#HowToSpotAFeminist hashtag sparking intense Twitter debate: Read the best reactions

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It didn’t take long for #HowToSpotAFeminist to become more than just a viral sensation. In less than a week, the Twitter hashtag has gone from weapon to means of empowerment, and has begun a far-reaching debate about the meaning of feminism in the early 21st century.

In case you missed it: a few days ago, conservative radio host Doc Thompson, who helms a show called The Morning Blaze, sent out the following call to his followers:



Most of the responses were–dare we say it–predictable.  




Then, of course, feminists began to respond to Thompson’s call. Along with people who just love a good snark-fest.






As Jon Favreau can tell you, nothing on Twitter can stay secret for very long.

What do you, the viewers at home, think? Have you used the #HowToSpotAFeminist hashtag? Would you? Is this all much ado about nothing? Or a worthwhile debate for an important cause?  


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