Wednesday morning Fox News feminism drinking game!

“Women want less government in their lives. They want to make their own decisions. They want freedom to choose for their children, their families. That’s what women really want.”

You are so spot on, Morgan Brittany. I can’t wait to see you next weekend outside an abortion clinic, escorting patients inside so they can obtain safe, legal abortion care. Right? Wrong. So, so wrong.

You can actually turn this video into a drinking game… 

    • Drink any time the panelists invent a nonsense word, like “sexualist.”
    • Drink any time the panelists reinforce gender norms (“Stop shaving, men!”) or gendered class norms (Sofia Vergara is “classy”!).
    • Drink any time the panelists make a concerted effort to assure everyone that they’re totally straight, we promise.
    • Drink any time the panelists accuse feminists of being like cavewomen, when we clearly prefer the gender neutral term “cavepeople.”
    • Drink every time the host mentions how attractive her guests are. Then take a double shot when one of the guests says she doesn’t want to be objectified and the host vehemently agrees with her.

Warning: This game may be hazardous to your health, and may result in extreme drunkenness and repeated slamming of your head onto your desk. Please play responsibly.

Avatar ImageChloe Angyal thinks that you keep using the word “feminist,” but that it does not mean what you think it means.

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

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  • http://feministing.com/members/riceball05/ Jessica

    It doesn’t seem like they even know what kind of point they are trying to make. They seem to argue for against the same things. I also had a head desk moment when she said ”what God designed them to be.” I also hate that they seem to be assigning feminine traits as an ideal all women should strive for. Some women want to embody all the traditional feminine traits but not everyone does. Sometimes you want to bake some cupcakes, and a build a shelf or program a computer. Also it’s buying fully into the gender binary bs that assigns men and women both to a narrow role. What is with this whole stay at home mom stigma too, there are feminists now that are stay at home and/or work at home moms. It’s possible to be be a feminist, and stay home, or be the full time working parent while your partner stays home. Of course it’s Fox news so I suppose I shouldn’t expect much better.