(Content Note: Representations of death and rape threats, harassment)
“Feminist criticism? But that’s censorship!”
If you’ve come across those trolls who love to complain about feminism and “social justice warriors,” then you know that they claim to be mighty concerned about “freedom of speech.”
So would everyone really be free to speak if the trolls got their way?
We don’t have to try hard to imagine, and this comic makes the possibilities so clear. Here’s an example of how the trolls would “save free speech” – and why their harassment isn’t about what they claim.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 10 Anti-Feminist Trolls You’ll Meet on the Internet – And What They’re Really Saying
- Anti-Feminists: Stop Using Tragedies to Say Feminists ‘Don’t Care About Important Issues’
Barry Deutsch creates political cartoons with the help of his supporters on Patreon. He also creates Hereville, a comic about an 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl who wants to fight monsters, and (with Becky Hawkins) SuperButch, a comic about a lesbian superhero in the 1940s. Check out his blog and follow him on Twitter and on Tumblr.