#EndFathersDay: Trolls being trolls, or “black propaganda” designed to tear apart feminism?

Just wanted to pass this on, help debunk the latest bit of misogynist misinformation.
A particularly interesting quote in the comments that I don’t want you to miss:
“(Right-wing people) seem to think calling someone “racist” or “sexist” is meant to be a gotcha to shut someone up, which is why they’ll happily come out with the word themselves the moment they come under attack for an unrelated topic (e.g. saying Sarah Palin was a victim of misogyny for being slurred as a bimbo is legit; saying she’s a victim of misogyny because she got criticism of her policies which were FUCKING TERRIBLE is stupid and detracts from honest-to-Dog sexism, but this is what I saw a lot of GOP mouthpieces doing when she was on the VP ticket).

When everything is just a game of Us vs Them, it’s easier to just reduce any charge of prejudice to a set play, and use it to your advantage, rather than actually making sure it’s appropriate to whether or not prejudice is actually involved.”

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Not actual feminist Not actual feminist

You all got the memo about #EndFathersDay fiasco, right – the phony “feminist” hashtag, seeded and spread by 4chan trolls, that aroused so much consternation on Twitter the other day, and that took in so many who’re already given to thinking the worst about feminism?

It would be nice if we could just dismiss this whole thing as trolls being trolls – no harm, no foul. But there’s a bit more to it than that.

For one thing, the troll campaign worked. At least on some people: While feminist writers quickly rushed in to point out that the whole thing was an antifeminist hoax, more than a few in the right-wing media were taken in utterly.

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