A Hashtag Synonymous with Feminism #F: #noreallythisisbullshit
This post originally appeared on December 23, 2013 written by Hashtag Feminism’s first head writer, Kelly Ehrenreich. This was Kelly’s first post on Hashtag Feminism.
Over the weekend in the land of #TwitterFeminism, online Feminists used the hashtag#noreallythisisbullshit OR #noreallythisbullshit to call out the types of anti-Feminist justifications people use to ignore oppression (in other words, bullshit).
SaltyPepper summed up the use of these hashtags perfectly…
— Saltypepper (@saltypepper) December 22, 2013
The #noreallythisisbullshit trend is calling out all kinds of oppression: racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, victim-blaming, slut-shaming, and general ignorance. Here are a few great examples:
— Renee Davidson (@reneetheorizes) December 22, 2013
— PrestonMitchum (@PrestonMitchum) December 22, 2013
— Sook Minty Fresh (@doloresonthedot) December 22, 2013
— Sleezy Jefferson (@Taniyahpls) December 22, 2013
Many #noreallythisisbullshit tweets highlighted hypocrisy within the Feminist or other anti-oppression movements, such as white women not supporting WOC or gay women, Black men undermining black women, gay supporters downplaying trans rights.
— Freya (@FuzzCookies) December 22, 2013
What do you think of the use of Twitter and a bit of snark to get across the Feminist message? Do you think this is an effective way to call out inconsistency and encourage recognition of others’ struggles? Tweet me @kellybycoffee or @hashtagfeminism to discuss.