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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  1. binks

    And water is wet…not surprising.

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