Can a fart be misogynist?

Top feminist academics that have respectable diverse doctorates from medieval art, 6th century English to Women’s Studies gathered at the University of Toronto meeting center to discuss if human flatulence could be sexist.

Ashleigh Ingle a proud feminist and an anarchist argued that because of patriarchal gender norms women were not allowed to release gas in public because of men’s unreal expectations of women to be clean and feminine. Furthermore she articulated that if a woman was to fart in the presence of a man and the man responded by farting louder than the woman, than that would be rape.Untitled-1

“By farting louder the man is using passive aggressive violence to position himself as dominant, this intimidates the woman to subconsciously not release as much flatulence and thus the woman fearing for her safety doesn’t fart as loud as a sign of submissiveness, this in turn contributes to rape culture and women being oppressed.”

Most women who experience #FartRape are too intimidated to report the sexual violence.

Most women who experience #FartRape are too intimidated to report the sexual violence.

The discussion boiled down to women’s bodies once again being controlled by society and women being told what to do.
Local activist Steph Guthrie a feminist advocate and community organizer who specialises in social media and interactive events proposed an online campaign to tackle this misogyny that “keeps women down and trapped in their own bodies. I just find it horrific that the patriarchy has been controlling women’s flatulence this whole time and we have just realised this now, it is time for feminist worldwide to re-educate women on how they are being discriminated against.

Guthrie’s twitter hash tag #FartRape has started to trend as women are taking control of their own bodies by naming and shaming men guilty of fart rape. Guthrie hopes the guilty men will be identified and then their workplace will be called up and their employer will be notified the type of person they are harboring in the workplace.


But Ingle argues that it simply isn’t enough, “Don’t tell women to fart louder tell men not to fart so loud” This is clear victim blaming and government should pass laws to make male farts above a certain decibel illegal to make human flatulence equal and not discriminate against women.

Unidentified Fart rapist. Image taken at  Wellesley subway station on unknown train line.

Unidentified Fart rapist. Feminist are warning any women on the Wellesley subway station to be on the lookout for this man

Science advocates have argued that because of sexual dimorphism men are larger, need a higher protein intake and thus can relieve more flatulence, but the speakers at the conference were adamant that it was a socially constructed gender norm that oppressed women to the point that they physically do not release equal amounts of gas as men.


171 thoughts on “Can a fart be misogynist?

  1. Wow what a load of shit. As a woman I am offended by this. A fart is a fart. Weather you are a man or a woman we fart. Some people have different flora in their intestinal tracts and ingest more air then others which will cause louder farts. You went full potato on this one

    I do not need Feminism because
    I am a strong independent HUMAN
    I will NOT demonize my son because of his sex
    I love the men who have raised me and the man who is raising my children
    I love my son for his gentle kind soul
    Most feminist I meet are the biggest bunch of hypocrites I know. You want to stop dividing the world then bring down feminism.

    • If this is all that feminists have to talk about, then I thank my father for teaching me how to be a real woman. With the world going crazy, with all of the real, true, actual problem that women of the world are experiencing, this is an actual topic for discussion. After I stopped laighing and picked myself up off of the floor I actually got angry. Just reading this childish speech sickens me. women are being sold on the village square again in muslim countries. Girls as young as 9 are being married to old men in islamic countries, womens’ genetalia are being mutilated so that they cannot ever have an orgasm, and this is the topic. american, Canadian. and European women are spoiled. They are so spoiled that feminists are creating false anger and childish issues to be angry about. A real, honest to God, fearless, brave woman is one who will try to solve real problems not a child who has to hate men because they have gas. I do not understand feminists who behave so assinine but I am thankful everyday that my father taught me how to be a woman and not a whinning , mewling childish brat.

      • You are so right & I could have said it better, this is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard of. I was raised to appreciate the differences between men & woman & to take joy in who I was as a girl & a woman. I had three brothers & one sister, my dad had two brothers so I was around my uncles a lot & I have five sons, with two daughters thrown in. Never have I felt oppressed by anyone & never have I felt #fartraped, in fact I’ve probably done a little fart raping myself, if that’s what they are calling it., I was encouraged in every way, socially, mentally, emotionally & spiritually. I agree the Muslim culture is so oppressive towards women, people are hiding their heads in the sand & if you speak up about it, for some reason it doesn’t apply, it’s not politically correct. LOL, I love how you put it, spoiled feminists, who are whining, mewling childish brats, bravo!

