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This Is What #SorryFeminists Is All About

It started with a tweet from T magazine's new editor, apologizing for calling writer Katie Roiphe "sexy." Cue the Sorry Feminists Tumblr!

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Deborah Needleman, the newly appointed editor of The New York Times' T magazine, tweeted this Monday morning:

The sexy (sorry, feminists), smart, sassy Katie Roiphe live on stage @nypl on Wednesday night. http://t.co/cYzI55PI

The sexy (sorry, feminists), smart, sassy Katie Roiphe live on stage @nypl on Wednesday night. http://t.co/cYzI55PI-- deborah needleman

Women on the Twitter (like the New Yorker's prominent TV critic Emily Nussbaum) shared a WTF reaction:

@debbieneedles Did you wrote that tweet from 1963? Impressive.

@debbieneedles Did you wrote that tweet from 1963? Impressive.-- emilynussbaum

And then people were all, if you're going to apologize for calling a woman sexy, what else should we apologize for? Hashtag time!

About to photograph my new nail polish application. #sorryfeminists

About to photograph my new nail polish application. #sorryfeminists-- Irin Carmon

I [redacted] on the first date. #sorryfeminists

I [redacted] on the first date. #sorryfeminists-- amaeryllis

Married to a man. #sorryfeminists-- Stephanie Feldman

I'm enjoying browsing holiday sales #sorryfeminists

I'm enjoying browsing holiday sales #sorryfeminists-- Sarah Marian Seltzer

Enjoying my life. #sorryfeminists-- Michelle Dean

I think sex with men rocks. #sorryfeminists-- Emily Willingham

Wearing fishnet stockings. #sorryfeminists

Wearing fishnet stockings. #sorryfeminists-- elliott holt

owner of scented candles. #sorryfeminists-- Sarah Lipton-Lubet

Wearing yoga pants. #sorryfeminists-- Amanda Marcotte

Others may have taken #sorryfeminists seriously:

Rush Limbaugh is hilarious! #sorryfeminists-- Nicole Justice

objectification is not only tolerated, but welcome. #sorryfeminists

objectification is not only tolerated, but welcome. #sorryfeminists-- Violetta Bellocchio

red lipstick and high heels.... Daily. #sorryfeminists

red lipstick and high heels.... Daily. #sorryfeminists-- Teegie Weegie

Used step stool stacked on chair to remove beeping fire alarm on 10-ft ceiling, then called apt. maint. to replace battery. #SorryFeminists

Used step stool stacked on chair to remove beeping fire alarm on 10-ft ceiling, then called apt. maint. to replace battery. #SorryFeminists-- Tracie

I’m deeply invested in American football, MMA, aggressive music, experimental poetry, and BDSM. I also wear red lipstick. #sorryfeminists

I’m deeply invested in American football, MMA, aggressive music, experimental poetry, and BDSM. I also wear red lipstick. #sorryfeminists-- NatalieZed

The whole thing confused a lot of people:

#sorryfeminists? What is this about? lololol-- Charlene Carruthers

what is the #sorryfeminists thing about because I WANT IN probably

what is the #sorryfeminists thing about because I WANT IN probably-- Julie

So Twitter is really confused about what feminism actually is #sorryfeminists

So Twitter is really confused about what feminism actually is #sorryfeminists-- Adrienne LaFrance

There's also now a "Sorry Feminists" Tumblr, and it has some really good GIFs:

Update! Needleman responds:

Hello twitterers in knicker twist: JOKE!!-- deborah needleman

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