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Tweets from totally real feminists supporting FEMCON2015, a totally real conference and not a 4chan scam

Seems legit
Seems legit

So over the weekend some enterprising 4channer decided to try to create some mayhem and make a few quick bucks by concocting a fake feminist conference, and selling tickets to it.

He — I’m pretty sure it was a he — headed to /b/ to round up some accomplices.

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The co-conspirators assembled in a TinyChat to work out the details of this brilliant scheme.

4chanfemcontinychatSpell

BE SURE TO SPELL FEMINIST CORRECTLY OR NOBODY WILL BELIEVE YOU.

Alas! Someone must have spelled feminist incorrectly, because as it turns out, no one did believe them, and word quickly spread on Twitter that FEMCON2015 was indeed a CON.

It didn’t exactly help that, their entire knowledge of feminism seemingly derived from antifeminist memess, none of the FEMCON2015 promoters had any idea what real feminists sound like, and the fake feminist Twitter accounts they set up were about as believable as Steve Buscemi’s undercover teenager on 30 Rock.

Here are some of the highlights from the would-be FEMCON artists’ brief careers on Twitter.

“Veronica” tweeted “her” first TOTALLY REAL HUGE FEMINIST comment at 2:12 (my time) Sunday afternoon.

Literally one minute later, “Jessica” here tweeted HER first TOTALLY REAL feminist comment.

Two minutes later, she tweeted about the TOTALLY REAL conference.

This TOTALLY REAL liberal showed how liberal “she” was with TOTALLY REAL liberal tweets like these:

https://twitter.com/ProgFembo/status/624684086720897024

https://twitter.com/ProgFembo/status/625034891491545088

Then followed up with a plug for FEMCON2015.

https://twitter.com/ProgFembo/status/625487206090715136

The OFFICIAL fake account of the fake conference — which has now apparently been banned — tried to whip up fake enthusiasm for the fake conference:

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Looking at @Femcon2015’s tweets last night, before the account vanished, I noticed “she” had 85 followers, pretty good for a brand-new non-celebrity account. Let’s see what some of these followers had to say!

This was Mr. Cockx’s only Tweet.

But some of @Femcon2015’s other followers tweet a bit more regularly. Like Claudia here:

claudia

 

This seems to be a popular topic amongst @Femcon2015’s followers.

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I crossed out the info, BTW.

There are more like this, but I think you get the idea.

SPECTACULAR SUCCESS, FELLAS!

H/T — r/GamerGhazi, Sari’s Whimsy, and @srhbutts

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Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
5 years ago

I get to post this for the second time in a week. They really need to get this false flag thing down better.

tooimpurenangel
5 years ago

They are worse at this than Zim was…

Pithy Pseudonym
5 years ago

I thought Prog Fembo was the bass player for Sigur Rós.

Boost
Boost
5 years ago

This actually had me laughing until my sides hurt.

What a bunch of morons.

akestra
5 years ago

>”be sure to spell feminist correctly”

>”@feminsitveronic”

>”feminsit.”

Sarah
Sarah
5 years ago

That “Typical Liberal” seems like lazy sockpuppeting. Throw every trope and stereotype regarding liberals, which exists in his fevered brain, onto the twitter, and hope some of it sticks somewhere.

AnAndrejaPejicBlog (@A_Pejic_Blog)

It took a whopping five minutes of digging around on this on Twitter for me to see the bullshit. “Veronica’s” photo was stolen from a dating site. There’s another Twitter account (Roslyn Ques @Roslyn_Xx) with just two tweets. Both are about FemCon2015, and both have positive replies from someone that goes by the name of Microsoft Incel. These guys couldn’t plan a second grade picnic.

Faint Praise
Faint Praise
5 years ago

Just to let you know: You don’t need to do whatever your boyfriend tells you to. You’re independent!

Ah yes. Cannot wait for 4chan’s operation to create sockpuppet astrophysicists twitter accounts (to rage about ShirtGate). Expecting tweets like, “Just to let you know, water freezes at both 32F and 0C! They’re the same temp!”

Actually I could have fun doing these all day.

