Today in "the word 'Feminist' is controversial for some reason," Twitter is engaged in a discussion of what feminism means, because that's a conversation we still need to have, unfortunately. The hashtag #IAmAFeminist began trending on Thursday afternoon, and it's equal parts feminists explaining their feminism and trolls trolling the movement.
[#IAmAFeminist is trending]— Simple Si (@DadAndTwo) July 28, 2016
*Reads the abusive tweets*
Well done trolls, you're doing a great job showing why feminism is still relevant.
Women and men are sharing what the word means to them, and why it matters.
#IAmAFeminist because I know just by tweeting this hashtag, sad angry men will search it and then write awful things to women online.— Jake Fogelnest (@jakefogelnest) July 28, 2016
Rape culture excuses predatory behavior by blaming females for being provocative in their choice of clothing. #IAmAFeminist— lafix (@lafix) July 28, 2016