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Channers unveil plan to dupe feminists into protesting domestic violence by hitting themselves

This also seems totally legit
This also seems totally legit

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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.

 

Seems legit.
I blurred out the faces on the off chance this post wasn’t totally 100% legit.

In case you’re having a little trouble reading the text over the clouds there, I took the liberty of enhancing it a little:

feministblackout_phixr
Flawless STEM logic

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.

fembkack2
Yes, I blurred this one out too.

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:

How cynical do you have to be to assume that this campaign is anything other than completely legiti — hold on, what’s this?

This post was … directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

H/T — @RS_Benedict, via @kaleparty

 

 

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Makroth
Makroth
4 years ago

4chan uses a wordfilter for certain words. Someone on Twitter said that ”cuck” get replaced with ”stallion”.

And it seems a large part of 4chan is too stupid to do any real harm.

opposablethumbs
opposablethumbs
4 years ago

@Alan
Floreat St. custard’s!

Tara the Antisocial Social Worker
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker
4 years ago

@buttercup

Every so often I’ll run across someone holding up some study that claims GLBT people are on average wealthier than straight people, and therefore can’t be oppressed. (All it actually proves is that people who are financially secure are more likely to feel safe coming out, especially a couple of decades ago when these “studies” kept popping up.)

I always ask them: “Does being gay make you rich, or does being rich make you gay? Just to be on the safe side, those of you who want to stay straight should send me all your money.”

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
4 years ago

Every so often I’ll run across someone holding up some study that claims GLBT people are on average wealthier than straight people, and therefore can’t be oppressed.

Wait. How would that fit in with the statistics on LGBT+ homelessness? And then there’s the fact that sitcoms aren’t real…

Orion
Orion
4 years ago

@SFHC,

Both could be true. Just means they have a flatter wealth curve.

It makes a lot of sense to me to think that gay men would on average end up fairly wealthy. If they get married/partnered, they have two male incomes. Plus, they have fewer children on average, and children chew up wealth like you wouldn’t believe.

Higher risk of poverty and homeless don’t necessarily have to mean a lower arithmetic mean wealth.

guy
guy
4 years ago

The stats are almost certainly for openly gay people, and wealthier people feel safer coming out, skewing the numbers upward. And the arithmetic mean doesn’t necessarily tell you anything meaningful even about the group studied; you can get the same mean from a classic bell curve or from 90% being below the mean and the remaining 10% being very far above.

sbel
sbel
4 years ago

@darkstatistic

I thought Mother’s Day was in May. Then again, I’m on a different continent. Is this like Canadian Thanksgiving vs American Thanksgiving?

Yeah, basically. http://satwcomic.com/mother-s-day

Razwick
Razwick
4 years ago

The thigh gap thing?

I am intrigued, anyone care to explain/have a relevant link?

katz
4 years ago

While I love the idea of seeing what Channers can be duped into doing, I’d be afraid to touch anything they sent me.

mockingbird
mockingbird
4 years ago

@darkstatistic –

I thought Mother’s Day was in May. Then again, I’m on a different continent. Is this like Canadian Thanksgiving vs American Thanksgiving?

I think this is Brit / Aussie (?) Mother’s Day vs US / (Canadian?) Mother’s Day.

Here in the US, we wait until the flowers really get going (mid-May) for Mother’s Day 😀
That way our 3-year-olds can pick a handful of buttercups as presents and destroy us with cute.


Oh, and if any 4channers wanted to send me a gaming-class laptop to mock the fact that I’m a console gamer and/or the “fact” that I’m female and so obvs don’t actually game, they totally should.

That’d really show me.

I also totally wouldn’t think of doing a clean wipe, so any malicious code they snuck on would merrily churn away.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
4 years ago

@mockingbird

Aussie Mother’s Day is in May. ^^;

mockingbird
mockingbird
4 years ago

@Makroth – For real?
Also, my autocorrect thinks you should he named Makoto.
It was quite insistent.

@Razwick – As confused as you.

@Aussies and Canadians (edit: especially SFHC 😉 ) after reading sbel’s link: AW, C’MON!
You were always Mom’s favorite!
Couldn’t you at least celebrate Mother’s Day on the day she wants?
(We, on the other hand, have been her Awful Child for quite some time, so a 2 month late celebration is in keeping with tradition.)

weirwoodtreehugger
4 years ago

A thigh gap is when a woman’s thighs do not touch together and there is a space between them. 4chan set out to create a campaign to make the thigh gap trendy and something a woman needs in order to not be considered fat and they were pretty successful. It worked because a lot of women already worry about the size of their thighs. Beauty standards are already arbitrary but rigid and almost impossible to achieve.

Their other attempts at creating fake movements have been less successful because they’ve involved straw feminist assumptions. Feminists didn’t fall for end Father’s day because we don’t hate fathers. We didn’t fall for free bleeding because while ending the shame surrounding menstruation would be a great thing, most of us are like everyone else in not wanting to neglect basic hygiene. Instead of preying on a very real insecurity, they’re just wanking about stupid stereotypes.

I don’t even know what they were trying to do with this one because it doesn’t make sense even if you think feminists are all like the straw feminist that misogynists have made up.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
4 years ago

It makes sense if you’ve convinced yourselves that women aren’t actually human beings, but some kind of alien creature with dog-level intelligence.

I base this on what we’ve seen them documented to say about women. It’s not even an exaggeration of what they believe.

Kat
Kat
4 years ago

I’d feel awfully oppressed if channers sent me gift cards to movie theaters, department stores, and such.

Skiriki
Skiriki
4 years ago

I’d like to get oppressed by kitty toys and kitty supplies like bags of clumping microsand and non-grain almost full meat kitty food. Especially those plastic tunnel-toys where you can put food or a ball rolling. Or those canvas tunnels for scooting around.

