking “this was a shitty day to wear a hat and floaty dress”.

Dr. NicolaLuna
Dr. NicolaLuna
4 years ago

I need to thank these MRAs for teaching me all the ways I’m feministing wrong. I’ve never used a bullhorn or demanded that someone pull out my chair or pay for me.

I’ll have to start doing these things immediately.

Dr Hoveiny
Dr Hoveiny
4 years ago

Those flying, yet stationary geese in the last gif are just eerie.

sff9
sff9
4 years ago

@Moggie, ah, you’re right, I see it now. The realism of this GIF in every detail is striking.

About the PIN palindrome thing, I’m believe that some PINs are never used because they are “not random enough” (such as 0000). That probably rules out several palindromes, maybe even all of them.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
4 years ago

Women’s opinions: gale-force wind tunnels that distort faces and bend gravity.

Bina
4 years ago

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HctHZhcxBBg/Tarv2Q7BFWI/AAAAAAAAAIM/Dcne4KHc6Yo/s320/saude_barulho_excesso.jpg

“I am yelling at you through a hairdryer! Do you hear me NOW?”

I thought they were angry at women who don’t want chairs pulled out etc? Now they are angry at women who do?

There really is no pleasing these guys. If we’re too independent, we’re bitches, and if we’re too dependent, we’re babies/princesses/just using men as ATMs. And for MRAs, the two categories meet and even overlap, because feeeemales eeeevil. Manlogix!

Falconer
Falconer
4 years ago

I don’t know why I’m so disappointed in Ben Garrison for using the Happy Sarkeesian caricature. But I am. Even though I know better.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
4 years ago

@ EJ & sff9

It should be obvious but even with your help we’ve been going:
“Yeah, there’s 100 two digit numbers so there’ll be the same number of reversed ones”
“So there’s 1,000 of them”
“Yeah. Hang on, no. There can only be 100 duplicates. So it’s 200”
“Also there’ll be some where all four are the same so you have to discount those”
“Right. Oh wait”

(It’s Friday and there’s wine)

EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
4 years ago

But Alan, wine makes people better at maths. It’s a known fact.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
4 years ago

@ EJ

At my rifle club you’re not allowed to drink wine (or any alcohol) before competitions as it can improve your shooting!

(Also no spliff or beta blockers)

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
4 years ago

@Alan

beta blockers

MISANDRY

Paradoxical Intention - Resident Cheeseburger Slut

Kind of hilarious coming from a group of people who spend their ‘activism’ time yelling at feminists on the internet for not doing their activism for them.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
4 years ago

@ IP

Ha, of course, 🙂

(there’s an irony that the people here can come up with better MRA stuff than your actual MRAs)

Chiomara
Chiomara
4 years ago

The eternal friendship thing… It comes from a very ugly blogspot called “lindalva’ s Island”, from a woman called lindalva. It has the looks like it was made in 1999 but it has posts from 2015, so it’s still active. The owner is Lindalva, and she seems to descend from Portugal, so she posts about how she loves Brazil and Portugal and how they are bffs all the time. I think the flags are in the ocean cause that’s where Portugal is, across the ocean… Also the woman may represent her? At the shore of “Lindalva’s Island”, looking at the see and imagining Portugal across it?
I don’t want to make fun of it cause I am sure my mother would make blogs and gifs like this if she knew how to make a blog and gifs.

Moggie
Moggie
4 years ago

sff9:

@Moggie, ah, you’re right, I see it now. The realism of this GIF in every detail is striking.

I think it’s 7 on the official Beaufort wind force scale: “Whole trees in motion. Geese stationary in flight. Portuguese women looking grumpy”.

Chiomara
Chiomara
4 years ago

Wait, you didn’t know? These are not geese. These are rare Patos Parados do Pantanal, a rare endemic bird. They fly like this because they are waiting for fish.
And Brazilian women do go to the beach dressed like that. I give the gif 9/10 in realism. I thought it was a video at first!

EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
4 years ago

Is that what the beaches in Brazil look like? Cidade de Deus lied to me. I thought they would be made of, I don’t know, beach; not flowers and stuff.

WeirwoodTreeHugger
WeirwoodTreeHugger
4 years ago

The third one is probably supposed to look like the woman is subjugating the man. But to me it looks like she got him trying to peek up her skirt.

Chiomara
Chiomara
4 years ago

At the shore of “Lindalva’s Island”, looking at the see and imagining Portugal across it?

I want to write “sea” but I write “see” because they sound the same, then I read the comment 4 times before deciding it needs to more editing, and decide it’s good as it is. Damn you, dyslexia. You get me every freaking time.

msexceptiontotherule
msexceptiontotherule
4 years ago

All that math talk has gotten me feeling a bit faint…and tingly. I’d swoon but I’m not near my fainting couch at the moment. Might need bonbons to feel better.

@WWTH

Oh he couldn’t possibly be doing that without a cell phone strategically positioned! What would be the use of trying to peek up a lady’s skirt if not to record an upskirt video to share with other creeps who have boundary-respecting deficiencies on the internet! /s/

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
4 years ago

@ msexception

If it makes you feel any better just remember I’m someone who had difficulty understanding the concept that you could use two digits to count to 100.

Arctic Ape
Arctic Ape
4 years ago

Chiomara: Oh, you meant “very ugly blogspot” in aesthetic sense? I was intuitively expecting, in this context, that “ugly” would refer to some horrible bigotry 🙂

Binjabreel
Binjabreel
4 years ago

The Portugual one makes perfect sense.

I’m Portuguese, and two things we love are hideous tacky garbage, and the fact that in a rare moment of colonial lucidity, we gave Brasil (a sort of) independence.

We then proceeded to fight an absurd, bloody mercenary war over Angola and Moçambique, but Portugees love to brag about Brasil.

katz
4 years ago

First off, if someone has authority over another, don’t they automatically have responsibility?

Apparently not, if misdeeds by soldiers and police officers are anything to go by.

katz
4 years ago

What’s up with the guy in the third picture? Is he doing push ups? Where are his legs?

Bina
4 years ago

What’s up with the guy in the third picture? Is he doing push ups? Where are his legs?

He’s a double-leg amputee. Also, his penis and testes are missing, because misandry.

Rafael
4 years ago

I never got that whole, “Open the door for me,” stupidity. Simple rule about doors, whoever gets there first, opens it for the rest. If someone opens the door for you, you say thank you and step through.

The rule doesn’t say anything about gender.

katz
4 years ago

He’s a double-leg amputee. Also, his penis and testes are missing, because misandry.

Oh, he’s Johnny Eck.

WeirwoodTreeHugger
WeirwoodTreeHugger
4 years ago

I’m always amused by how obsessed MRA and MGTOWs are with holding the door open for women. They can’t make up their minds whether we’re evil because we insist on them being held for us or evil because we yell at men who hold them open. They just know it’s a very serious issue and they are very oppressed.

Among the rest of the human race, it’s a subject that almost never comes up. I love how rape culture is a first world problem feminists made up, but men holding doors open for evil wimmenz? THE STRUGGLE IS REAL!!!

Bina
4 years ago

I had to look up Johnny Eck. Doesn’t seem a likely candidate for menzers to scream about. He lived to a pretty ripe old age. And he was a (fraternal) twin, who walked on his hands before his brother figured out how to do it on his feet, too. Seems to have had a pretty positive growing-up, and a good general attitude. I’m guessing he’d have told these guys to grow a spine.

Bina
4 years ago

OMG, just noticed something disturbing in that ugly Anita ‘toon…that footprint of hers across the Fruited Plain looks like a snapped-in-two penis. Doesn’t it?

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