KatieSingery, who used to work for Breitbart News, has been on the receiving end of a barrage of hate mail after being named as the poster child for anti-feminist “rebellious” feminist activists on a Tumblr blog.
Katie, who has since left the site, was targeted by an anonymous blogger after writing an article titled “Reclaim the Patriarchy and Stop the Rape Culture.”
In the article, she wrote, “The Patriarchy is in crisis.
The Left is in its last gasp.
It’s time to reclaim the word.”
She continued, “Reject the Patriarchies definition of masculinity and instead reclaim femininity.
Stop the rape culture.
Let feminism be heard.”
Katie’s post, titled “Women Can Be Women,” was published on Tumblr in May 2016, just weeks before the launch of the “Reboot the Patriarchs” Tumblr project.
The Tumblr blog is named after a popular Tumblr blog called Katie_Singery that focuses on discussing issues affecting women in the tech industry, including the Gamergate movement and anti-Trump protesters.
Katies post drew a barrage from misogynists who accused her of “faking feminism” and called her a “misogynist.”
A screenshot of her post was posted to Tumblr by the alt-right website Breitbart, which later removed the post.
Within a week, the hashtag #RebootThePatriarchies started trending on Twitter.
Several prominent personalities on the far-right online message board 4chan, including Alex Jones and Mike Cernovich, also retweeted the post, with many commenting on how much better the world would be if the word “feminism” was removed from its dictionary.
“What a joke,” Cernovic said in one of his recent comments on the post on 4chan.
“I can’t even believe that any women have even bothered to read that.
She wrote an article called ‘Reboot The Patriarchy’ and now people are trying to shame her for writing it.
It doesn’t even count if you’re a white man who’s writing about feminism.
What kind of a world would we be living in?”
KatieSongs Tumblr blog has since attracted nearly 1.3 million followers and she is now the subject of a wave of harassment online.
“Releasing that Tumblr was a huge success and I was one of the first ones to get paid for it was just amazing,” she said in an interview with Breitbart.
“And that made me really happy.
I’m really happy that it brought attention to this movement that I’m so passionate about.
I feel like I’m being empowered.”
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” she continued.
“It feels like a movement that is gaining traction in a really important way.
And it’s getting more and more people who are interested in what we’re saying, which is important to me because that’s what feminism is all about.
We want to make sure that it’s not just a few people who believe that women are the same as men, or that women should be treated the same way, but we want everyone to feel empowered and included.”
The hashtag #rebootthepatriarchys dictionary entry was removed on Thursday.
“If you were looking for a way to get a job or have a career, or any other sort of success, you need to know that you are not alone,” Katie said.
“There’s a lot of us out there, and it’s just a matter of us finding our voice.”
Katies new position as a “feminist activist” at Breitbart News has been welcomed by many feminists, including actress and writer Amy Schumer, who was a vocal critic of Breitbart News’ editor-in-chief Alex Marlow, who left the company in June 2017.
Schumer tweeted that she was “honored to have Katie as a friend and supporter.”
Schumer also praised Katie for her activism.
“Katie is an inspiration to me and to all women in tech and elsewhere,” she wrote.
“She is fearless, inspiring, and fearless in the face of the misogyny, bullying, and hate she’s received online.
She has proven to be a great friend of mine.
It will be a privilege to have her in my corner as we fight for equality and for our community.”