[Image description: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground is a picture of a grey tabby cat wearing a yellow wig. Top text reads “That awkward moment when you try to reason with a feminist who is stating ‘misandrists are ruining feminism’” Bottom text reads “and you are immediately dismissed as ‘not getting it’, being a ‘bully’, and are subjected to the other feminist holding their education + degree + class over you” End description.]
I’ll be more honest though, it went beyond awkward and became uncomfortable, upsetting, and triggering. I’ve always had times where I question labeling myself “feminist” due to the treatment I get from the feminists in the Ivory Tower, or the ones who worship at the base of the Ivory Tower. I feel so excluded, so often. The silencing techniques they use, “You shouldn’t be so aggressive,” “You shouldn’t be so angry,” “People would listen to your needs if you’d calm down and be nicer,” “There’s no excuse for anger at the majority,” etc. None of it is helpful, but it certainly pushes me out.
I still care about liberation, equality/fairness, and trying to be as intersectional as possible - but right now, these Ivory Tower intellectuals have left me feeling hurt and defeated—-definitely feeling unwanted within “their” world. More and more, it feels like it is “their” world.
(Another issue I had with this was the feminist in question is cis, but felt a need to preach to me about trans issues, after they already got defensive about how they didn’t like the word “cis” because “normal” people didn’t need a word to let people know they are “non-trans*”.)

[Image description: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground is a picture of a grey tabby cat wearing a yellow wig. Top text reads “That awkward moment when you try to reason with a feminist who is stating ‘misandrists are ruining feminism’” Bottom text reads “and you are immediately dismissed as ‘not getting it’, being a ‘bully’, and are subjected to the other feminist holding their education + degree + class over you” End description.]

I’ll be more honest though, it went beyond awkward and became uncomfortable, upsetting, and triggering. I’ve always had times where I question labeling myself “feminist” due to the treatment I get from the feminists in the Ivory Tower, or the ones who worship at the base of the Ivory Tower. I feel so excluded, so often. The silencing techniques they use, “You shouldn’t be so aggressive,” “You shouldn’t be so angry,” “People would listen to your needs if you’d calm down and be nicer,” “There’s no excuse for anger at the majority,” etc. None of it is helpful, but it certainly pushes me out.

I still care about liberation, equality/fairness, and trying to be as intersectional as possible - but right now, these Ivory Tower intellectuals have left me feeling hurt and defeated—-definitely feeling unwanted within “their” world. More and more, it feels like it is “their” world.

(Another issue I had with this was the feminist in question is cis, but felt a need to preach to me about trans issues, after they already got defensive about how they didn’t like the word “cis” because “normal” people didn’t need a word to let people know they are “non-trans*”.)

3 months ago  #awkward feminist moments #awkward #img #submission  5 notes
[Image description: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground is a picture of a grey tabby cat wearing a yellow wig. Top text reads “That awkward moment when you want to shave your armpits/legs” Bottom text reads “and you feel like a fake feminist and you’re paranoid you’ll get called out” End description.]
"if you’re a feminist then WHY are your armpits shaved?" oh god the amount of times i’ve gotten this. - anon submission
#hairlessfeministproblems

[Image description: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground is a picture of a grey tabby cat wearing a yellow wig. Top text reads “That awkward moment when you want to shave your armpits/legs” Bottom text reads “and you feel like a fake feminist and you’re paranoid you’ll get called out” End description.]

"if you’re a feminist then WHY are your armpits shaved?" oh god the amount of times i’ve gotten this. - anon submission

#hairlessfeministproblems

1 year ago  #awkward feminist moments #awkward #feminist #lol #funny #img  29 notes
[Image description: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground is a picture of a grey tabby cat wearing a yellow wig. Top text reads “That awkward moment when” Bottom text reads “you actually find a sexist joke funny” End description.]
And you try so hard not to laugh but you can’t stop yourself. - just-rise-again
I sometimes laugh at sexist (and other fucked up -ist jokes) simply because, within the span of seconds, I’m analyzing the shit out of it and it’s making my brain do too many things at once so I’m like HAAwaaaait. That was fucked up. Fuck you. - yeas

[Image description: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground is a picture of a grey tabby cat wearing a yellow wig. Top text reads “That awkward moment when” Bottom text reads “you actually find a sexist joke funny” End description.]

