On this week’s episode of Portlandia, they made fun of male feminists. A guy with no job who does nothing around the house and wife is a breadwinner discovers that he’s a male feminist because he’s taking on the traditional female role. It’s broken up into 3 segments starting at 02:08 and continuing at 10:04 and 19:16:
I recommend watching the whole thing. The segment about all the alternate sexualities you can come up with for Coming Out Day is hilarious and so is the segment where an actress gets advice from the Feminist Bookstore women. And the Feminist Bookstore segment merges into the last male feminist segment so you need to watch it to know what’s going on.
What I really liked about how Portlandia made fun of male feminists is how it made fun (probably unintentionally) of both male feminists and stay at home women. The guy discovers that he’s a male feminist because he’s taken on the traditional female role, and his wife has taken on the traditional male role. However, the guy doesn’t do any cleaning or cooking. They have a maid, and the wife ends up doing the cooking. That’s a very interesting way of slamming women for being feminist, but also wanting to stay at home and not do any housework either.
The last segment was good too. The guy (along with some other male feminists) annoy some people in a movie theater, and neither men nor women are interested in what they have to say. I won’t spoil what happens to the guy (and the other male feminists), but you will appreciate it.