This woman is giving you a thumbs up. IS THIS FEMINIST?
TRIGGER WARNING. The “thumbs up” is the most phallocentric gesture imaginable. You are literally telling someone that a good job is the equivalent of growing a penis. In this case, two penises.
Additionally, this kind of casual congratulation has been known to put the recipient in a good mood, which can lead to entire minutes of complacency about their own privilege. PROBLEMATIC.
— Is This Feminist?
I don’t really want to say that political correctness is a real thing, but a certain sort of language has gotten popular on certain parts of the internet, right? A language of people really ready to be hurt and offended by, say, an HBO sitcom?
And Is This Feminist? doesn’t mock feminism or progressivism, but the faux-feminism and over-sensitivity that end up dicking over the people they’re supposed to protect. It feels like self-mockery, which is the best mockery. AMUSING.
Via: Stephanie Georgeopulos