Verily, I’d be TOTALLY oppressed by that.

Can we get that oppression going, MRAs and channers?

kupo
kupo
4 years ago

Wait, 4chan started that BS? Every time I think it’s not possible to feel more disgust for them, I’m proven wrong.

epitome of incomprehensibility

Re regional differences in date of Mother’s Day: I was scared for a moment there! I thought I’d forgotten it. But since it’s stereotypically men and not women who forget important dates, I must be unfeminine and thus terrible. 🙂

I’d also be really oppressed by a vacation right now, but I don’t think it’s possible to send a vacation.

How about chocolate. Dark mint chocolate. I could definitely be oppressed by that.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
4 years ago

There’d be nothing more oppressive than a top-of-the-line laptop with Fallout 4 preinstalled. I’d fall to my knees and cry to the uncaring heavens, “Feminism has been thwarted forever! Or at least until I’ve created my character. Same thing, really.”

LindsayIrene
4 years ago

The thigh-gap ideal may have been spread around the internet by 4chan, but it goes back a ways. I remember reading a memoir set in the twenties where the writer went through a teen-aged phase of wearing a scarf tied elaborately around her waist when she wore a bathing suit. She had the scarf ends hanging down in both the front and back to hide the fact that there was no space between her thighs. She had read in a women’s magazine that a good pair of legs only touch at the knees, mid-calf, and the ankles.

(I read this when I was a teen, and promptly became self-conscious about my overlapping thighs.)

Bryce
Bryce
4 years ago

They managed to fool a few right wingers over at Fox and Friends and National Review (#EndFathersDay hoax). Hilarious If that were the extent of it. Unfortunately Fox has a rather sizeable, one might say, gullible audience.

booburry
booburry
4 years ago

Makroth, I really disagree.

Gamergate largely started on 4chan before getting the boot. They released Zoe’s (probably other, I’m almost positive) address and phone number to the masses. She is still dealing with the fallout of that to this day. There have been murders vaguely connected with 4chan. Even without those examples they are responsible for so much harassment that acting like they’re not a problem is on part with telling harassment victims to “just get off the internet”.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
4 years ago

@booburry

I’d say directly connected, rather than vaguely. The Umpqua College shooter learned his hatred there, posted his plans there and was egged on by other posters there. I’m still slightly disgusted that they weren’t shut down* for it.

Otherwise, agreed.

*”FREEZE PEACH ABLOO BLOO BLOO!” Nope. Murder is not speech.

Zatar
Zatar
4 years ago

Notice how they don’t only want the women to give themselves black eyes, but also there significant others. Significant others that they specifically are male. MRA’s talk a good game about how feminists supposedly ignore male victims of domestic violence, but when they think no one is watching they not only don’t care about them, they actively encourage there abuse.

Mrs. B
Mrs. B
4 years ago

Significant others that they specifically are male.

So it can conveniently be videoed and promptly be uploaded on YouTube, dontcha know.

Sheila Crosby
4 years ago

Would 4chan like to oppress me with books please? Specially science and SF that my poor ladybrains can’t cope with? Quantum physics would be best.

Banananana dakry
Banananana dakry
4 years ago

I want them to oppress me with fish tanks. New ones would be really awful.

mockingbird
mockingbird
4 years ago

Another OT link, but I’m putting it on this thread because it’s the most…on topicy.
Er, yeah.

https://1in6.org/2016/03/mariska-hargitay-courteney-cox-and-more-star-in-psa-about-male-survivors-of-sexual-abuse/

^ If the manosphere would like to move beyond circle jerki…er, “internet advocacy”, they could support / finance something like this.

You know – something that actually helps men and boys.

Tragedy of the Commas
Tragedy of the Commas
4 years ago

It reminds me of that woman several years ago who went to the police, claiming she had been mugged by a black man who saw her McCain bumper sticker, knocked her down, and carved a “B” for “Barack Obama” into her face. Except that the “B” was backwards. She did it to herself in a mirror, and forgot to reverse it.

Want to hear a sad story? I can recall several classmates in one of my uni classes talking about this story back in 2008. All Republicans, they were aghast by such a nasty thing. They believed it showed Obama and his supporters for who they really were. When it was pointed out that the police had reported it was all a hoax, one of them countered with, “You can’t fake something like that!”

More importantly than the Obama connection, it was a story about a white person assaulted by a black man. Of course there were white people who believed it even after it was proven to be fake.

Redsilkphoenix
Redsilkphoenix
4 years ago

Am I the only one getting a flashback to the Robin William’s movie The World According to Garp? Specifically that ‘femenist’ group that decided to show support for a young rape victim that had her tounge cut out to keep her from talking about her attack by having their own tounges cut out? Because that’s what this Twitter thing reminded me of.

Xanthë
4 years ago

(This is a heads-up for David for the next couple of days.)

One failed 4chan hashtag campaign ends, and another is mooted to begin. The next one is apparently designed to celebrate Lauren Southern having access to her Twitter account again after it being suspended, and has the highly imaginative hashtag “#TheTriggering” (also #TheTriggering2016, and #LaurenSouthern). An archive.is page describes the general format: http://archive.is/2nHyJ

Apparently they’re planning to target some feminists on the basis of having disclosed a mental illness, or specific triggers for PTSD, by posting the most vile and offensive content they can think of, while remaining within the law. Charming as ever…

kupo
kupo
4 years ago

@Xanthë

Gross. I hope they don’t cause anyone any harm.

sparkalipoo
sparkalipoo
4 years ago

@Redsilkphoenix

well, John Irving, the author of the World According to Garp, was a pre-internet anti-feminist so he is coming from the same line of thinking of these dunderheads