Rule No. 1: The first rule of Feminist Fight Club is "You must talk about the Feminist Fight Club."
Oh, I see where this is going. The Feminist Fight Club is, somehow, a real thing that was started at Colorado State University.
Rule No. 2: You must talk about the Feminist Fight Club at CSU.
Rule No. 3: We fight patriarchy (and all forms of harassment, bullying, inequity, discrimination, -isms, and -phobias), not each other.
Yeah, of course they're here to fight the patriarchy.
Rule No. 4: Membership to the FFC means you've taken an oath to help and support women - all women – and those from historically marginalized groups.
Rule No. 5: The FFC is inclusive and non-hierarchical. Everyone's an equal fighter.
Wait. That seems to contradict rule number 4.
Rule No. 6: The fight is not over until we have achieved gender equity for all people.
I thought they were fighting the patriarchy?
Rule No. 7: No wallflowers. Everyone must fight!
The club is part of the university's Women & Gender Collaborative, and it comes with a painfully kitschy handbook, which includes definitions of things like bro-propriation, the (disproven) idea that:
Research shows that women are less likely to have their ideas correctly attributed to them, by both women and men. Have you ever had your idea credited to someone else, or witnessed this happen? What did you do? What would you do next time? What will you do to help someone else get the credit they deserve when you see a bropropriator in action?
There's also advice on "how to stop a Manterrupter," noting that:
Research shows that women are twice as likely to be interrupted when they speak, by both women and men, and more frequently if they are women of color. Practice interrupting an interrupter on behalf of your fellow woman, and vow to the group to call out this behavior next time you see it.
Something about all of this makes me doubt Rule No. 6: The fight is not over until we have achieved gender equity for all people.