Emma Watson’s address to the UN has been shared on my facebook feed by people I would never have equated with feminism.
Ahh, satire, that beautiful hybrid of comedy and cultural critique.
Years of well-meaning yet unsuccessful argument with gender-oppressive idiots on the internet has taught me that some people will just never see reason.
There is really very little comfort in this, except for the numerous tumblr and twitter feeds making fun of them.
Die-hard internet enthusiasts would hail blogging and social media for empowering the feminist movement by “giving a voice to the voiceless”. Sceptics remind us, though, that the same set of online tools make misogyny easier than ever before.
The femme fatale 1996-2013: Breasts, slightly browner breasts, little-left-to-imagination dress, breasts + flashlight, If Blade were a hot woman, breasts + glasses... I think you get the idea (Image credit: elrincondefichi.es)