WTF Is “Meninism” And Who Are These Women Who Support It?

by Alice Lawton

Meninism is not defined in the dictionary because meninism is not a valid term or movement. The two men who run the Meninism Tweet Twitter account say meninism is “(parody) obviously sarcasm.” Meninism is not advocating for men’s rights. It is not fighting any of the issues men face. Meninism is simply a mockery of feminism and all that it stands for. 

#Meninism” and “#Meninist” have exploded on Twitter. The account and accompanying hashtags have more than 900 thousand followers, some of whom own shirts bearing the #Meninist logo. But personally, I don’t find their jokes very funny. 

Since its creation, Meninist tweets have made fun of female drivers, said all women are “hoes,” and made rape into a joke. And while the account’s creators know meninism exists for “humor,” many are taking it very seriously… including women. 

Yes, actual women are supporting a movement that focuses on MAKING FUN of women. 

There have always been women who reject feminism because they “don’t hate men.” (Just a quick note to those women—feminism≠man-hating. There is a word for that, too, but it’s not feminism. It’s misandry, and feminists don’t support misandry. It goes against the most basic premise of feminism, which is equality for all genders).

If these men and women were actually concerned about mens issues, they would embrace feminism. The issues men face such as the need for prevention and awareness of male suicide and father’s rights stem from the same places women’s issues come from. If you’ve taken any history course ever you’ll know nothing gets fixed when people who are in reality fighting for the same thing end up fighting each other.

This post was published on June 29, 2015

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