Meet The Women Of “Women Against Feminism” Through Their Selfies

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While we were off celebrating the Mangina Award that a Men’s Rights Activist (or MRA) lavished on our guest contributor, John Marcotte, for being a proud feminist dad and supporter of women (GASP!), there was another anti-feminist storm brewing in social media land… but this one is estrogen fueled.

Simply named “Women Against Feminism,” the movement’s mission is to offer a social media based outlet for “women’s voices against modern feminism and its toxic culture.”

Its Tumblr and Facebook pages are an endless cascade of anonymous selfies of young women holding up signs that emphatically state why they either don’t need modern feminism or why they do. The latter are always super charged with acerbic sarcasm.

Anti-Feminism is “an umbrella term for people who think there is something seriously wrong with the actions of people acting in the name of ‘feminism’”.

The recurring themes in what we saw and read is that the proud members of the WAF seem to think that feminists hate men, are sluts, have a victim mentality, are violent, want to be paid more for doing less, are hairy, neglect their families, have a gross sense of entitlement, etc. The Tumblr page admin also likes the label Feminazis to describe feminists, with one recent July post blaming the sudden shutdown of their Facebook page on said “Feminazis.”

The misguided perceptions and mind-numbing stereotyping that are being added to by the day on these social media channels are terrifying, shameful, and sad. They’ve left us in a marathon head-scratching session.

Here’s what we want to know… Is there just a complete lack of respect for the pioneering women who fought tirelessly and against all odds so that these Women Against Feminism are now in the position to be able to have their voices heard (and selfies seen). Or is there a complete lack of knowledge of the history of women’s rights and how things stack up (or still don’t in many cases) today? How could the meaning of an 8 letter f-word have gotten so horribly mangled and twisted that it is now being used to cannibalize itself?

On the subject of supporting women, we don’t expect everyone who does to feel compelled to label themselves a “feminist,” but we do demand that if anyone chooses to use the word, they get its true essence and meaning straight, especially if they plan to slam it with a hashtag.

Some Of The Women Of “Women Against Feminism”

Since they have put themselves and their views out there for all the world to see, we picked 10 of our favorite examples of what this “movement” is all about. Each image below was captured from the Women Against Feminism Tumblr page.

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  • Catherine Maisey

    what they need is a dictionary….maybe some comprehension skills….

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    • Derek Lawrence

      So very true, Catherine. The one with the rape sign is particularly disturbing, because it implies that she thinks rape is nothing more than regretted sex. That mindset is very dangerous, and ignorant. I wonder, if she were to get raped, would she just excuse it and move on. Somehow, I don’t think so.

      I wonder if these ladies really, truly know what feminism is about? If you want to be a devoted housewife, that’s completely fine, and admirable. Feminism isn’t against that at all. But if you’re with a man who abuses you, who treats you like his child, rather than his partner, that’s where the problem comes in.

      And what violence and destruction has been caused by the Feminist Movement?

    • DadRaisingDaughters

      Most people on this site seem well aware of the dictionary definition of feminism, they just object to the actions of a small number of vocal overly ideological people who have spread ideas they find objectionable in the name of feminism. Their is particular disdain this site for ideologues who do not accept dissenting opinions (for example see one of the most popular posts on the site

      The vast majority of women on this site do have many common beliefs with feminism including such things as equity, equal work for equal pay, consent…

      There are a number of beliefs held by a great deal of feminists which are not very popular on this site. For instance, most do not think much of the patriarch or rape culture memes. Most would attribute most or all of pay differentials between men and women to differences in choices rather than believing it is due primarily to different pay for the “same work”.

      I think it is much more useful to understand their issues, than to belittle their views.

  • sp77

    or perhaps a history lesson.

  • Cathy

    Yes, they need feminism because they wouldn’t be able to run this campaign and be taken seriously if they didn’t! I guess they don’t know that women had to fight to get the right to vote. Hmmm.

    • George Booth

      No. Women didn’t “fight” to get the right to vote. They complained.

      Next up, two women who boldly say that women’s struggles, or protests or some such was just a different kind of fighting, equating being held overnight in jail to having fill dirt bulldozed over their gunshot ( but still living ) body in a mass grave.

      • MiddleFinger

        I hope your right hand dumps you.

      • Derek Lawrence

        Come on, George, tell us what your real issue is? Because what you typed here looks like pure gibberish.

      • Cathy

        LOLOL. IT’s well past medication time, friend.

      • Beth

        “Women didn’t “fight” to get the right to vote. They complained.”
        Define ‘fight’.
        Let’s remove the female element here, for ease of your consideration. What do you you think Gandhi was doing, George…? Just taking a stroll whilst having a whinge…??

  • statement1

    They are fighting against modern connotation of feminism not the denotation.

