Operation Lollipop. This does explain a fair amount of fuckery that I witnessed on Twitter. A tiny bit of that fuckery was directed at me in particular. It was easy enough at the time to see that the people in question were expressing views not representative of intersectional feminism, and generally failing at any type of feminism at all. But now I see where they really come from.
Not actual feminist
You all got the memo about #EndFathersDay fiasco, right – the phony “feminist” hashtag, seeded and spread by 4chan trolls, that aroused so much consternation on Twitter the other day, and that took in so many who’re already given to thinking the worst about feminism?
It would be nice if we could just dismiss this whole thing as trolls being trolls – no harm, no foul. But there’s a bit more to it than that.
For one thing, the troll campaign worked. At least on some people: While feminist writers quickly rushed in to point out that the whole thing was an antifeminist hoax, more than a few in the right-wing media were taken in utterly.
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