BECAUSE WE JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND HER SENSE OF HUMOR: Remember the Goldsmiths, University of London “diversity” officer, Bahar Mustafa, who held a meeting and requested white men not to attend? I wrote about the incident here and here. Now, a writer at Slate, Amanda Hess, attempts to excuse Ms. Mustafa’s reprehensible behavior as “ironic misandry“:
Mustafa is not the first to have her reputation raked across the Web on account of some lousy tweets. But she may be the first to crumble over a case of ironic misandry, a tongue-in-cheek form of discourse favored by the young feminist Internet natives. You may have spied them on Twitter or Tumblr, working on their “KILL ALL MEN” cross-stitch or sipping from a mug labeled “MALE TEARS.” Ironic misandrists say they’re poking fun at long-standing stereotypes about militant feminist man-haters. That seems to fit Mustafa’s tweets. In a statement to Goldsmiths students, she owned up to using the hashtags, calling them “in-jokes” between herself and other members of “the queer feminist community.” If some people failed to get the joke, well, that was kind of the point.
Oh, I get it now–ha ha! That is soooooooo funny– calling to “kill all men” and reveling in “male tears”! I assume, then, it’s equally okay for a university official to engage in “ironic misogyny” and joke about killing all women and reveling in their tears? Ha ha, that would be soooooo funny, too! I mean, after all, it would be an “inside” joke among male rights proponents, right? And if some people–such as, for example, women–failed to “get the joke,” then that would be “kind of the point.”
And while we’re at it, how about that ever-funny “ironic racism,” where people talk about killing white “crackkkas” and other side-splitting comments, as a recent Valdosta State student did? After all, it’s just an “inside joke” about white oppression, right?
LMAO! I’m glad to know these radical lefties have such a robust sense of humor– I was worried about them taking themselves too seriously for awhile.