It’s awards season in America. With the Golden Globes behind us and the Oscars on the horizon, the spirit of recognising achievement continues with a list of The 9 Ugliest Feminists in America.
The list was compiled by men’s rights blog Return of Kings. For the uninitiated, Return of Kings calls itself ‘a blog for heterosexual, masculine men … who believe men should be masculine and women should be feminine.’ According to the site’s owners, ‘Sadly, yesterday’s masculinity is today’s misogyny.’
As you can imagine, the site is an absolute hoot of a read.
Jezebel’s Lindy West topped the ugly opinionated chick list because, ‘She’s the fattest feminist in this round-up. Her crusade to eliminate fat shaming (on Jezebel) is designed so that when Skynet becomes self-aware, she’ll be finally seen as culturally attractive.’
Author and activist Kate Harding took out # 8 spot also for being fat and blogger Amanda Marcotte was awarded #3 position for her big jaw.
Yes, you’ve got that right. Apparently the width of your jawbone is now a marker of your character and worth as a human being.
I’ve not had the pleasure of reading every post on Return of Kings — so much bile, so little time — but they publish Pulitzer-worthy investigative journalism such as, Feminists Try To Debunk False Rape Culture With False Data and, my personal favourite, Misandry is Real.