via Buzzfeed

via Buzzfeed

After it was revealed that the divisive hashtag #EndFathersDay was an orchestrated attack by 4chan members pretending to be feminist of color, several outspoken Twitter users fought back, outing perpetrators who seem fueled by their hatred toward Black women.

According to Buzzfeed, the #EndFathersDay tag was just one piece of a larger movement, dubbed “Operation: Lollipop,” which was aimed at embarrassing Black women by hoping to cause division among feminists of color.

These fake users, comprised mostly of Men’s Rights Activists, assumed the identity of women of color to co-opt the conversations about feminism, racism, and sexism that Black women have been engaging in online.

From a now defunct Operation: Lollipop Tumblr account. Photo: Buzzfeed

From a now defunct Operation: Lollipop Tumblr account. Photo: Buzzfeed

Once Operation: Lollipop was exposed, Black Twitter users (and their allies) began outing possible trolls under the hashtag #YourSlipIsShowing.

User @sassycrass documented the #YourSlipIsShowing movement on Storify.

Though pretending to be a woman to harass other women is troubling enough, even more worrisome is the coordinated attack against Black women. The men of “Operation: Lollipop” that have assumed identities—some even of “sassy” Black women—show they don’t just hate women, but are particularly disturbed and loathsome of empowered, outspoken Black women.

Thankfully, Black women on Twitter are undeterred by this latest assault, fighting back vigorously while vowing to continuing to build diverse coalitions that will affect change.

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  • Ask_Me

    SMH….The Men’s Rights Activists I’ve run across are stupid. They aren’t bright at all. They come across as a cult of angry virgins rather than an informed organized group of individuals.

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    • Mr. Z

      “A cult of angry virgins”- I’m borrowing this if you don’t mind. lol.

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    • Alastair McTavish

      Isnt it ironic you call them a “cult of angry virgins” but if they called feminists a bunch of bitter sluts, you would find that offensive and demeaning?

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    • eve-audrey

      A tip for you: do not take it too personnally or people will think you feel targeted

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    • Ask_Me

      It comes across like a bad odor. You ever seen him around here before?

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    • eve-audrey

      No lol

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    • Ask_Me

      A hit dog will holler.

      Show me a group of Men Right’s Activists and I’ll show you what’s wrong with THEM. Do remember Elliot Rodgers was amongst this cult.

      Men Right’s Activists = losers who can’t get laid.

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    • Emma Greenfield

      Bye this space is not for you. Take your bony ass to Stromfront!

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    • Alastair McTavish

      The comments here show more ignorance and arrogance than I’ve ever seen on Stormfront. I’d be glad to leave, rot in peace

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    • Tanielle

      Angry virgin does not equal bitter slut unless in your opinion virgin is a derogatory word.

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    • D.J.

      I thought their solution to everything was “Marry an Asian woman!” Eh, anytime I think of the men’s rights movement, the first thing that comes to mind is “Why is there no white history month?” folks. My point is people with privilege can whine all they want but they have no actual struggle, so they get bored quickly. In post racial, “women run the world”,colorblind society,racism/misogyny is fun?

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    • edtastic

      Were you under the impression there were no black men in the Men’s Rights movment? White now black feminist are attacking Obama’s “My Brothers Keeper” program and black men have no reason to respect a feminist movment that would do that.

      Feminism allows white women to take up the role of lead victim where she can exploit social justice resources meant to help the underclasses by claiming she’s fighting the patriarchy no matter how much privileged she shares with he white brothers.

      Feminism is not a friend of black or white men nor does the focus on equality extend to helping them when their worse off than women. We can see that at #WhyWeCantWait.

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    • Tyrone362

      Women in the Western world have no actual struggle, which is why they have to attach themselves to other minorities to stay relevant. Girls in India who are being gangraped and hanged – they have a struggle. You don’t. Any woman who lives in a country like the US who thinks she’s “oppressed” just needs to grow the hell up, quite frankly.

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    • D.J.

      Sorry but men’s rights folks need to get over women having the right to work, vote and control our bodies in western society. Am I supposed to feel guilty that I don’t have to deal with a theocracy that inflicts violence on women and controls womens’ bodies like in India? Nope, I’m extremely grateful that the government is serious about the separation of church and state. Men created a great idea, maybe not to protect women ultimately, but the result is just the same. You also benefit from separation of church and state too.

      It still doesn’t change the fact that your a person of privilege who doesn’t understand the specific type of racism and misogyny Black women deal with, even though you read this site apparently. That’s cool, I also don’t get the obsession men’s rights folks have with “submissive women” and women choosing thugs/cool guys.

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    • tigerthelion

      I don’t think MRA have any issue with equal rights for women. for most part they’re egalitarians. the issues that MRAs discussed are issues family law, parenting, reproduction and domestic violence.most would classify themselves as anti-feminism and that’s because feminism isn’t all about equal rights for all.

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    • eve-audrey

      You know what? A woman will be “submissive” when a man proves himself being worthy of her submission, prove himself to be trust worthy.

      and i find that every fucking “man” who complains about women not being submissive is a boy in a man’s body who feels entitled to a woman’s submission just because he has a penis. I do not know why you guys do not understand this.

      As far as misogynoir goes yes black women face most misogyny from black men but quite frankly they face misogyny from every other race of men also. And no we are not “too busy” hating white men. If you were familiar with this site you would not be stating something that stupid.

      Self conciousness is a bitch my friend.

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    • edtastic

      Who is wants submissive women? They don’t want evil women who hate and abuse them for being male . That sort of thing is a problem and it comes from entitled attitudes like yours. Kindness isn’t negotiable.

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    • eve-audrey

      Oh really? What’s entitled about my comment?

      Boy bye

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    • Mr. Z

      I’m honestly intrigued by your comment. So i ask for your opinion on this:

      What makes a man worthy of a woman’s submission?

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    • eve-audrey

      Personnally i consider submission to be a gift you give to a man you trust. A man who makes it a point to be good husband and a good father. The man who thinks it’s his duty to lead his family on the right path.

      An emotionally and financially stable man because let’s be honest you do not have a family if can’t afford it. I am still young and still paving my way in life but i do not mean to be struggling with kids in the future.

      The man who takes engagement as seriously as i do. This man in my opinion has every right to expect submission from me.

      And if submission is a gift i can also take it back if my man becomes a bum. And contrary to popular belief not every woman wants a dirt rich man. I just want one who “has his sh*t together” as you say in america.

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    • edtastic

      You seem manipulative as hell. Men are better off seeking out a person who is as interested in being as nice to him as he is to her. Old school reciprocity and kindness does him a lot better than than all the mind games.

      In regard to finances, you have all these gender roles in your head where he ends up paying. You’re clearly self centered about everything here so you can’t imagine maybe other kinds of people might have a different arrangement. The old days are over but you might still find a sucker willing to be played. He won’t be a MRA.

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    • eve-audrey

      I actually believe in reciprocity. I dont believe in one way relationships so like i stated i don’t mind giving my best to a man who’s worth the effort.

      But you seem to have understood my comment well. Lol

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