Become a #Meninist! They have t-shirts!
Supporters of 'meninism', a controversial movement that opposes feminism, have now begun wearing 'meninist' T-shirts.
The online retailer Teespring.com has sold 615 shirts bearing the hashtag #MENINIST at $22.99 each. [Didact: Look, man, if I want to buy an overpriced t-shirt that's embarrassing to wear in public, I'll go to a HALESTORM concert and get one of their concert tees.]
'Support the movement by getting yourself the official Meninist shirt. #YesAllMen,' proclaims the product description, seemingly mocking the #YesAllWomen hashtag that circulated social media to raise awareness for violence against women in response to misogynistic postings by Elliot Rodger before his deadly rampage in Isla Vista, California, last May.
Teespring has sold ten shirts in another style, which reads 'I'm A Meninist.', for $15 each. Its description says: 'Show your pride and tell the WORLD you're a MENINIST! The official t-shirt of #MeninistTwitter!!' [Didact: I don't want to live on this planet anymore...]
The #Meninist Twitter hashtag began in 2013 as an outlet for men sharing jokes, according to the BBC, which noted: 'Supporters of the hashtag say it's become a channel for men to express the difficulties of being a man in the 21st Century.' [Didact: Being a man means getting on with the business of being a man, not whining about it and moping around in a gay-ass t-shirt.]
A Meninist Twitter account, which now has more than 600,000 followers, posts misogynistic jokes.
Last night, the account tweeted: 'Ladies, if you have more followers on Instagram than you do on Twitter it just means dudes like you better when you stfu [shut the f**k up].'
Men who've purchased the controversial T-shirts have been proudly sharing photos of themselves sporting them on social media.
One man, with the handle MeninistAmbassador, tweeted a picture of himself with the caption: 'Loving my new #meninist t shirt @MeninistTweet.' [Didact: #neuteredmyself]
And it's not only men who are buying the shirts; a woman named Paige - who appears to support meninism - tweeted a picture of herself wearing one on Friday with the caption: 'Supporting equal rights @MeninistTweet #meninist.'
|Please stop helping us|
|Not the mascot we need, boys|
|Really. Just stop. Please. I'll even give you one of my IRON MAIDEN shirts.|
|Where's his shirt?|
If these people who promote the #Meninist movement want to be taken seriously, they're really aiming their shirts at the wrong people. We need masculine men and feminine women to take up the fight- and it helps when they look good wearing tight t-shirts.
|Hey, she seems like she could use a shirt|