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People Are Wearing Anti-Feminist "Meninist" T-Shirts And The Internet Has Responded Amusingly

"This T-shirt will protect me from your vagina."

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It began with a hashtag “started by men sharing jokes”, but people also described the hashtag as a way to express the "difficulties of being a man in the 21st century”.

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Many supporters of the "meninist" cause are proudly modelling their new purchases on Twitter.

Look what came in the mail #Meninism #meninist

Evan Conway@3v4ndafratFollow

Look what came in the mail #Meninism #meninist

11:43 PM - 15 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

@MeninistTweet, the most popular "meninist" source, has been encouraging supporters to buy the T-shirts.

Shirts on sale now Shop now: http://t.co/Krddq23v5m

Meninist@MeninistTweetFollow

Shirts on sale now

Shop now: http://t.co/Krddq23v5m

7:03 PM - 17 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Those wearing the "meninist" T-shirts appear unfazed by criticism.

It's not just men: Women – who appear to be unironically supporting the men's rights cause – are sharing photos of themselves in the T-shirts.

Supporting equal rights @MeninistTweet #meninist

paige oswald@tubapayFollow

Supporting equal rights @MeninistTweet #meninist

12:32 PM - 16 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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But the T-shirts have caused a stir, leading to an amusing backlash from Twitter users.

Many critics decided to design their own version of the hashtag T-shirt with a new slogan.

I've designed a #meninist T-Shirt of my own.

JamieDMJ@JamieDMJFollow

I've designed a #meninist T-Shirt of my own.

4:13 PM - 17 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Others have commented that the T-shirts make it easier for feminists to identify "meninists".

Handy! Arseholes make it easier to identify them. RT @NotAllBhas: *gets rejected by girl once*

Naomi Mc@NaomiMcFollow

Handy! Arseholes make it easier to identify them. RT @NotAllBhas: *gets rejected by girl once*

10:12 AM - 17 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

So while "meninist" clothing sales continue, we can expect that criticism about the men's rights movement won't be dying down any time soon.

I love the word #meninist. It cleverly combines the painful brain inflammation of "meningitis" with the doomed zeal of "Leninist".

Tom Freeman@SnoozeInBriefFollow

I love the word #meninist. It cleverly combines the painful brain inflammation of "meningitis" with the doomed zeal of "Leninist".

10:26 AM - 17 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite