This just in: A feminist is angry about, wait for it… compliments. Yes, we have seen versions of feminists whining about men’s compliments before (see REAL Feminist Camille Paglia Calls Out Modern Feminists: ‘Stop blaming men!’ and Feminists: ‘Biggest Threat to Women’s Rights In Years’ is… Mike Pence?!), but this lady is taking it one step further. Feminista Jones (I hope that’s not her real name), told women to empower themselves by “expressing confidence.” Which masqueraded as pomposity.
Piss a man off today: Tell him you agree with his compliment of you.
— TheDevil's Sidechick (@FeministaJones) May 12, 2017
From BuzzFeed (of course):
“It’s not a new idea, but in my own experience when [a man] complimented me and I say, ‘I agree,’ they get upset,” Jones said. “It’s the idea that they bestow the compliment on you, and you’re not supposed to be aware of it.”
“Generally we’re taught that we’re not supposed to compliment ourselves,” Jones added. “When a woman does that, she needs to be humble.”
As it goes with feminist witches, Feminista had plenty of minions nodding and cackling like round the cauldron.
Ill always remember when I was 12 and my guy told me I was smart and I said 'thanks I know' and he goes "Ew youre so cocky" https://t.co/F6dyXawA79
— marion (@maukegi) May 13, 2017
For Feminista and her angry ilk: a compliment is a gift. “Thank you” is appropriate. Even if you are a confident person, “I know” is not the polite response. If someone gives you a present, would you just say “I totally deserved this?” Nope. You’d say “thanks” and move on with your life. But since feminists are the reason we can’t have nice things, they’ve decided to harpoon compliments.
An arrogant response, from a woman OR a man, is not attractive. It’s not polite. And it’s certainly not “confident.” If a man responded similarly, he’d be immediately told to check his white, male, racist, homophobic, cis-gendered privilege. But give up your subway seat to a lady, you monster. Yes, men can be cockalorums. But women can be harpies. Sometimes humans regardless of where they fall on the “gender spectrum” are rude toff muffins.
Idea: if feminists find so much offense at… well, everything, we would be glad for them to move to the middle of nowhere, taking with them their idiotic philosophies and cringy blogs.
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