Suggestions for a feminist Godwin's Law.

(50 Posts)
RM76 Fri 01-Feb-13 20:04:32

I have only been on Mumsnet for a couple of days, but reading a few threads here leads me to believe that feminism needs an equivalent to Godwin's law, hopefully it would be another weapon in our armoury when faced with derailments on feminist issues.

A few triggers for this new law might be, for example:

Misandry.
Feminazi.
Hysterical women.
It happens to men too.
Porn's not bad because...
It's feminine empowerment.

Also what would we call it?

Hullygully Tue 05-Feb-13 12:39:18

"the thing is, you're putting men off"

"feminism has become a dirty word"

drjohnsonscat Tue 05-Feb-13 12:53:32

"men are more visual than women"

Hullygully Tue 05-Feb-13 12:55:45

"I don't think women know what they want"

LineRunner Tue 05-Feb-13 13:02:25

"I don't know why feminists want to over-complicate things"

drjohnsonscat Tue 05-Feb-13 13:11:21

hullygully, how dare you say that. It's outrageous. wink

Linerunner, I agree. I always think "I love women" is a surefire indication of a misogynist. I went off Howard Jacobson when I heard him on the radio respond to accusations of misogyny in his books with "How could I be a misogynist? I love women".

LineRunner Tue 05-Feb-13 13:56:40

"You don't look like a feminist"

Hullygully Tue 05-Feb-13 13:58:55

Oh I love that one Line, one of my faves.

Hullygully Tue 05-Feb-13 13:59:25

Ditto:

"You don't sound like a..."

"I idn't know you were a..."

feministefatale Tue 05-Feb-13 14:41:46

I'm a bloke, I'm not offended by the whateveritisoffendsyouwomen per se,

feministefatale Tue 05-Feb-13 14:42:37

Hully, you've been let of the cellar then? grin

JuliaScurr Tue 05-Feb-13 14:47:04
Greythorne Tue 05-Feb-13 15:25:37

I don't do [insert choice if wax fanjo / wear high heels / go to lap dancing clubs / etc] because of male pressure! I do it because I like it!

Hullygully Tue 05-Feb-13 15:35:07

you can't keep a good woman down (in the cellar) feministe grin

feministefatale Tue 05-Feb-13 15:52:41

grin hully

grey they don't wax because they like it, they wax because it's hygienic- hairy fanjos are disgusting!

RM76 Tue 05-Feb-13 17:14:17

And, of course, the old kitchen joke.

If you check out any drumming videos featuring women on youtube, this is quite literally every other message, amongst much worse. Apparently I'm a man hater for wanting to play the drums!

The best Internet thread I have ever witnessed was of a girl in a drumming competition (she was awesome) all the usual oh so original kitchen jokes followed, but also the best Troll slap down I have ever seen:

Troll: What kind of a kitchen is that?

Troll killer: The kind where her dick is bigger than yours, maybe you should
make her a sandwich!

Made my year!

RM76 Tue 05-Feb-13 17:16:47

Sorry, kitchen 'joke'.

RM76 Tue 05-Feb-13 17:17:48

Hully so glad you're back!

LineRunner Tue 05-Feb-13 17:19:43

"Feminists will be given their own break-away session at the conference."

mummybare Tue 05-Feb-13 17:37:36

This has to be a drinking game, surely?

It happens to men too... Drink!
Feminists have no sense of humour... DRINK!
I choose to be completely hairless because I feel cleaner that way... DRIIIINNNK

LineRunner Tue 05-Feb-13 18:13:27

Oh, go on, then.

"Well you haven't convinced me, so there can't be much to it." wine

LineRunner Tue 05-Feb-13 19:35:21

"feminism has been more of a curse than a blessing"

LineRunner Tue 05-Feb-13 19:44:40

"feminism has screwed us over"

kickassangel Tue 05-Feb-13 20:50:07

I see the professionally offended are out in force - mine's a double!

NicholasTeakozy Tue 05-Feb-13 20:56:11

Troll: What kind of a kitchen is that?

*Troll killer: The kind where her dick is bigger than yours, maybe you should
make her a sandwich!*

Kaboom! gringringringringrin That's a great comeback.

I love all the misogyny bingo quotes, they're brilliant.

DoubleLifeIsALifeHalved Tue 05-Feb-13 21:43:06

'but feminism is about CHOICE so you can't tell women they can't choooose to be (insert awful surrendered female thing here)'

And bingo!

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