You may think you're oh-so-sensitive to "gender" issues, guys, but Feministing begs to differ:

Here are some of the quotes (from a comic that appeared on Facebook):

"As a professor of women's studies, I take great pleasure in emancipating and liberating thousands of impressionable young women every year, and every semester, I select one lucky student to sleep with me."

"Every time I make my move on a female colleague, I make sure to tell her how revolutionary my gender politics are."

"As a cis-gendered gay man, I understand the oppression of women and feel a special kinship with them, which is why I feel entitled to verbally abuse and say misogynist things to them."

"This is the comic I’ve been waiting for all my life," gushes Feministing columnist Dana Bolger.

What's hilarious is the weeping and gnashing of teeth–and also guilt-struck breast-beating–from those "male allies" who consider themselves to be the good guys ever checking their male privilege in the hope of pleasing the female feminists with whom they identify. Instead of a pat on the back, they get a slap in the face! Some anguished comments on Bolger's column from members of the not-so-fair sex:

So much about it is true and recognizable, but I immediately reject the implication (as I understood it) that this is what the whole field of male allies is like. But that would be awfully convenient for me, wouldn't it? Because I'm one of the good guys, aren't I? Well, if I really were, it probably wouldn't offend me. Now I just have to figure out which sensitive spot it managed to touch, before I over-rationalize it to make myself feel better.

I understand this is supposed to make fun of the guys that fail at feminism, but I'm not sure how shaming the guys, (and only guys), that are trying is considered funny at all. The male feminist needs support, like anyone. And really, isn't the whole point to create them?

I get, or at least I assume, that the intention of the comic is to identify some problematic behaviours and say "if you want to be a male feminist ally, don't do these things", i.e. that the point is to urge men to be better allies. (Which I completely support.) At the same time, what the comic literally says is that these are the things that male feminist allies do, and hence that the whole notion of the "male feminist ally" is bullshit.

There's a lesson to be learned here: You can't please a feminist, guys. So stop trying. People secretly despise weaklings, and feminists are no exception. Remember that most feminists already hate most men–so why should you be the exception?