‘Feminist Bro’ Is A Hilarious Twitter Account You Really Need To Be Following
We’ve all seen this type of guy online and IRL. Those guys that are “feminists” basically so that they can score some p*ssy. Comedian Emily Winter has created a ‘Feminist Bro’ Twitter account so to mock these assholes, because they definitely deserve to be mocked.
In an email interview with me, Winter explained her inspiration for the account. The idea for the ‘Feminist Bro’ originated when she performed as this character at Dudes Being Dudes Being Dudes, a monthly show in Brooklyn where female and gay comedians mock bro mentality and physicality.
“For Lauren Maul’s show, where you do your set as a man, I did mine as a male feminist who sucked at being a feminist, and it felt SO GOOD. This character feels like so many men I’ve encountered, and I think other women are feeling the same way!”
Agreed. I’m a huge fan of the concept.
Here are a few of my favorite Tweets from the account:
I can see the image of him so clearly. Cargo shorts and beer funnel and all.
The jokes brilliantly depict the hypocrisy of what these guys say versus what these mean. I’ve always said that if a man claims to “love the ladies” that usually means that he doesn’t.
For material, Winter pulls from her day-today experiences as a female comedian, or rather just as a female.
“I was at a mic the other night at this guy was saying the most horrible things about women and then said “I can say that because I’m a raging feminist.” I was like “WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?! YOU’RE NOT A FEMINIST YOU’RE A PILE OF SHIT.”
Winter is doing what any good comedian would do. She’s making jokes about behavior that infuriates her. Winter isn’t alone in using social media as a platform to call out sexist behavior. Comedian Marcia Belsky created The Headless Women Of Hollywood Tumblr page so to urge us to look closer at what is construed as the norm when it comes to advertising big-budget films. The ‘norm’ is of course is depicting women as objects.
Sure, social media is causing us to be glued to our phones and therefore more socially awkward, but sharing jokes and experiences about these subjects creates more awareness. If you’re the only woman in the room in a certain situation, you can always go to Twitter or Facebook to reach out to other women. It’s rather comforting I think.