    • Jill

      What they are fighting against is, what I like to call, “false feminism”. If they knew what real feminism was, they wouldn’t have called it “women against feminism”. I agree with the other comments, these women don’t have the slightest clue of what feminism is.

      • George Booth

        They all are protesting against TRUE Feminism – which are the laws that Feminists have demanded and gotten enacted.

        Y’all can talk and talk and talk about which ideas are or are not part of Feminism. What you like to call things and what is in your opinion about whatnot is fine and fully covered under Freedom of speech. None of that matters.

        • Dot

          Spoken like a true white male who may have had to work hard better got paid for it.. I’m not sure I would use feminist to define myself but I do try to fight for what is RIGHT and do not consider myself asking for or fighting for entitlement. These women are mostly young and things now are better than years ago so they have no idea what they are talking about (for the most part). Anyone thinking things are “equal” now are simply ignorant to the facts and history itself.

        • MiddleFinger

          And you GEORGE would know what the TRUE feminism is, huh. What a stereotypical case of mainplaining. An effin’ expert on feminism, what do you know…

        • MiddleFinger

          Waaaait a second, you’re an MRA! Should have known to ignore right away.

    • Lyrrad Betham

      People say, “they don’t know what feminism is, how stupid haha”

      If your movement gets hijacked by a bunch of crazy fucking bitches, that misrepresent the true idea of feminism to it’s target audience, then that movement is obviously doing a shitty job. You need to take care of the screeching harpies before you can educate these women. Get your fucken movement back ladies.

      • lee

        been saying that since 1990

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  • Efe

    What a bunch of idiots.

  • MiddleFinger

    gawd, yet all of these pricks perform patriarchy compliant role of femininity: makeup, plucked eyebrows, bleached hair. Few of them need logic lessons – e.g. last one, liking or disliking muscular men has nothing to do with feminism yo. The black girl is like a glimpse from the fifties. Perhaps you’d like your voting status from the 50’s too, huh?

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  • daboys1215 .

    Real women standing up for themselves. Awesome.

  • Lyrrad Betham

    What are the issues feminism is fighting today?

    Is it the wage gap? A women’s right to her own fertility? Objectification? Rape culture? Domestic Violence?

    The reason I ask, is because the above issues apart from a women’s right to her own fertility are not really “feminist” issues, if you take the meaning of feminism as equality.

    The wage gap debate is a bit ridiculous:

    Men are almost twice as likely as women to work more than 40 hours a week, and women almost twice as likely to work only 35 to 39 hours per week.

    Child care takes mothers out of the labor market, so when they return they have less work experience than similarly-aged males. Many working mothers seek jobs that provide greater flexibility, such as telecommuting or flexible hours. Not all jobs can be flexible, and all other things being equal, those which are will pay less than those that do not.

    Even within groups with the same educational attainment, women often choose fields of study, such as sociology, liberal arts or psychology, that pay less in the labor market. Men are more likely to major in finance, accounting or engineering. And as the American Association of University Women reports, men are four times more likely to bargain over salaries once they enter the job market.

    Risk is another factor. Nearly all the most dangerous occupations, such as loggers or iron workers, are majority male and 92% of work-related deaths in 2012 were to men. Dangerous jobs tend to pay higher salaries to attract workers. Also: Males are more likely to pursue occupations where compensation is risky from year to year, such as law and finance. Research shows that average pay in such jobs is higher to compensate for that risk.

    These gender-disparity claims are also economically illogical. If women were paid 77 cents on the dollar, a profit-oriented firm could dramatically cut labor costs by replacing male employees with females.

    Then there is the “rape culture” debate:

    Come on, this insinuates that the majority of men out there are raping and maiming any women they can get their hands on. Is there really a culture of rape in our western society? Sure, there are a minority of men out there perpetrating some of the most heinous crimes you can imagine, but to call it a rape culture is laying it on a bit thick…

    Young boys are victims of sexual violence as well. I know most young men are growing up without their fathers, it’s a cycle. This is destroying their self-confidence and they have problems later in life when it comes to socializing. The last thing they need is a bunch of feminists telling them they are all “potential rapists”.

    Sexual Objectification:

    Is this really an issue. Men and Women have been objectified since man has been around. There are ancient carvings and drawings depicting woman and men and their physical bodies, is this objectification?

    Everyone does this, not just men. If you look attractive you will be checked out by the opposite sex, we are not robots you can’t just shut down your biological impulses…

    Sex sells, if you are attractive you can be paid handsomely by a corporation to objectify your image. Female models and porn starts on average get paid more than men in both industries.

