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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  • mdottwo

    African American women are the only women on earth who don’t stand in
    awe of white or black men. It is the reason white men fear them and it
    is the reason far too many black men, hate them.

    Black American women have a history of structuring and running the homes of
    this nation’s founders. Black women have suckled white presidents,
    governors, and senators. Black women have a history of working inside the homes of and being raped by practically every kind of ethnic white. They have
    had intimate association with the messy and sinister lives of white folk,
    and they have remained singularly unimpressed with white male authority.

    Historically, Black women have taught their daughters to not value anybody else’s
    life, especially white life, above their own; which is the source of
    black women being notoriously self-confident. Black women’s self-confidence
    makes black and white men uncomfortable; which leads to them to concocting insidious acts like those described here.

    Conversely, black men have been taught that every white man is their superior, and that every white woman is more desirable than the most beautiful black woman. Far too many black men have bought into this propaganda, and have grown to become the most vocal black misogynists (haters of black women). These betrayers of black women, encourage other men of all races and creeds to degrade and defame the image of black American women. They publically put black women down, and refuse to defend them when white men and other men also diminish the value Africana women.

    Black women’s collective will to not only survive but to triumph, enrages those who in their delusion, believe that they have the definitive authority to render African American women powerless. They resent black women’s collective rise like a phoenix from the ashes. They see black women, against all odds, gaining strides in all professions without their help, and wonder how could this be, considering all of the obstacles they have collectively placed in her collective paths.

    A recent study revealed that the identifiable group with the largest number of registered students in America’s colleges and universities is African American women. Black American women are phenomenal!

    • Tonididitonem

      Yassssssssss I agree!!!!

    • eve-audrey

      @ tyrone you are pathetic. How many african american women on welfare with 11 kids and a baby daddy do you know?

      You should care more about the dead beat white parents who raise useless people. When there will be none left then come back at us.

      I was almost having a bit of sympathy for your previous posts but now realize It is useless to be polite with people like you.

      Be gone troll.

    • edtastic

      So to summarize black women are great because they don’t respect white men or women while black men suck for looking up to white men and desiring white women.

      ” Far too many black men have bought into this propaganda, and have grown to become the most vocal black misogynists (haters of black women).”

      It’s possible that those black men picked up on the fact you don’t respect them and got angry. Just sayin…

      The black women’s collective will have sons and they’ll thik little of themselves if their mothers don’t respect men. I imagine that has happened in a generation or two. Such sons will resent black men and women and exhibit patters of self hatred.

      Those men will be what your daughters will have to choose from.

      A alternative would be mutual respect! The gender wars are incredibly destructive and for black people their down right stupid since neither even has anything to gain by them.

    • mdottwo

      You apparently have a reading comprehension problem. I never said black women don’t respect black men. I said, that black women don’t stand in awe of white or black men. In other words, black women don’t worship white or black men. I said, that black women have been historically taught not to value the lives of others over the value of their own lives. How does that translate into disrespect for black men? It translates into a source of black women’s self-respect, and their demand to be equal and operate in their own personal power; which is something you are incapable of understanding. Black American women’s history, makes us unique, and gives us a sober perspective that women of other identity groups don’t have. Black women’s courage, intelligence, and personal strength, are not threats to black men; they are assets.

      Apparently you believe that black women have to subjugate themselves at the feet of black men to be acceptable? I guarantee you, any woman who makes herself a doormat for men will get walked on. As Tad Martin of “All My Children” said,
      “You can’t reason with a doormat.”

      Most intelligent, self-confident men, want a capable, self-possessed, thinking woman with which to face the troubles of life. Those black men who want to blame black women for their shortcomings, should examine their own personal fears and self-loathing to find the true source of their limitations.

    • edtastic

      “Black women’s courage, intelligence, and personal strength, are not a threat to black men; they are assets.”

      There you go, the lack of black men straight out the white feminist women’s empowerment narrative but applied to men far worse off with have good cause to equally struggle with issues of self worth. The response from both sexes can be these brazen displays of egotistic posturing just like your piece.

      “Apparently you believe that black women have to subjugate themselves at the feet of black men to be acceptable? ”

      No, I think 70% of children born out of wedlock is unacceptable and this B.S you push feeds the mentality that got us there. Women have dominated the black family for generations but you still think the issue is their being subjugated to black men who are lucky if they can live in the same house with their children. So few do.

