#HowToSpotAFeminist might be trending on your Twitter feed right now, but not for the reason its most recent adopter intended.
On May 3, The Blaze talk-show host Doc Thompson called for tips on #HowtoSpotaFeminist on Twitter. Though the hashtag has been around for years, it took off when Thompson sent this tweet on Sunday:
Any tips on #HowToSpotAFeminist???
— Doc Thompson (@DocThompsonShow) May 3, 2015
Though plenty of users tweeted anti-feminist responses, the hashtag also inspired dozens of reactions from people defending feminism:
#HowToSpotAFeminist We carry around water bottles of man tears to stay hydrated and radiant.
— birthday kitty (@howdyitskitty) May 5, 2015
#HowToSpotAFeminist She won't sleep with you, even though you're awesome, dudebro!Or is that how to spot a lesbian–MUST be; you're so hot!
— ItMightGetWeird (@PattyKellison) May 5, 2015
#HowToSpotAFeminist do they seem like they have common sense & social awareness? If yes, then you have spotted a feminist.
— sylva (@queenfeminist) May 6, 2015
#HowToSpotAFeminist: Look for the kind, opened minded individual who sees the importance of gender equality… aren't they just the worst?
— JamesChats (@JamesChatsTV) May 6, 2015
He/she will be the 1 who supports the insane notion that men & women deserve equality under the law. Madness, I know. #HowToSpotAFeminist
— Holden Caulfield (@Sarchasm99) May 5, 2015