“We’re developing precise measures for distance from Earth to Sun. Can’t be 1 AU, too coincidental. Fund science!”

hajiminion
5 years ago

I just loved that their Tumblr account copy/pasted something from a feminist business conference without changing it in any way. Totally the same thing as a fandom convention, amirite?

AnAndrejaPejicBlog (@A_Pejic_Blog)

@Faint Praise I like how @femfreq was thrown into that tweet randomly. Probably because Anita Sarkeesian is the only feminist that “Jessica” can name.

weirwoodtreehugger
5 years ago

They’re the internet version of this highly intelligent tea party protester.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2W7wjMp1QAw/TYvUquLksMI/AAAAAAAADM4/TwU3cKkLqOI/s400/moran.jpg

Moocow
Moocow
5 years ago

Foiled once again by their failure to understand, well, anything about feminism. And by their hilarious belief that they are some suuuuuper secret club that nobody knows about.

weirwoodtreehugger
5 years ago

Sarah,
A name like “typical liberal” kind of gives it away, doesn’t it?

Does anybody else find it funny that anti-feminists go on and on about fat and ugly feminists are, but when they sock puppet, they take pictures of conventionally attractive women for their avatars? Either they know feminists aren’t really hideous mutants and just call us ugly because that, to them is the ultimate insult. Or “ugly” women are so invisible to them that they can’t even find pictures of them to use.

katz
katz
5 years ago

Reenactment.

Paradoxical Intention
5 years ago

Moocow | July 27, 2015 at 6:38 pm
Foiled once again by their failure to understand, well, anything about feminism. And by their hilarious belief that they are some suuuuuper secret club that nobody knows about.

A super secret club that posts their plans to get those meanie feminists on a public internet board, and then gloats about their victory prematurely on that same board.

Paradoxical Intention
5 years ago

@katz

I feel an urge to gif that last bit where Miss Piggy is slamming her head against the desk.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago

http://i.imgur.com/SUGzc2Z.jpg

Hello, my name is Mr Nahc4, and I come from, uh… A Tumblr far away. Yes, that’ll do. Anyway, I say we invest our typical feminist money in FemCon2015 tickets!

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lugqy8y06x1qa6rsvo5_r1_1280.png

I like the way Nahc4 thinks.

banned@4chan.org
banned@4chan.org
5 years ago

I can’t wait for a compilation of Twitter accounts trying to build feminist credit by saying completely uncontroversial things that only the fringes of society disagree with, like “women should vote!”

Paradoxical Intention
5 years ago

Owait, lots of people beat me to it~

http://media2.giphy.com/media/g5S8jsJYpGBmo/giphy.gif

DworkinRulz
DworkinRulz
5 years ago

Super great article Mammoth Hunter! I dunno about you womyn but I am totes excited about the real Femcon15. If you want the deets on getting tix hit me up on Twitter @dworkinrulz. Don’t forget to enter the raffle! The winner gets a Planned Parenthood coupon book! How femnist is that?

Judas Peckerwood
Judas Peckerwood
5 years ago

D’oh!

Robjec
Robjec
5 years ago

@alestra
to be fair then did a good enough job in the spelling for me to not notice, but I’m deslsxic, so as long as most the letters are thereally I read it as right. I also spell women and woman as wemon and wamon alot. Not to mention normal words like jstu hte nad and so on. I don’t even get why they would make it an issue, unless it’s like hash tag reasons.

Anisky
5 years ago

They really are a parody of themselves, aren’t they?

And ridiculously inept. Hilariously inept, actually. It’s somewhat comforting.

Robjec
Robjec
5 years ago

@Faint Praise
I didn’t get the while shirt gate thing, he apologized and deemed to be deeply upset that he had hurt anyone. So I don’t really get why it still comes up ever.

@pi
idk why but they always think their public discussions of this won’t leak. But even when they do they don’t really care since use ally it is about attention (although this was just a scam for money so they might lol)

Ms A. Womyn
Ms A. Womyn
5 years ago

Hello, fellow lady persons.

The other day I was watching Sex in the City when it occurred to me that my womyn’s bra was flammable, so I burned it.

