You may have thought that conservatives would be sick of bashing feminists by now. But it seems that every day is a new opportunity for trolls to harass women who have the audacity to believe they should have the same rights as men.
Doc Thompson, host of The Morning Blaze on The Blaze Radio, is the incredibly imaginative mastermind behind the hashtag #HowToSpotAFeminist, which he first tweeted last Sunday.
The responses were predictably stereotypical and offensive. But for the sake of education, here’s a sampling of a few.
#HowToSpotAFeminist Overly PC people who believe that everything is sexist.— Edward Howard (@EdwardHoward11) May 5, 2015
#HowToSpotAFeminist If you yell out "trigger" they all drop and cover.— Socialism is Dehumanizing (@R_Optimist) May 5, 2015
Once people who self-identified as feminists caught wind of the hashtag, they decided to get in on the fun.
#HowToSpotAFeminist Check for ripples in the water, they often appear to be logs from a distance. Wait sorry, that's alligators.— John Keefe (@JohnKeefe13) May 5, 2015
Feminists are masters of camouflage. Use your peripheral vision to spot movement. #HowToSpotAFeminist— Cruise Mom (@Therajill) May 5, 2015
But it turns out that not only is Thompson a misogynist, he’s also a total troll. Now he’s retweeting and replying to outlets that are writing about the outrage over his hashtag. He’s also asking his fans to pile on.
.@Cosmopolitan— Doc Thompson’s Daily Mojo (@DocThompsonShow) May 5, 2015
Any thoughts for "Cosmo" on their post about us???
In light of Thompson’s movement, we’ve compiled a few pointers on #HowToSpotAnIdiot:
- Thinks that a vast group of people can be summed up in one tweet.
- Believes there’s a direct correlation between hair style and feminism.
- Uses a national platform to unleash a legion of trolls on people simply standing up for human rights.
- Reinforces tired, unoriginal stereotypes about women.
- Says heinous things about you and then expects you to laugh about it.
Thanks, Doc Thompson. We all learned a lot today.
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