By many standards, this month was a win for feminism. Thanks to Beyoncé, feminism was center stage, quite literally, in the media. And it has never looked better thanks to the flashing lights and its position next to Queen Bey herself. Alas, not everyone was as down with the f-word as Ms. Carter this month. For our sake, they provide us with a great basis of how not to do feminism.
1. Publicly complain about the burden of preventing sexual assault.
"Some men feel that too much responsibility for preventing sexual assault has been put on their shoulders." -- Chris Herries, a senior at Stanford University.
2. Then go on to compare sexual assault to stealing a bike.
"Do I deserve to have my bike stolen if I leave it unlocked on the quad?" -- Chris Herries, a senior at Stanford University.
3. As a woman, blame women who drink for their sexual assault.
"The rape conviction statistics will not improve until women stop getting so drunk." -- Mary Jane Mowat, female ex-judge
4. Defend cat-calling as flattering in an article on the New York Post. Insult the women who do not agree.
5. Go on Fox News and tell the nation that you love to be cat-called.
6. Create a blog to reveal to the world that women only want the right because they are secretly plotting against men and America.
Some women resented the rights and freedoms that men had in America. So, before, during, and after prohibition, it was the right to vote that women pursued aggressively. 'Women's Suffrage.' Initially, women's right to vote led to the nullification of both their vote and their husband's vote. Politicians, seeing this trend, saw dollar signs, and women, being emotionally driven creatures, were easy to appeal to. And so the pandering to the female voter began, and continues to this day. After achieving the right to vote, women quietly plotted and pushed boundaries further than they ever had been before. -- Brandi Kay, BarbWire guest contributor
7. On this same blog, inform women that their personal goals should no longer be relevant once they have a family.
Women wanted to become college educated, work outside the home, and run for political office. These goals are noble pursuits for single women and they should have equal income for equal output. But, once a woman has children, those goals are no longer noble. -- Brandi Kay, BarbWire guest contributor