WATCH: Brilliant Funny or Die Video on Insecure Sexist Men's Fear of Feminism

The comedy website Funny or Die has just delivered a hilarious video that uses the Peabody Award-winning show "Mr. Robot" as its parodic platform to deliver a scathing look at sexist hackers behind the screens.

In the video's intro, an awful conspiracy of power is described. And the guys who run it?

"Well. They actually aren't guys at all. They're women. And I think they're out to get me," is the dramatic whisper of a self-described "vigilante hacker" (played by Brad Gage). And that pretty much means all women.

Gage's character—let's call him Mr. Doxxer—is on a mission to "doxx" women who express feminist opinions publicly (see note* below if you don't know what doxxing is). Or who make up some "fake nerdgirl bullshit." Or who exist.

Mr. Doxxer goes on a mission to ruin the lives of strange women and exes everywhere in the name of being "able to talk about women's bodies without fear of being called a creep, or sexist," says the character spoofing the Christian Slater father figure character of "Mr. Robot."

When asked why all the harassment of women, Mr. Doxxer replies, "Because nobody ever talks about men's right anymore." Um, for good reason, dude.

It's a spot-on parody of "Mr. Robot" (which, if you aren't already watching, is must-see TV now in its second season), the original of which has nothing against feminism that I can tell (it passes the Bechdel test, for starters).

Watch the video on Funny or Die's website or YouTube:

*Doxxing, or doxing, if you're not familiar, is when malicious individuals publicly leak the private documents/information (address, phone number, nude photos, etc.) of someone they wish to shame, or even endanger.

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