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Comic of the Day: Male Feminist “Allies”

This is the comic I’ve been waiting for all my life. 

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Thanks to Victor Entrepuertas and Anonima P. for this gem, which succinctly calls out male “feminist” allies’ mansplaining, gaslighting, misogyny, abuse, and more.

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Dana Bolger is a Senior Editor at Feministing and the co-founder of Know Your IX, the national youth-led organization working to end gender violence in schools. She's testified before Congress on Title IX policy and legislative reform, and her writing has appeared in a number of outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. She's also a student at Yale Law School, and you can find her on Twitter at @danabolger.

Dana Bolger is a Senior Editor at Feministing and a student at Yale Law School.

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