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A bingo card in online feminist discussion is a square (usually 5×5, with the centre square being free space) of oft-seen catchphrases, actions, or ideas signalling typical anti-feminist (or racist, ableist, etc) arguments or attitude.

Contents

  • 1 Usage and interpretation
  • 2 Bingo cards relating to Geek Feminism Wiki’s mission
  • 3 Anti-feminist bingos
  • 4 Geek feminist/online culture bingos
  • 5 Assorted bingos related to feminism and sexism
    • 5.1 Other bingos and lists of bingo cards

Usage and interpretation

Generally speaking, meeting one square on a bingo card is not necessarily a sign of a problem, but meeting several either in one comment or when explaining your position over several comments, is considered a sign of either a concern troll or allies who need more feminism 101 background reading or a privilege check. In theory one would play bingo with them, ie, checking off spaces as they’re met, and wait for someone’s arguments to match an entire row or column–in practice they act as more of a checklist, and actual bingos and especially multiple bingos coincide with a mostly full card.

The cards may be derived from the idea of buzzword bingo in geek circles, in which bingo cards are made for corporate-speak (“synergise”, “human resources”, “re-deploy”) and geeks in a meeting wait to see who is first to get bingo on a row or column.

Bingo cards relating to Geek Feminism Wiki’s mission

Example of a bingo card of excuses for sexist jokes.

Anti-feminist bingos

Feminists including Lauredhel have assembled anti-feminist bingo cards listing some of the common rhetorics used to dismiss, deny, and derail feminist conversation:

A bingo card in online feminist discussion is a square (usually 5×5, with the centre square being free space) of oft-seen catchphrases, actions, or ideas signalling typical anti-feminist (or racist, ableist, etc) arguments or attitude. 1 Usage and interpretation 2 Bingo cards relating to Geek…

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