    Domestic Violence:

    Yes there are scum bags out there who are violent, and the statistics show that women bear the brunt of it. But, it makes sense as the male is generally the stronger of the two sexes. Due to them having more testosterone, muscle mass and bone density etc etc. So it makes sense that the statistics are this way. But, women are also violent as well. What I find appalling though is the double standards on genital mutilation. A man get’s his penis cut off and thrown into a garbage disposal by a women because he divorced her. Then you have Sharon Osborn on television exclaiming “that will teach him”. What if you flipped the situation around. And you had male show hosts talking about a women’s genitals being mutilated. There would be an uproar, as there should be!!

    Everyone is mocking this young girl in the first picture, she holds a little placard that sais “I don’t need feminism because regretting sex doesn’t make it rape”.

    In my country at the moment we have a political party trying to change the laws around rape to make it so man is guilty until proven Innocent. So essentially a young girl can have a man forcefully detained by other MEN with guns just because a women cries wolf… That is just not right, it’s an abuse of state power.

    What am I missing here?

  • thething thatdarknessfears

    Among many many disturbingly misinformed (and poorly formed) ideas here is the one that feminism is confined to America, or the Western world. I wish these women would put down their Sharpies and pick up a newspaper.

  • Robert Riversong

    “Is there just a complete lack of respect for the pioneering women… Or is there a complete lack of knowledge of the history of women’s rights”?????

    These questions seem to suggest a complete lack of knowledge of the history of the feminist movement in the US, which began with “pioneering women” who believed that men and women were equal under God and should be equal under the State, but then devolved in “second-wave” feminism (1960s-1970s) from an equality movement to a women’s power movement, based on women’s fundamental superiority to men and on a profound hatred of men.

    1974 Iowa State University keynote speaker, feminist icon Robin Morgan, said feminists hate men and that the movement wasn’t about equality but about women attaining power.

    Since the early 1960s, Robin Morgan was a leader of the radical feminist movement, in the US and internationally. Her 1970 anthology Sisterhood Is Powerful has been widely credited with helping to start the second wave feminist movement in the US, and was cited by the New York Public Library as “one of the 100 most influential books of the 20th Century”, along with those of Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx. She was also the editor of Ms. Magazine.

    “I feel that man-hating is an honorable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.” – Robin Morgan, Going Too Far: The Personal Chronicle of a Feminist (1978)

    There are dozens of quotes like this from the most prominent feminists of that period right up to this day.

    “we do demand that if anyone chooses to use the word, they get its true essence and meaning straight … an 8 letter f-word…so horribly mangled and twisted that it is now being used to cannibalize itself”

    Few words have a “true essence” and most word meanings change over time, as as the terms “feminist” and “feminism”.

    Two YouGov polls in 2013 and 2014 found that a minority of American women identify as feminists or identify feminism with social equality, and nearly twice as many consider the term “feminist” an insult as thing of it as a compliment.

    I despise the term “feminazi”, just as I despise the term “rape apologist” (which is flung by “feminists” at men who challenge their dogma), but it is perfectly understandable how it came to be popular, as today’s “rape culture” propagandists can be as totalitarian toward women as they are toward men who don’t “get it” to match their wildly-misperceived understanding of the universality of Patriarchy, and have taken over the campus culture with forced indoctrinations.

    Ironic that you use the term “cannibalize”, as I just published an expose on the Cannibalization of Feminism by “Victim Feminists”: Feminism Has Cannibalized Itself

  • Jacco

    Everywhere I look, I see the “you/they/those people don’t know what feminism is” comments in response to things like this. I think that’s a weak response to a legitimate complaint about this movement.

    In a perfect world, feminism IS about equality just like communism is. But we don’t live in a perfect world and modern feminism is no longer what it was. It is, for all intents and purposes, what many of these women are saying it is. It has become a victimization movement that offers little in the way of solutions and much in the way of blame.

    No one worth listening to will deny that feminism has done some great good in the past. But things change. The Democrats were once the party of slavery and discrimination. Feminism was once a movement about equality. Now it is not.

  • hamster253

    Well, if you don’t need feminism here’s a time machine… hop in and enjoy life before any woman’s movement. BTW, you’ll be a second class citizen, you won’t be able to vote, work, learn, speak out of turn, be taken seriously as a professional in any field of study, report rape, abuse, crime, own property, drive a vehicle, use birth control or have any say over how your reproductive organs should be used best and nobody will care if you die by the thousand in violent crimes from war because you’ll just be a piece of property and a very cheap one at that. Are you passionate about politics? nobody cares… dreams to be an artist? nope, not gonna happen… Dream of being famous? Women couldn’t even perform as female roles in Shakespeare’s plays during Shakespeare’s time. So please at least know what you are protesting before you start an anti movement of your own gender.

  • just1guywhocares

    I don’t need feminism, because I like hot women!

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