Take that patriarchy!

After that, I read article in feminist magazine by Sharon Osborn, whilst listening to famous feminist song I am a Broad, Hear Me Holler by well known woman singer.

Men are not as smart as they think, are they? Gay people are are moral superiors.

I then declined to clean my house. Health food is yummy, but I don’t cook. Social gaming 4 evar!

Yours, A Womyn (Ms)

PS, I’m between beta providers, so I’m a little short right now. Can anyone lend me twenty until payday, out of females solidarity?

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
5 years ago

Johanna Roberts
5 years ago

So.. their plan is… to be obvious and take money from feminists for a con that never existed until the unholy depths of 4chan spawned it? Those tweets are so obviously fakes but at least they’re a fun read. xD

“Yes, I am a completely normal woman of womanness!”

katz
katz
5 years ago

Their sockpuppet accounts are too funny. Jessica’s has “I ❤️ FEMINIST FREQUENCY!” in the bio. Veronica’s is @FeminsitVeronic (sic). This one has the female symbol as the account picture and two tweets, both about FemCon. And…those appear to be the only three they made. After that it’s all real people joking about the scam.

And their Tumblr only follows Tumbler and Anita Sarkeesian.

alaisvex
alaisvex
5 years ago

Guys…if you want your plan to trick people to succeed, don’t discuss it in public, and don’t be obvious parodies.

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
5 years ago

(BTW, the video was inspired by tooimpurenangel comment. Also I love Zom and wish I had the comic. uwu)

gelar
gelar
5 years ago

Dammit, Veronica! You had one job, and that was to spell “feminist” correctly.

spacelawn
5 years ago

“Hey girls, I’m a huge feminist, and I can’t believe I didn’t have a twitter! I’m assisting in the creation of FemCon2015 in NY atm”

This is so similar to that 30 rock clip it’s not even funny. Maybe the person who wrote this saw that clip and thought it was some convincing shit.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago

“Feminisit” makes me think of that time Aurini misspelled his own scam as “The Sarkeesien Effect.”

Shaenon
5 years ago

Oh my god, the complete screencaps of the tinychat: http://imgur.com/a/2e0kU

pigeonsquad_zom: What should i post for our first tumblr post?
thatguy: Femenists yadda yadda, our collective liberation, yadda yadda, we will meet in a safe space in X at Y time. Be there. Femcon2015.

Seems legit.

pigeonsquad_zom: I got the tumblr made
pigeonsquad_zom: we just need femenists following it

You had one job, 4channers. Not misspell “feminist.” ONE JOB.

More suggestions for totally legit feminist tweets:

27faggotscantstopme: no men unless they are trans
drfukker: We need to have a “NO CIS WHITE MEN” Policy, but also maybe not
27faggotscantstopme: like a separate QNA for people who think they are wolves or some shit

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Surely they don’t think feminists are the same thing as furries.” You think wrong. As one anon explains, “most feminist cunts participate in the kin shit.”

How did the feminists see through this scam? Probably some men helped them figure it out.

Shaenon
5 years ago

THIS CHATLOG IS THE BEST.

Oh, lord, they have to remind each other to make new Twitter accounts and not just post under their usual accounts. The feminists could catch on that drfukker and 27faggotscantstopme might not be on the level! They are so wily, those feminists!

Not a single one of them can set up a webpage (guys, guys, a blank Tumblr account is not a website) or draw a logo. One guy can’t figure out how to post on Tumblr, like, at all.

Their big plan is to trick feminists to go to a gay bar in Chelsea. Because a) a gay bar is the scariest place you can possibly go, and b) no feminists will Google the address and notice that it’s a place called Zack’s Dance Loft. The only person who questions this plan is a guy who thinks it’s a bad idea because Zack’s Dance Loft has a capacity of 100 people, and obviously their brilliant subterfuge will attract thousands of feminists.

Come to think of it, a gay bar in Chelsea sounds fun. Maybe I’ll go after all.

sarity85
sarity85
5 years ago

Sweet merciful hell, these socks made me laugh until I wheezed. x’D I bet they’re just plain puzzling over what went wrong.

