—Girl Writes What, in her video Feminism and the Disposable Male.
Karen Straughan (better known by her screen name, girlwriteswhat) is a Canadian men's rights activist, and divorced mother of three, who is most famous for her videos on YouTube. She also hosts a blog called Owning Your Shit. The primary focus of her work is how she thinks feminism has failed to address the discrimination faced by men in society (and, occasionally, has created new problems, or exacerbated existing problems) and therefore cannot be about equality. In short, she believes the current world we live in treats women like children and men like assholes. Her channel can be found here. Transcriptions of her videos and other articles by her can also be found here.
The Lad-ette: She claims to smoke like a chimney and drink like a fish, has short hair, and isn't afraid of using offensive language.
Non-Indicative Name: She's a middle-aged woman, not a girl, and she posts videos where she talks instead of writing (unless you count her blog).note She got her start posting on Reddit, which is where she assumed her moniker However, she titles her videos with exactly what she'll be talking about.
Precision F-Strike: Often used for emphasis on subjects she considers particularly jarring. Most notable in a video she made dealing with youtube users who unjustly flagged her videos, which she titled "You F***ing Cowards".
Pretty Butterflies: Used and subverted. The butterfly burns to death in the title credits.
Shout Out: A National Coalition For Men sticker is prominently displayed on her fridge in most of her videos. More generally, she mentions and make videos in reply/connection to other men's rights vloggers.
Stay in the Kitchen: Several commentators apparently have the need to point out that most of her videos take place in her kitchen. She is aware of this, naturally.
Comes Great Responsibility: She says that feminists and feminist organizations have abused their position of power, especially with regard to men's rights and maintains that this has created new gender inequalities and exacerbated existing problems that men face. She even provides examples of feminist organizations that she believes actively preventing others from attempting to solve problems that men face. The overarching theme of her very first video.
Date Rape: Deconstructed. She discusses the unfortunate legal situation that currently exists in some countries, where men - even though they, too, may be inebriated - are occasionally legally responsible for sex initiated during inebriation. She believes that both parties should be held accountable, and that both the man and the woman should be held individually responsible for their own sobriety and state of mind.
Just Fine Without You: Averted. It is an important premise of hers that men are vital to the functioning of society, and that if they are not commensurately rewarded for their service to that society they will abandon it. A society of only women will not last long.
Logic Bomb: Lampshaded by her in this video in which a group of people tear down men's rights posters (an act of censorship) and then proceed to claim that preventing them from tearing down posters constitutes an act of censorship.
These people believe that preventing them from doing censorship is doing censorship against them... (dumbfound silence) Up is Down. Black is White. Inside is Outside. Left is Right. And Censorship equals Free Speech.
Man Child: Discussed in a specific context in "Men not marrying. How deep does 'the problem' go?" She deconstructs the idea that men who don't want to marry are immature, and lays the blame instead at society's perception of men, divorce law, gender roles, and the power imbalance in modern relationships.
Mars and Venus Gender Contrast: She subscribes to this theory, after a fashion. Although she believes men and women are generally inherently different, she recognizes that gender is a spectrum and not a switch and that there are outliers.