And you try so hard not to laugh but you can’t stop yourself. - just-rise-again

I sometimes laugh at sexist (and other fucked up -ist jokes) simply because, within the span of seconds, I’m analyzing the shit out of it and it’s making my brain do too many things at once so I’m like HAAwaaaait. That was fucked up. Fuck you. - yeas

1 year ago  #awkward feminist moments #awkward #img #submission  14 notes
[Image description: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground is a picture of a grey tabby cat wearing a yellow wig. Top text reads “That awkward moment when you” Bottom text reads “accidentally use the word ‘catfight’” End description.]

[Image description: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground is a picture of a grey tabby cat wearing a yellow wig. Top text reads “That awkward moment when you” Bottom text reads “accidentally use the word ‘catfight’” End description.]

2 years ago  #awkward feminist moments #awkward #img #submission  3 notes
[Image description: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground is a picture of a grey tabby cat wearing a yellow wig. Top text reads “That awkward moment when” Bottom text reads “you come back from hiatus” End description.]
*waves*
It’s been a long time. Finals suck. Send us submissions? :) 

[Image description: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground is a picture of a grey tabby cat wearing a yellow wig. Top text reads “That awkward moment when” Bottom text reads “you come back from hiatus” End description.]

*waves*

It’s been a long time. Finals suck. 

Send us submissions? :) 

2 years ago  #awkward #awkward feminist moments #img  6 notes
[Image description: Horizontally split image of two memes. Top half: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with red and green alternating. Foreground is a black and white cartoon image of a winking female-bodied person with 1950’s styled hair. Bottom half: 6-piece blue colored background with a Siamese cat. Top text reads “That awkward moment when you find yourself turned on”. Bottom text reads “side affects cause you to panic and throw yourself down the stairs”. End description.]
This evening’s mash up after midnight features one of our favorites, Chronic Illness Cat! 

[Image description: Horizontally split image of two memes. Top half: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with red and green alternating. Foreground is a black and white cartoon image of a winking female-bodied person with 1950’s styled hair. Bottom half: 6-piece blue colored background with a Siamese cat. Top text reads “That awkward moment when you find yourself turned on”. Bottom text reads “side affects cause you to panic and throw yourself down the stairs”. End description.]

This evening’s mash up after midnight features one of our favorites, Chronic Illness Cat

2 years ago  #img #mashup #awkward feminist moments #awkward #chronic illness cat  18 notes
[Image description: Horizontally split image of two memes. Top half: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and purple alternating. Foreground is a picture of a green frog with big eyes. Bottom half: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground is a picture of a grey tabby cat wearing a yellow wig. Top text reads “Shit violently” Bottom text reads “and scare everyone, even your friends and teacher” End description.]
We’re gonna start a new thing: Meme mashups after midnight!
Pretty self-explanatory—posting meme mashups only after midnight, for all you night owls. Tonight’s mashup featuring foul bachelorette frog.

[Image description: Horizontally split image of two memes. Top half: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and purple alternating. Foreground is a picture of a green frog with big eyes. Bottom half: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground is a picture of a grey tabby cat wearing a yellow wig. Top text reads “Shit violently” Bottom text reads “and scare everyone, even your friends and teacher” End description.]

We’re gonna start a new thing: Meme mashups after midnight!

Pretty self-explanatory—posting meme mashups only after midnight, for all you night owls. Tonight’s mashup featuring foul bachelorette frog.

2 years ago  #awkward #awkward feminist moments #feminism #funny #lol #mashup #img  8 notes