The number of women joining tumblr, instagram and various other sites just to look at misogyny blogs is growing every day. You may well be a woman reading this who feels that strong connection to what you’re seeing, even if you feel like you should be repulsed by it. The journey from feminist to Male Supremacist is a tricky one and can go back and forth, so here are a few simple things you can look out for to see if you are becoming a Male Supremacist.
1. You feel more sexually active
Feminism simply isn’t sexy. Its not like sex is all that matters, but that is just the truth. Equality is boring, vanilla and middle-of-the-road. Its also unnatural, but we’ll get to that. Most likely the thing you’re noticing most is how insanely horny you are compared to how you felt before. Where once you were annoyed by constant propositions from men, you’re now secretly on the lookout for them. You want men to find you attractive.
2. You find your female friends irritating
Women are annoying, we all know that. Well, most of us do. Those who entertain equality force themselves to accept or ignore problems in the female character, but once your eyes are opened you begin to realise that the whining, the bitching and the back-stabbing are things life is simply too short for, and most importantly, not things you actually have to put up with.
3. You want to watch movies/read books that have male leads
This might have been true before but its even more true now. Entertainment that has a strong, masculine man at its heart is much more appealing to you now. Once upon a time, the damsel in distress character pissed you off. Now you have a yearning bubbling under the surface that you want to be her!
4. You want to stay inside more
Maybe its because your friends are all such bitches, or maybe its because its a cold time of year, but even in the summer you’re going to feel like staying in. Your instinct to remain behind closed doors, inside the cave, behind the walls of the town, or even literally inside a cage, is taking over. You are realising that you are a fully domesticated creature that has been fighting its nature for years.
5. You find sexist jokes or comments funny or exciting
You may still outwardly act offended, but deep down you’re starting to wish you could be a fly on a wall when groups of men meet and drink. You want to hear what they say about women. Maybe you’re even still kidding yourself that its strictly for research purposes – maybe you’ll write an article about misogyny? – but the truth is you’re starting to love the sound of sexism.
6. You’re more aware of male strengths and female weaknesses
Not that you didn’t notice before, but… has it always been that hard to lift things? Have you always been that bad at math? Why does it feel like the male friends you’ve made recently are all talking about things you don’t understand? Why didn’t your female friends talk about that? Wait… have men always talked about intellectual stuff? I thought it was just cars and girls?
7. You’re having fantasies about being dominated
Sure, you had these before, but they were really just fairytale things. You’re starting to want this to happen. Its getting extreme, stuff you’re afraid of yourself for even thinking. Being kidnapped, being tied up, being caged, being used repeatedly. Maybe you still don’t want all of it to happen, but its so exciting. You want to be used.
8. Work/college feels different
You still like your job, but lately you’ve noticed how much you’ve exaggerated your role there. Are you really essential to the company, or was the boss just trying to keep you from getting upset by saying that? Do you really work all that hard? Do you female coworkers? Or do you spend an awful lot of time chatting, bitching and moaning? Are those grades really representing how smart you are, or did you just rote-learn and then repeat? Do you really get any of this?
9. Things that once outraged you now excite you
Girls kneeling before strong men. Girls in collars. Articles talking about studies into female intelligence. “Domestic bliss”. Even female nudity is suddenly arousing, not because you want to fuck that girl suspended in a harness, but because you want to be her.
10. You don’t want to vote
It just feels wrong now. Maybe you never did before because you didn’t care, but now you really don’t want to. Even if your man would let you, you would feel out of place doing it, like a child driving a car. What if I screw it up?
11. You are starting to really hate the word “feminism”
Its such a stupid word anyway! You hate that it exists. Just hearing it kind of ruins your day, makes you irritable and anxious. You wish feminists would just go away, you don’t know exactly why – or aren’t prepared to say yet – but they just irritate the living Hell out of you.
12. You want to apologise to men
Why? Who knows, but the instinct is there. You just want to apologise. You want to grovel. You aren’t at all sure what you’re apologising for but, damn you feel guilty about something. Embarrassed. Humiliated. You want forgiveness. You want to be absolved. You want to make it up to men, somehow.
The wonderful thing is, you can!
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