Ironic sexism and misogyny

“Irony is, of course, the last vestige of modern crypto-misogyny: all those lazy stereotypes and hurtful put-downs are definitely a joke, right up until they aren’t, and clearly you need a man to tell you when and if you’re supposed to take sexism seriously.”


– Laurie Penny, from this article on the Manic Pixie Dream Girl Trope.