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Feminists Are Taking Over The #HowToSpotAFeminist Hashtag

"We carry around bottles of man tears to stay hydrated and radiant."

Recently, a hashtag emerged on Twitter intended to mock internet feminism.

Optimist- The glass is half full. Pessimist- The glass is half empty. Feminist- The glass is being raped. #HowToSpotAFeminist

The hashtag started picking up steam on May 4, according to Twitter analytics site Topsy.

Though the hashtag has been around for years, this bout seems to have been kicked off by a tweet from The Blaze talk-show host Doc Thompson.

Any tips on #HowToSpotAFeminist??? We'll discuss tomorrow #WhatILearnedToday

Which parented quips like:

And led to the hashtag breaking off and trending among antifeminists:

#HowToSpotAFeminist - Usually fat & ugly, always inherently unlikeable, supremely hypocritical, snarky, annoying, deluded, intransigent.

But men and women who identify as feminists quickly took notice and cleverly turned the hashtag on its head.

#HowToSpotAFeminist We carry around water bottles of man tears to stay hydrated and radiant.

#HowToSpotAFeminist follow the same rules for spotting during weightlifting that you would for anyone else

Some actually gave real advice on how to "spot a feminist."

"Do you want equality?" "Yes." GOTCHA. #HowToSpotAFeminist

Ask yourself if men and women should be considered equals? Did you say yes? Then look in a mirror. #HowToSpotAFeminist

Other skilled Twitter users employed the ancient art of sarcasm.

#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!

He/she will be the 1 who supports the insane notion that men & women deserve equality under the law. Madness, I know. #HowToSpotAFeminist

#HowToSpotAFeminist surrounded by non-feminists using tired old jokes about women's studies and armpit hair who are weirdly obsessed w them

And a few just straight-up burned.

Look for a man who's grown up, not just grown older #HowToSpotAFeminist

#HowtoSpotaMisogynist: search for the hashtag #HowToSpotAFeminist

Still more took a slightly absurdist angle.

#HowToSpotAFeminist elongated snouts equipped with a thin tongue that can be extended and large, curved foreclaws to tear open ant mounds

A dark shape crosses your path, the ambient temp drops by 10 degrees. All men cry out in fear, though they know not why. #HowToSpotAFeminist

And these guys were just plain profound.

#HowToSpotAFeminist: Someone who fights for the rights you might not need right now, but you might one day. #1in3

#HowToSpotAFeminist Someone who walked out of the imaginary cage you tried to build around them.

Carry on, Twitter feminists. 👏👏👏