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  1. TomSims
    TomSims June 17, 2014 at 1:38 pm |

    Would it be possible for Twitter to verify all users’ identity the same way they do now for celebs? Or would that step drive down their all around popularity?

  2. discotech
    discotech June 17, 2014 at 2:14 pm |

    “These plants/trolls are waging a slime campaign that needs more eyeballs recognising it, more voices raised in pushback against it, and more sunlight blazing down on it generally to disinfect it.”

    If you want to know why people hate feminists its because of overblown statements like that. Why in the world would you want to draw more attention to a hashtag that you don’t like? That is such a stupid and pointless issue. It’s amazing that all you have to do to create controversy is come up with a stupid hashtag.

    Anyone interested in intelligent feminism should read feministing’s blog, this website has repeatedly shown its more interest in wallowing in pointless controversy than actually engaging real issues.

    Chances are no one will be able to read this though, this blog has censored my comments more than any other i’ve been on, and don’t give me some bs about misogynistic pigs flooding the comment section, what do you expect when you write articles about their hashtags!!!!!!

    #overreaction #realproblemsintheworld #twitterisnottheendoftheuniverse #smaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllminded

    1. PrettyAmiable
      PrettyAmiable June 17, 2014 at 7:26 pm |


    2. pheenobarbidoll
      pheenobarbidoll June 17, 2014 at 11:56 pm |

      Shorter version- racism, not a Real Issue. Thanks discotech. You may refer to this if you ever wonder why woc here hate you. When you ignore racism, what do you expect? #dumbass

      1. PrettyAmiable
        PrettyAmiable June 18, 2014 at 10:23 am |

        Right? Adding a hashtag that doesn’t do shit to the end of your comment is strangely satisfying. It’s fun when you can summarize your view in a hashtag. I see why he did it.

        1. pheenobarbidoll
          pheenobarbidoll June 18, 2014 at 6:47 pm |



    3. kittehserf
      kittehserf June 18, 2014 at 2:43 am |

      If you want to know why people hate feminists its because of overblown statements like that.

      Wouldn’t be at all because they’re misogynists and hate any idea of equality for women, oh no.

  3. RenKiss
    RenKiss June 17, 2014 at 4:42 pm |

    Even more to the point. This HT was created to discredit feminism by attacking Black Feminists.

    1. a lawyer
      a lawyer June 18, 2014 at 11:40 am |

      By the time it got to the public sphere (through reporting and re-reporting) it appeared to be decoupled from POCfeminists per se. It was just thrown out there as a generic “here is what some stupid feminists say” kind of thing. I had to dig through a lot of tweet history before I could find the link between the not-obviously-racist “end father’s day” tag and the actual history of these folks.

  4. Fat Steve
    Fat Steve June 22, 2014 at 12:39 pm |

    In no way is this a ‘liberals do it too!!!!’ response, and I’m not excusing the stupidity of the MRA parodies. but there are some really great fake twitter accounts parodying racist/sexist/tea party views. The significant difference is that conservatives actually get fooled by both and end up agreeing with the right wing parodies and getting apoplectic by the left wing parodies.

    My favorite at the moment is

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