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gaiax2 asked: So, where DID the term "Femenazi" came from? I'd like to know as I hear that word a lot here at tumblr.
WAWAWAWAWA, the slur “Feminazi” was popularized by Rush Limbaugh, an extremely racist, misogynist conservative radio talk show host.
Which is a good enough reason to never ever use it regardless of your opinion of feminism. In addition to the whole, you know, “comparing literal genocide of millions of people to a movement for social equality” thing.
Not to mention a lot of that macho posturing doesn’t seem to be happening in the vein of “this guy committed a horrible hate crime and needs to pay for that.” To be honest, it seems like a lot of the chest-thumping is another way of people trying to cover their asses by saying “we’re not all like that, see, we want to murder this guy, clearly our community’s culture of silence in regard to racism and antisemitism isn’t an issue at all.”
"We don’t want to actually work towards SOLVING this massive problem regarding racism and antisemitism. We’ll just deny it exists, and deny that this guy is a REAL Heathen, and also project violent torture-murder revenge fantasies out into the open. That’ll really solve things."
Yeah, I’ve seen a lot of that too. I’m being really careful to avoid giving a “we’re not all like that” vibe with my efforts though. GLE, do you think I’ve managed to put my best foot forward on this one?