I hadn’t wondered about this question at all — I just assumed feminist was synonymous with feminazi — but that just shows how much I know. I was very helpfully sent a cartoon to help me tell the difference.
So…the message I take home from this is that feminists are slender and conventionally pretty, while feminazis are fat, ugly, (uh-oh, so far I’m clearly a feminazi) and want to oppress men (whew! Off the hook!). This is a very strange distinction, since I suspect that the number of people who fit the feminazi definition are few and far between, and it means that the anti-feminists must really like Amanda Marcotte and Rebecca Watson.
I don’t think this is going to work.
But it did make me curious, and I went searching for other distinguishing characteristics, and bleeeargh, did Google vomit forth an amazing catalog of non-feminists scribbling imaginary enemies into cartoons. Here’s another example of a similar approach, which gets even weirder. Apparently, feminists bathe regularly, unlike feminazis, and also wear nice dresses and don’t use sarcasm.
As near as I can tell, this is from a bestiary of imaginary creatures.
It’s also from the pen of a charming man who is dedicated to
equal rights for EVERYBODY, which is why he drew this little image in support of the noble goals of #GamerGate.
That kind of summarizes what I hear from the #GamerGate goons all the time: they looooove equality, they just hate social justice and people who fight for social justice.