(This entire post is heavily sarcastic. The whole thing. Sarcasm, sarcasm everywhere. Content warning: victim-blaming, rape, rape culture)
Everyone knows that dissent and objection are tactless, impolite and of course completely unladylike. Don’t be so bitchy, just keep quiet.
It’s just one little thing anyway, let it go, you’re over-reacting. Lack of media representation? Look, there’s already that one film with a well-written female protagonist. You’re over-reacting. Imbalance in the division of domestic duties? Hey, they already do that one thing. You’re over-reacting. Constant street harassment? Anyone else would have taken it as a compliment. You’re over-reacting. I mean, women already have the vote, what more do you want? You’re over-reacting. Always over-reacting, silly emotional irrational shrill feminists, always trying to be offended. Wait, somebody neglected to preface the word “men” with the word “some” in a spur-of-the-moment sentence or within the confines of a 140 character tweet? See! Told you *soooooome* feminists are just man-haters. Not over-reacting. It’s also worth noting that whilst objecting to misogynistic music videos is yet another example of ridiculous irrational feminist over-reacting (it’s just a video, after all), objecting to feminist role-reversal parodies of such videos is perfectly acceptable. Obviously.
And while you’re over-reacting, it’s imperative to reassure that of course I don’t mean you, because everyone knows that questioning someone’s words or behaviour is exactly the same as judging them completely as a whole. Besides, they’re family, they’re friends, they’re colleagues, they know you, they’re allowed to make fun of you, your race, your gender, your sexuality, your disability. And besides, it’s only a joke. Can’t you take a joke? Typical humourless feminists. Hahahaha, it’s funny because the butt of our joke is angry. Sticks and stones will break your bones but words will never hurt you, and all that. Besides, pointing out the oppressive force behind those jokes, those words, those actions, might upset them. It might anger them. Good little girls put the feelings of others before their own, so just keep quiet.
You’ve got to let them down gently. Don’t say “no” directly, you’ve got to have tact. Besides, you led him on, you were wearing revealing clothing, you flirted with him, you were out late at night, you’re in a relationship, you’ve consented before, it would be unreasonable and unladylike to say anything now. Best to just keep quiet.
Besides, you already nag too much. Nag nag nag, whine whine whine, moan moan moan, whinge whinge whinge, it’s all women ever do, huh, am I right, am I right? It’s so unfair that you can’t even be horrendously sexist these days without those shrill nagging women standing up for themselves! Freedom of speech! Just keep quiet! FREEDOM OF SPEECH! JUST KEEP QUIET!
…See, the silly irrational feminists don’t realise that women only have themselves to blame for inequality. They’re just not assertive enough.
I can’t imagine why.