So, apparently all the men of Australia deserve cookies, becuase they all inevitably become feminists (every last one of them!) when they have daughters (of course, it would be ridiculous to suggest that a man support women’s rights just because it’s the right thing to do). But women of Australia: no biscuit! After all, you can’t expect anyone to take women’s rights seriously when we do stuff like reading non-political magazines, discussing celebrities, and having fun! Because men NEVER do these things, obviously — that is why men are taken so seriously, and have all that political power and get paid more money. Your typical Aussie bloke, you see, never spends any time reading Sports Magazines or talking about women they fancy, or watching the cricket. For the Aussie bloke, it’s 100% SRS BZNS.
Fortunately, Sam, in all his manly wisdom, knows how to fix things — more women need to identify as feminists. Yay! Well, except lesbians and women with hairy armpits. Those are Bad Feminists who ruin it for all the pretty heterosexual women (who really should spend much less time fixating on their hair and makeup). As for why women reject feminism — well, it’s got nothing to do with men who tell feminists that we’re missing the point when we suggest that women should have control over our own sex lives. All of these men, you see, would happily hop on board with feminism if we women weren’t such frivolous ninnies. (And of course, they’d never tell women who did stand up for their rights that they were Humourless, or Making-a-Big-Deal-out-of-Nothing, or that It’s-Just-Biology-Get-Over-It, or anything like that.)
Aren’t we just so lucky to have sensitive, intelligent guys like Sam around to help us out with this stuff?
[ETA: Fuck Politeness has more.]