      Your fighting male dominance in a culture where males are not dominant. Black men are in a state of crisis but we have black women like you busy tearing them down to stroke your own egos. I don’t doubt for a minute there are black men doing the same to black women mostly in response to women like you.

      Feminist thought feeds a endless and counterproductive gender war black people can little afford to continue fighting. Black male pride and true self esteem is not so abundant they can withstand being torn down by everyone including their women. White men have fared better amid the onslaught because they had the position, income, and status to serve as a source of dignity. Many of these black men have nothing and you’d piss on them for it.

      “Most intelligent, self-confident men, want a capable, self-possessed woman with which to face the troubles of life.”

      They don’t get to be that way by having a culture where black women tear men down to boost their ego while they grow up in homes without respected adult men in the first place.

      “Those black men who want to blame black women for their shortcomings, should examine their own personal fears and self-loathing to find the true source of their limitations”

      Who came here to trash the opposite sex? When white people talk like this such as ‘Paul Ryan’ we reject it for diminishing black men. Then Black women comes along and it’s hooray for women power! No wonder so many men turn to the bottle or the blunt. I’m not blaming black women, I’m blaming contempt for men even among men themselves. You’re too busy feeding that out of foolish pride to do anything about it. Female chauvinism is not superior to male chauvinism. It’s the same shallow crap.

      Abusing men this way you do leads to self hate. Such people care little for themselves and less for others. A truly strong women can lead men out the darkness with love and compassion which a prior generations of women produced in abundance before they were taught to regard men as a threat.

      “The problem is fear. You can’t be master of your own destiny, if you have already relinquished your power others outside of your group.”

      Says the black women following the narrative of white feminism telling her that the most powerless, disadvantaged and broken men in America are out to subjugate them.”

    • mdottwo

      Your hostility towards black women is showing. You are so blinded by your sense of victimization that you can’t see or hear rational thought – it is you who is in charge of your manhood. If you don’t have it, it’s because you have lost it; black women didn’t take it away from you.

      “Women have dominated the black family for generations but you still
      think the issue is their being subjugated to black men who are lucky if
      they can live in the same house with their children.”

      You mean black women have been in charge of black families for generations, because black men have been abandoning black women and their families for generations. Then, like you, complain about black women being in-charge.

      I have never identified myself as a feminist, white or otherwise. Liberal Jewish east coast women, who founded the feminist movement, like Gloria Steinem, Susan Brownmiller, Gerda Lerner, Shulamuth Firestone, Kate Millett, Bella Abzug could not then, and neither can their predecessors now set the profile for my personal identity. I view life through my prism, and my experiences, and my history, and my personal power. You need to separate them and their agendas out of this conversation. They bear no impact here. My thoughts, attitudes and perspectives are indigenous to my life as an black woman, who lives squarely inside of African American culture in the US. No group of outside women can sic me upon black men. The fact that you think black women can be manipulated by white feminists proves that you know little, and understand less about the women you so mindlessly berate.

      “Abusing men this way you do leads to self hate. Such people care little for themselves and less for others.”

      Demanding that African American men own up their manhood, and be providers, protectors and promoters of African American women and children is not a culturally abusive act. It is a wise request rendered by black women that would force black men to join all the other men of the world who are keenly aware that their collective power is inextricably connected to their ability to police themselves, demand respect for their way of life, and the elevation of their own women and children. When men of any culture, do these things, they garner the respect, loyalty, love and honor of their women and children. They earn the right to lead. Their women and children speak well of them; the outside world will hear about their strength and will respect them. This type of power is not given to black men by black women. Black men will have to fight for and take their place at the table of the world order of men.

      Black male counter culture, is on trial here. Black male counter culture is sexually predatory. It is brutal and without conscious. Any group of men who refer to themselves as “players” (meaning that they play sexual games with the lives of women and children), who call one another “dog”(meaning they will have sex with any and everything then get up and walk away), who create a hip-hop generation that promotes music about sexual battery on black women; who brazenly before the world, call African American women “bitches, hoes, hoochie-mommas, etc., who degrade and devalues any black girl or woman darker than a brown paper bag, is most definitely and are without a doubt THE PROBLEM. No other male culture on earth has ever done/or is performing such despicable acts of cultural suicide. Reasonable, courageous black men will have to come together to end this black male cultural holocaust.

      Any group of men who defile, degrade, debase, devalue, reject then abandon their own women have targeted themselves for extinction.

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