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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.

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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:

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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
6 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
6 years ago

They are worse at this than Zim was…

Pithy Pseudonym
6 years ago

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

Boost
Boost
6 years ago

This actually had me laughing until my sides hurt.

What a bunch of morons.

akestra
6 years ago

>”be sure to spell feminist correctly”

>”@feminsitveronic”

>”feminsit.”

Sarah
Sarah
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 years ago

Reenactment.

Paradoxical Intention
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 years ago

Owait, lots of people beat me to it~

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

DworkinRulz
DworkinRulz
6 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
6 years ago

D’oh!

Robjec
Robjec
6 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
6 years ago

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

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

Robjec
Robjec
6 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
6 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?

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