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Yesterday afternoon, a totally real feminist who couldn’t possibly be a troll pretending to be a feminist, no way, took to Twitter to announce a bold new campaign to fight domestic violence and defeat patriarchy by encouraging feminists to give themselves black eyes, thus showing the patriarchy that, uh, women can punch themselves?
The name of the operation, I mean initiative: #FeministBlackOut.
In case you’re having a little trouble reading the text over the clouds there, I took the liberty of enhancing it a little:
Er, “doing onto?”
News of this totally real not fake at all plan quickly spread beyond Hannah’s three Twitter followers, and before long another totally real feminist started up a new but totally legit Twitter account to support #FeministBlackOut and share her own picture which was totally a picture of her for real and not just a picture of a woman with a black eye swiped from a story in the Mirror.
I’m sure her single Twitter follower was suitably enlightened.
Despite the fact that this was obviously a totally real feminist campaign and not, say, the least convincing attempt by channers to troll feminists ever, there were some who were skeptical:
I'd be willing to wager #FeministBlackOut is another production of /b/
— Kain Tepes (@KainTepes) March 6, 2016
How cynical do you have to be to assume that this campaign is anything other than completely legiti — hold on, what’s this?
next, channers are going to own feminists by putting their hands in a bowl of grapes and saying it's testicles pic.twitter.com/7QeYP2g0bS
— bonkers in yonkers 👨🏽🦳 (@jimpjorps) March 6, 2016
This post was … directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
H/T — @RS_Benedict, via @kaleparty