Ophelia Benson has copy and pasted a lengthy comment on her blog as a post (she's excellent with the whole ctrl+C ctrl+V thing on her blog). The comment is by AJ Milne of Accidental Weblog on “Of course, however” and he basically explains how mockery of religion should be normalized and allowed.
I found the whole comment quite amusing, not because I disagree with mocking religion, or that it should be normalized and allowed, because I really do agree that these things should indeed happen. I am no stranger to mocking religion and encourage it from others as well. On that I have no disagreement.
But as I read it I shook my head because of the parallels between religion and feminism, and how the supporters of feminism, of whom Ophelia is one, constantly act like theists. Their whining about being oppressed, mocked, and made fun of by others is the damned same, as are most of their rhetorical tactics, and their stunning ability to lie and move goal posts. The feminists could give the theists a run for their money any day.
So if you are a feminist and you are going to say, or agree, that mocking religion is perfectly fine and that it should be normalized and allowed, then shut the fuck up when someone does the same shit to your irrational, deluded, and insane feminist beliefs. Feminism is just as ridiculous and just as dangerous as religion is, though they have the dogma of patriarchy, rape culture, and constant misogyny which are treated as holy as religious scripture. The radfems are batshit insane and will go to extreme lengths to silence anyone who disagrees with them... Very reminiscent of the batshit insane religious fundamentalists that basically do the same thing.
So Ophelia, if you get mocked for being a feminist and you get all butthurt about it, too fucking bad! People have every right to mock your ridiculous irrational beliefs in the same way. YOU agreed that people should be able to mock and ridicule religion-that includes yours.
You can't have it both ways Ophi. Sorry.