      • Dear Ms. Smith:

        I was taught that flactuating in public, weather yuu are male or female is a sign of rudeness. Gender has nothing to do with it.

        As for everything else you have to say, I agree whole heartedly with your comments. Some people really need to get a life. Surely, Ms. Ingle has learned more than this in University. Put simply her arguments are not even worth listening to or printing, but if it gives her some sense of relief to get this ” terribly important issue addressed in a public forum, than who am I to judge!

        Kindest regards,

        Thomas Pratt

      • Kim I could NOT have said it better, so I second your response. Lets wake up to real issues that women face and thank both the women and men trying to do something about them. This article is the height of ridiculousness.

      • lol i agree but why bring islam into it. that sitcan happen in christian countries. maybe 3rd world or developing not a dick move like that

      • No, thank your father for teaching you how to be evidence of our gullible culture, in which people believe everything they read, even on the Internet.

      • Don’t be silly. Everyone knows that marrying children against their will to elderly gentlemen is perfectly acceptable. Provided that a man does not fart in their presence.

      • Women’s genitalia aren’t being “mutilated” without their consent. It is part of ancient community rituals that symbolize their coming of age and it is a procedure that most women actually want done. So next time you decide to jump all over an obviously satirical piece of writing, at least be knowledgeable.

  2. What about a man’s diet? Some men require a high fiber diet to stay healthy, and a man’s meals can affect his flatulence. Rape is sex without consent. So, it is physically impossible to rape or be raped by someone’s gass. Saying that ” women can’t/shouldn’t fart” is merely a superstition, just like saying that ” men are always stronger than women” some men have birth defects and mental illnesses that make them physical and/or intellectually weaker than women. So the superstition then women base feminism off of is false.

    Jaye, a newly anti-feminist

    • It’s funny that you had to go to the extent of saying that a guy can only be weaker than a woman if he’s blabbling and drooling all over himself in a wheelchair. LMAO

  3. seriously? fart rape? i grew up around guys. i usually win. just saying. even the one i’m married to tells me i burp and fart like a man. is that a good thing? fart rape? really? have we lost things to be concerned about?

    • I thank you for the confession Bevy. Male fart rape exists too. I had a girlfriend who farted louder than me on multiple occasions (I can’t remember how many times, I try to block it out). It took many years before I could truly come to terms.. I still find it very difficult to talk about

  4. Maybe I misread. Did a woman who calls herself an anarchist really call for laws against loud manfarts? Does she know what an anarchist is?

    Though I suppose if “rape” is defined as “whatever she wants it to be” she can call herself a gray alien and I’ll just have to play along.

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  6. They need to get a clue. Work on real issues, the homeless, the hungrey, the elderly, the chronic diseased. This is just as ridiculous as blaming everything on race issues. If you don’t like men don’t play with them PERIOD!!! I worked construction for Many years some jobs I am the only female. Yes there are jerks, there are also jerks in retail sales. Deal with it like a grown up and go on. I have, and do.

    • Exactly, we had a discussion about this today, my sons & daughter-in-law, this is so abhorrent, these people need to get a life, like someone else said in another comment. This is absolutely an affront to real rape victims & real sexual abuse, these people need to grow up. What’s even worse, there’s men on board advocating this stuff!

  7. This is offensive to rape survivors. How dare you compare a fart to a violent sexual assault. People like you do nothing but make rape a joke. A real rape is a brutal and violent attack on a person’s body and mind. A fart is just a fart.

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  9. “Unidentified Fart rapist. Feminist are warning any women on the Wellesley subway station to be on the lookout for this man,,,”

    Oh i am sure they will sniff him out.

  10. I’d really like to know what “respected feminist scholars” are contributing to this ridiculous argument. This is both utterly trivial, and needlessly political. If you want to fart, fart. Farting is not voluntary it is a bodily reaction. This trivializes rape and contributes to an image of feminism as obsessed with victimization. I’m a feminist scholar and I am disgusted by this (not by farting, but by the idea of fart rape). Further, the fact that so-called feminist scholars would trivialize rape in such a way is infuriating. This is garbage and does not deserve to be taken seriously.

