Manosphere blogger: “Feminism is a morbidly obese, sexually promiscuous, short-haired, tattooed, cussing beast whom no man can ever love or trust.”

Beta male oppressed by feminism.

Beta male oppressed by feminism.

Does anyone read newspaper comics any more? Does anyone even remember reading newspaper comics? One of the worst of the bunch is a mawkish little one-panel strip called “Love is …,” with a simple formula: a little drawing of a plump, happy, naked couple (minus sex organs), with a caption starting off with the words “love is.” The more popular strips were turned into greeting cards. I actually have an oil painting someone made of the Love is couple that I found in a thrift store for $1.47. The caption: “Love is … letting him win once in a while.”

The strip began in 1970, and the creator turned it over to the current writer and artist in 1975. I have no fucking idea how on earth he can come up with a new “love is” caption every day. His life must be some kind of existential hell. He must spend hours just staring out the window looking for inspiration. Love is … a dog taking a shit, no. Love is … a fat guy waiting for a bus … no. Love is … sitting alone in my underwear wondering what has gone wrong with my life.

Anyway, the reactionary Manosphere blogger Dicipres has decided to do a similar thing with the phrase “feminism is.” Only without the little naked couple. Here are some of his captions-without-pictures.

Feminism is a morbidly obese, sexually promiscuous, short-haired, tattooed, cussing beast whom no man can ever love or trust.

Feminism is a family which hates itself.

Feminism is a line drawn inside your home between you and your wife.

Feminism is a woman furious over ‘rape culture’ and who masturbates while fantasizing being beaten and raped. …

Feminism is a woman who cannot be loved anymore since she hates the domineering man she lusts and sexually despises the submissive man she likes.

Feminism is alimony and every other weekend

Feminism is a son hating his father

Feminism is equality as the only measure for progress of a society …

Feminism is a demographic annihilation due to low birth rates

Yeah. I don’t think any of those are going to work as greeting cards.

And what do these guys have against women with short hair?

About David Futrelle

I run the blog We Hunted the Mammoth, which tracks (and mocks) online misogyny. My writing has appeared in a wide variety of places, including Salon,, the Washington Post, the New York Times Book Review and Money magazine. I like cats.

Posted on November 26, 2013, in antifeminism, divorce, evil fat fatties, evil sexy ladies, evil short-haired women, men who should not ever be with women ever, misogyny, patriarchy, rape culture, reactionary bullshit, red pill, straw feminists and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 287 Comments.

  1. Ally — pointing covers a lot of those, maybe not “is raining”, but if you mumble out “is good” while eating the subject is implied. Likewise pointing and going “your chair” or even “is a puffer fish” is a valid reply to “what’s that?” with the right “that fish?” expression. But yeah, anything with an implied subject can drop the “it”, at least verbally, probably not with just a helper verb as the verb though, I suspect you need an actual verb if you drop the subject.

    Hmm. Your first example is an interesting example of pragmatics, one of the strangest topics in linguistics. I have heard people say “is good” in the way you described, although it’s very uncommon as far as I can tell. Nevertheless, I think it’s a significant exception to the rule I mentioned earlier. In fact, it’s possible that certain dialects of English are more likely to have such predicate fragments frequently used.

    As for your second example, I take it you’re talking about someone saying “That fish? Is a puffer fish.”, right? I think the intonation of the preceding noun phrase “That fish?” seems to make the noun phrase connect with the predicate fragment in a way that makes the two together sound like a sentence. So I wouldn’t count that as an example – simply because I think the vast majority of English speakers, even the most grammar-obsessed ones, would perceive that example aurally as a valid (but slightly abnormal) English sentence.

  2. I was actually a little excited when I learned about gender neutral pronouns. Singular “they” always sounded clunky to me. I see they/them and my brain goes, “Plural! That’s plural!” One of my little pet peeves, though I’ve read that “they” was originally singular and plural. So it’s entirely my own brain, there, being silly.

    More interestingly, to me at least, is how Pittsburghese handles helper verbs — they’re optional. Clothes need washed is totally valid. Fish need fed, African violet needs rotated (though that one might be “needs rotating” which is closer to valid in normal English), etc.

    We had that kind of sentence structure in WV, too. “Cows need fed.” Pittsburgh is not that far from WV geographically speaking, so, some overlapping of regional dialogue, maybe? Though, these regional dialects sometimes seem almost like different language. It took a long time for me to get acclimated to Pittsburghese and since I’ve been living here I’ve mostly lost my accent. The mountain twang comes out when I’m drunk or tired and people start looking at me l’m from another planet! Still can’t get used to “y’ounz,” though.

  3. Feminism is Soylent Green.

    And Soylent Green is… people!

  4. The usage I find curious is an English one: instead of “you’re standing in” it’s “you’re stood in”. I don’t think it’s regional (unless it’s spread) since I’ve heard people from all over the country use it.

  5. I’ve heard “you’re stood in” in the UK too, so maybe that’s where Australia got it from.

  6. Sorry, confusication – I’ve never heard it here, only on UK telly (Time Team, mostly). I said English because I don’t remember hearing Scots, Irish or Welsh people use it. It does seem to crop up wherever they are; I know Phil of Wiltshire, Mick of Birmingham and Stewart of Yorkshire use it, and so have others on the show.

  7. Feminism is…a Festival of Lights!

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