Feminist Blog: ’10 Things Every Intersectional Feminist Should Ask On a First Date’


I’d love to parody this… but how do you parody reality that is more ridiculous than parody?

An article on “Everyday Feminism” accidentally demonstrates why no one should ever date a feminist.  It begins:

“As a queer femme of color, I keep close relationships with people who go beyond allyship; they’re true accomplices in the fight against white supremacy, queerphobia, and misogyny. If you’re not going to support marginalized folks, then we can’t be friends, let alone date. The personal is political,” she writes.  “Beyond the lovely cushioning, happiness and support that we receive from our platonic relationships (which are, in all honesty, soul-feeding and essential), feminists also date! But there are questions we have to ask before we get close to someone.”

She proceeds to detail some conversation tips, to make sure your date is as ideologically pure as you are.  The first question is, “Do you believe Black Lives Matter?”  If I were a woke feminist, I’d just go all the way to “Don’t date white people, they really suck,” but that’s just me.  Other questions include, “How do you work to dismantle sexism and misogyny in your life?” and “Are you a supporter of the BDS movement?”  Note: if you have no idea what the “BDS movement” is, then you better just ask the waiter for the check now.  (“BDS stands for “Boycott, Divest, Sanctions” — an effort to end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians,” she helpfully explains.  So, basically she only dates anti-Semites.)

Anyway, this is a fantastic window in the dating rituals of a certain segment of society.  I’m glad I’m already married, and I’m glad I don’t have to pass any “purity test” for my relationships.  I hope feminists don’t find out about the Salem Witch Trials.  On their next dates, they might just submerge their potential lovers into a pool of water and see if they drown.

Hat Tip: Everyday Feminism

Image Credit: Guian Bolisay

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