A few self-proclaimed “fmale feminists” are facing opposition in SA against starting their new feminist-focused anime club
Recently, SA was forced to not charter a club. The group, headed by Joseph Worlock, was an anime-inspired male feminist club and encountered heat from SA about their true intentions.
Worlock begun the club with his two friends, David Fasmann and Adam Lowe, after watching an episode of “Keijo!.” The anime focuses on a fictional sport, keijo, in which women try to push their opponent into the water, using only their breasts or butts. “Our friend’s roommate — he’s an athlete — saw Nozomi on the screen and called her stupid. Just because she’s a woman?,” he said. His phone lock screen was a fanart sketch of her, in lingerie, and after showing that off, he asked, “How could she be perceived as stupid?”
With that injustice in their minds, Worlock and co. organized their club. According to Lowe, the vice president, the club will serve to spread the “feminist gospel to the uneducated.” They plan to use animes to explore feminism.
SA, however, didn’t see eye-to-eye with the club. One female member, who wanted to preserve anonymity, said the major concern arose from seeing pictures of the club’s proposed meeting location. In addition, she and a few other female members worried about the club’s effectiveness.
The club plans to meet in the basement of Hardesty, which Worlock has retrofitted to suit his tastes. Several couches, a television and several computer workstations have been snuck down into the basement. Bod pillows, featuring anime girls of various states of undress and potentially sexual states, serve for other seating. Worlock argued the pillows demonstrate the club’s understanding of the unfair expectations of women. “Now any women allies won’t feel compelled to reach those standards,” he said.
Each computer was accompanied by a boob mousepad, where the supportive cushion were drawn as breasts. Fasmann hoped to buy more with SA money and distribute them across campus, to spread the word.
Besides the “uncomfortable” decor, the location may be illegal. Hardesty residents are not supposed to be in the basement, but Worlock said it felt the most comfortable.
SA refusing to charter them hasn’t deterred the group. Instead, Worlock said it best demonstrated how “the feminist agenda has been so polluted that it’s no longer appetising.” Without funding, it could be difficult to finance the club, but they hope bitcoin trading will help their cause.