#HowToSpotAFeminist was created by radio host Doc Thompson and immediately generated a very negative, anti-feminist response on Twitter, with many jumping at the chance to tweet about how feminists are "fat" and "ugly".
#HowToSpotAFeminist - Usually fat & ugly, always inherently unlikeable, supremely hypocritical, snarky, annoying, deluded, intransigent.— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) May 5, 2015
Or have facial hair.
#HowtoSpotAFeminist Struggling at the side of the road to change a tire, in the pouring rain, refusing all 'male' help. Oh, & her beard.— Duncan Whitehead (@DuncanWhitehead) May 5, 2015
But, not letting the haters win, feminists everywhere have joined Avengers-style to jump on the hashtag and reclaim it in a positive and, quite frankly, rather glorious way.
#HowToSpotAFeminist *raises hand, waves at everyone*
We are everywhere.— Eve Vawter (@EveVawter) May 5, 2015
The definition "the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men." #HowToSpotAFeminist— KARIN PYRAK (@KPYRAK) May 6, 2015
#HowToSpotAFeminist anyone who doesn't want women to be stoned on the streets or have acid thrown on them (? ??)— zod △ (@zoedahms) May 6, 2015
#HowToSpotAFeminist They actually listen to others, are willing to hear alternative perspectives w/o resorting to cheap easy hashtag jokes.— Adam Mordecai (@advodude) May 5, 2015
#HowToSpotAFeminist She the one getting death and rape threats for being female having an opinion online.— She's Born With It? (@BornWithItCause) May 6, 2015
She's too busy running her life to notice your insults #HowToSpotAFeminist— Nanette Lepore (@nanettelepore) May 5, 2015
"Do you want equality?"
GOTCHA.May 5, 2015
#HowToSpotAFeminist Look in the mirror. Do you believe in equality for all people? If yes, congratulations! You have spotted a feminist.— The UnSlut Project (@UnSlutProject) May 5, 2015
This is why we love the internet.