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…

The #noreallythisbullshit tag is glorious in how comprehensive it is.

— 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:

Men get these biological urges to rape, they just can’t help themselves #NoReallyThisIsBullshit

— Renee Davidson (@reneetheorizes) December 22, 2013

I don't see "color" and if you do, you're the racist one. #noreallythisisbullshit

— PrestonMitchum (@PrestonMitchum) December 22, 2013

I am a white man. Let me loudly and repeatedly tell you you're not oppressed #NoReallyThisBullshit

— Sook Minty Fresh (@doloresonthedot) December 22, 2013

#noreallythisisbullshit "I actually tutored two black kids, so I'm not racist." pic.twitter.com/ATjeRn8GZ0

— 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.

“I’M A FEMINIST!” *ignores WoC* *ignores disabled women* *ignores trans* women* *ignores gay women* #NoReallyThisIsBullshit

— 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.