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'Portlandia' Introduces The Dudes Who'll "Solve Feminism"

By Kristy Puchko | Videos | February 18, 2015 |

By Kristy Puchko | Videos | February 18, 2015 |

First Portlandia gave us dedicated but demented Womyn’s Rights activists Candace and Toni. Now, with season five kicking off, we meet a bunch of allies who are a bit off. Meet the self-righteous male feminists who commend themselves for their supportive takes on street harassment, being hair-coloblind, and using an airhorn as a sign of agreement.

Portlandia saves its sharpest barbs for the arrogant, privileged and oblivious. And much like Parks and Recreation recently lampooned the MRA movement, this clip is exploring what brands of social justice are really working against us.

Guys like those above I’ve taken to calling “brogressive,” in that they believe their feminism is on point and laudable. Then they stay stuff that makes you want to face palm and go, “Bro!” You know, like saying, “Let’s solve feminism” at an all male meeting.


Portlandia airs Thursdays at 10PM on IFC.

Kristy Puchko considers writing in the third person her own personal hell.

Kristy Puchko is the film editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.