    • No one takes this seriously.
      Bullshit cries for attention like these are precisely why no takes the current state of feminism seriously any more either.
      Next time I’m sitting next to women who farts very silently, but smells so bad it clears the room, should I call the cops and claim that she’s raped me?

      The concept of “fart rape” has created more noise and smells worse than the most rancid of flatulences.
      Therefore Steph Guthrie, Ashley Ingle, along with the other subhuman rapists all over the planet deserve to share the same fate.

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  12. If this is satire on the absolute lunacy of some of the unhinged ideology of certain feminist groups, all I can say is kudos. Some of them really are this fanatically stupid. On the off chance this isn’t satire…God help us. I don’t think socialization or oppression has anything to do with the natural and innate differences between men and women. It’s really not something anyone needs to contemplate too extensively because it’s an exercise in futility. Men and women are simply different. Always have been, always will be. No need to further pussify the American male any more than they already have been and no need to try and create a society of farting, belching, iron pumping, high-fiving, butch women. We’re all doing just fine the way nature made us. Get over it. As far as farts…I guess I’m old fashioned. I don’t drop ass around men or women, (especially not around women) simply because I think it’s rude and it doesn’t really fit my low key personality. But at the end of the day…who really gives a flying f*ck? Let er rip.
    Oh and by the way, if a woman does something “womanly”, like fix her hair or puts on lipstick, or wears 6 inch heals, does that mean she is expressing her womanly dominance and has just psychologically raped me? We need an inquiry because I think I might be offended by such thoughtless behavior.

  13. If you don’t laugh you’ll cry. This woman teaches children!!! Funniest/saddest thing I’ve seen in ages.

    In all seriousness though in this day and age is there a need for feminism? I mean, its largely accepted in civilised society that we are all equal and anyone who disagrees is usually put in their place, we have laws that stop anyone (gender, race, creed) being treated unequally so what is this all about? Also fart rape sounds like one of those internet crazes you know that last a month or so, I might start going up to strangers putting their face at my ass and squeezing one out – Fart Rape! Not to women though, don’t want to step on any toes so to speak.

  14. You people are fucking crazy. I’m so glad I live in a country with no feminism. I would beat down and shame every fucking feminist on this planet. So help me Darth Vader! :))) #damncunts

  15. Shit. All these years I thought it was because I ate too much chilli or the like. Who knew? Now I have I have decades of covert aggression to repent for. Thi
    nk I’ll just buy a cork.
    I’m just be damn thankful that I didnt marry Prof Charlotte Allen. She probably requires her bed mate to wear a reverse Cpac machine plugged in to the opposition end of his (or her) body !

  16. This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard! I read this & laughed & laughed, then shared it with others & we had a good laugh too, then we thought, “hey wait a minute, this isn’t really funny, these people are actually believing this stuff!” I was raised with brothers & one sister, had lots of uncles & also have five boys of my own along with two girls. I think I can out fart the whole slew, LOL & I think they would tell you the same! I think that debunks your theory already! What’s worse they’ve actually got men on board that believe the same thing & are going to start this embarrassing campaign through social media & even get employers & the criminal justice system involved? Already we have too much CJ on the look out for things that should be handled in a social context, but men using farts to force woman to be submissive, actually called #rapefarts now? What is this world coming too, we are seeing people beheaded, the radical Muslim movement is out of control & even at it’s best is the worst misogynist movement, haters of woman, with all they do to treat women like cattle, sex slaves, etc. Wake up you nazi-femminists & get on board with REAL issues, make a difference in your world, stop wasting time & money to find yet another reason to HATE men. I think it’s actually called man rape!

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  18. This article was an exercise in lunacy. The people who attended this conference and spewed out this BS need to give their heads a shake and stop trying to find other avenues to justify their existence and/or purposes in life.

  19. What if she farts lounder but mine stinks more ? I am raping her or it is better if i will be the gentleman and blame her for the smell so she gets a double combo?

  20. Dear my grade five class, I raped you all repeatedly with my manly dominance. I must make reparations to you all.

  21. Please tell me this is all a joke. Please tell me this isn’t actually happening. Being from another planet doesn’t help. I’m leaving. Forget the peace treaty. Humanity is too stupid to be negotiated with. Goodbye.

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