Earlier this week, the Internet was all aflutter with news of the latest feminist hashtag. #UnfollowAMan is a (questionably executed) satirical movement created by Buzzfeed staffer Katie Notopoulos and the premise is simple: Unfollow a man — or in Notopoulos’s case, all men — on Twitter. She writes that after doing some research about her typical Twitter actions she was horrified to learn that she was “using it like a locker room where jocular masculine sick burns are doled out each minute like 140-character towel snaps.”
So, she went on what she calls “a digital man cleanse.”
Of course, there’s an obvious argument to be made that this is exactly the kind of feminist extremism that has men and women tweeting with the #WomenAgainstFeminism hashtag. There’s a deep conversation happening on social media about the next phase of modern feminism and it’s worth exploring and discussing at length.
But this post isn’t really about that.
This post is about the types of men* you should weed out of your life — or at the very least, your Twitter feed.
*It’s possible that there may be women who fall into these categories. I say unfollow them too!
Below, 10 archetypes illustrated by tweets inspired by actual tweets.
Have other men to unfollow? Tell @errrica on Twitter.