And hey from my first post after setting up on WP at long last (previously posting under Sarity).

chaltab
chaltab
5 years ago

I like how @femfreq was thrown into that tweet randomly. Probably because Anita Sarkeesian is the only feminist that “Jessica” can name.

Oh that’s not it, or at least not the only reason. Read “Jessica”‘s message there. A common meme in the Channer/Gater/MRA sphere is that media critic Jonathan McIntosh (@radicalbytes, supposedly Anita Sarkeesian’s boyfriend though I’ve never seen any confirmation of that outside their own hit pieces on him) and that he basically controls her views and controls her and she essentially works for him.

In other words, that tweet to Sarkeesian is a not-so-subtle dig at her based on her supposed subservient relationship with @radicalbytes.

Paradoxical Intention
5 years ago

Just for giggles, have a kitten.
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Lam
Lam
5 years ago

Seriously, lol. If they really thought that feminists are all… Ehm.. “Hideous land whales” why didnt they choose pics to reflect that? Also, they didnt even try to make their profiles look real.. Like at all. Could they really think they were going to trick anyone?

I read all those liberal tweets in Velma’s voice DX

Bina
Bina
5 years ago

These bozos are so stupidly transparent that they are in fact transparently stupid.

Also, that kitteh is the cutest widdle fing I’ve seen all day. *LeSqueeeee*

Paradoxical Intention
5 years ago

If these guys knew anything about feminism, it’s always that “Kittens tame the angry feminist. But only for a little while, and only a little bit, depending on the severity of the situation.”

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
5 years ago

WITCH KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTEN.

Anisky
5 years ago

A common meme in the Channer/Gater/MRA sphere is that media critic Jonathan McIntosh (@radicalbytes, supposedly Anita Sarkeesian’s boyfriend though I’ve never seen any confirmation of that outside their own hit pieces on him) and that he basically controls her views and controls her and she essentially works for him.

In other words, that tweet to Sarkeesian is a not-so-subtle dig at her based on her supposed subservient relationship with @radicalbytes.

Ooh ooh don’t tell me! Ah, even though Sarkeesian is despicable and is totally wrong about everything, a woman still couldn’t do what she does because a woman couldn’t be important enough to get all that attention without being told what to do by a MAN.

Is that it? Did I get it right??

yutolia
yutolia
5 years ago

Wow, those tweets were hilarious. My jaw hurts from laughing! 😀

Luzbelitx - from my phone
Luzbelitx - from my phone
5 years ago

More of Mr Burns undercover operations because The Simpsons!
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/34/52/65/345265e729e72b096cd234b669df0c85.jpg

Anisky
5 years ago

LOL, their description on their Sellfy page:

“This is an opportunity for us to gather and tackle the critical issues on NOW’s agenda and shape the future of women’s rights. Additionally, this year’s conference will give NOW activists the opportunity to address our bylaws and organizational structure.”

How exciting! FEMCON2015! Panels on addressing bylaws! Organizational structure! NOW’s agenda! Even though we have said nowhere else that this is affiliated with NOW! AWESOME GOOD TIME! TONS OF FUN! Totally something to pay $50 on!

I mean, at least edit the damn thing and try to make it sound a little appealing?

Anisky
5 years ago

Also, I can’t help but wonder what they thought would happen if this was successful, and lots of women bought the tickets and just ended up at a gay bar? That they would magically not be arrested for fraud?

Anisky
5 years ago

“This is an opportunity for us to gather and tackle the critical issues facing women today and shape the future of women’s rights. Panel discussions with experts on a range of topics, such as Women and Social Media, Women in STEM, and The Top Feminist Movies of 2010-2015. Each convention pass comes with 2 free drink tickets.”

There. That took 3 minutes. It really wasn’t hard, guys. And I’m just some stoopid femenist who can’t do anything and has to rely on a MAN to do things FOR me. So if can do it in 3 minutes, you could do it better in, like, 30 seconds, right? 😀

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
5 years ago

@Anisky

They aren’t that smart. I’m surprised only one of them spelt feminist wrong.

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