In today’s episode of Memeday, we look at some antifeminist memes that, well, just aren’t very convincing. Is this really the best you guys can offer?
All the memes here, except for the first one, come from a Facebook page called Math 3 Feminists.
I’m sorry, Math 4 Feminists. What can I say? I’m a feminist; numbers confuse me.
So let’s look at some of these unconvincing arguments, shall we?
Feminism is bad because … Lena Dunham is ugly and has no skills:
We’re off to a bad start here. Say what you will about Lena Dunham, and people have said all sorts of things, some fair, some not so much, but … really? Shes got “no discernible skills?”
Dunham wrote, directed and starred in an award-winning feature film by the time she was 24. She created (and produces and writes and stars in) an HBO series that just finished its fifth season. She’s a bestselling author.
Meanwhile, MRAs stick captions on pictures they find on the internet and call it activism.
Feminism is bad because … sometimes young women get really drunk;
Uh, dudes, I see your “young woman in rainbow stockings passing out drunk in the street” and raise you one “drunk dude in cape leaping through a window.”
… and one “drunk dancing dude jumping off a boat.”
Feminism is bad because … if being a woman is so terrible why is there Caitlyn Jenner?
Yeah, that’s not how any of this works, you transphobic asshats.
Feminism is bad because … feminists hate stay-at-home mothers:
Weird, Math 4 Feminists dudes, because the only people I see attacking stay-at-home mothers on a regular basis are, well, MRAs and MGTOWs and assorted other internet misogynists. Like in the meme below, which I found … drum roll .. on the Math 4 Feminists Facebook page.
Feminism is bad because … women didn’t serve in the military equally in a war that ended two decades before feminism as we know it began:
Also, fellas, just FYI, Tom Hanks didn’t actually serve in the army in World War II. He was in a movie about it.
Feminism is bad because … Detroit:
Er, what? Are you just putting up pictures of random things and blaming feminists for them?
All I can say to that is … THANKS OBAMA!