A hugely popular, feminist satire website Reductress is probably the best thing that has happened for satire, especially with the world and reality being a bad satire of itself. If you aren’t familiar with their site, please do yourself a favor and go check them out right now. Reductress is pure joy with some incredibly talented women writing their hard hitting headlines and articles. Reductress is a satire website and for those who don’t understand *cough FB reviewers cough cough men cough cough* Satire is defined as:
“the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues”
Satire sites like The Onion, Clickhole, and Reductress are not news sites, they have never and will never ever claim to be real news or to be taken serious and/or literally, they are JOKES, their articles are written for the only purpose of making the reader laugh, that is all. And since current social issues are always going to be used in satire, and one of the biggest social issues today being the #MeToo and #TimesUP movement, Reductress did want they did best, wrote about it in a very accurate but hilarious point of view that many people both women and men enjoyed. Their new post titled “Report: They’re All Terrible” took on the current feeling that every day we’re all finding out another popular male celebrity is actually a monster in real life.
Sadly, when it comes to jokes it seems that FB has forgotten what they are all together and also that their own written rules claim to make space for exceptions for jokes and satire.