This goes against my better judgment, which is to say that normally I am not inclined to engage in such pedantic acts. However, I was challenged to do this by a friend. He felt that if anyone could or should make a bingo card for feminists it should be me. I suppose my general deadpan personality might have led to the assumption that I could be objective about it, which is quite far from true. However, after discussing it with my brother (who seemed even more eager to see my take on the card), I decided that I might as well.
For those unaware, there is a sort of bingo card trend happening at the moment. I do not know who began it, but I have seen several versions of the card. I figured by now someone would have done a version for feminists (which I suppose would be called the “Anti-male Bingo Card”), but apparently no one has. If I and mistaken and someone indeed has, then allow me this moment of egotism to say mines is better.
My hope for this card is not that it will be used to attack, dismiss or mock feminists, but that it will provide some insight into the most common perspectives feminists seem to hold, particularly online. For the uninitiated, I hope that this card also shows the kinds of comments and the types of attitudes that feminists often resort to in discussions with those who disagree with or criticize feminist views.
Of course, this card is based only on my experiences and focuses on the comments I have most commonly heard; it is far from a complete list. The comments below not only represent things that were literally stated, but also the kinds of views and sentiments that are frequently found in discussions with feminists, which is to say that they are not always as apparent or relatively polite as the comments as I listed them.
Being such, people are welcome to add their input to the list, although I would ask that they maintain the tone of card, keeping the sarcasm and profanity to a minimum, not because that is always the nature of conversations with feminists, but because doing so would present the greatest possible objectivity to what is admittedly a rather subjective concept.
So without further ado, I present Anti-male Bingo.
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