Friday, July 21, 2017

When You Are A Public Figure, The Haters Come Out Of The Woodwork

Anyone who is a public figure, an activist, or just speaks up came become a lightning rod for the haters and that is one reason that my blog comments are moderated to block the haters.
Young Trans Artist Targeted by Neo-Nazis
The Advocate
By Jacob Anederson-Minshall
July 20, 2017

Earlier this year, cartoonist Sophie Labelle’s Assigned Male comic, about a young trans girl, suddenly disappeared from Facebook. It was replaced by a page of vile, racist, neo-Nazi propaganda.

Earlier this year, cartoonist Sophie Labelle’s Assigned Male comic, about a young trans girl, suddenly disappeared from Facebook. It was replaced by a page of vile, racist, neo-Nazi propaganda.

Labelle posted in May that her web comic was down “because it got hacked.”

“After receiving several thousands of death threats in the past few days for making my art, my address was also posted on several forums,” she added.

The 28-year-old Canadian comic creator tells The Advocate there was a coordinated attack on her Facebook page, which made it crash. That forced her to remove it, and someone used the opportunity to create a fake page posting neo-Nazi hate speech, including suggesting Labelle should be sent to a concentration camp or gas chamber.

“This is what you get for being trans on the internet and for reframing transness into something positive and empowering,” Labelle posted at the time.
I have to seconded that, the anonymity of the web have embolden the haters on the web where you can use a pen name or just be anonymous has opened up the web to hate.
The attacks Sophie Labelle experienced are becoming all too common. Emily Waters of the New York City Anti-Violence Project explains, “LGBTQ communities have always used the Internet as a way to create and share community,” which makes us all particularly sensitive to such attacks. “As our lives and communities continue to move online, we must realize that online harassment has a real impact on [LGBTQ] lives.”
I haven’t received threats but I have received hate comments, here are some of the more tame comments,
“When will ‘Diane’ stop looking, talking, and smelling like a man?”

“So one more comment that will never see the light of day simply because the tyrant that runs this blog, just like the vast majority of trans forums and blogs, has no interest in the rights of others or their views, who simply do not agree with their trans-dogma that MEN with penises who throw on a wig and an ugly dress are actually women because they, the MEN, say so.”

“I disagree. Milo is calling attention to the fact that this student is in fact a man claiming to be a woman whose only justification is that he feelz like one. Just how would he know what a woman feelz like? Does he menstruate? Nevertheless he feels empowered enough to invade the women’s locker room and expose his penis. All you delusional cupcakes should read his 8 page profanity filled rant”
These are some of the more mild comments that I get, most of the time there is an overabundance of four letter and derogatory words.

Many of the comments come from people who are trans whom the community calls HBSer for those who follow the old Harry Benjamin Syndrome standards which required you to be attracted to men and be able to fully integrate in your true gender into society.

Someone once told me that if you don’t get hate mail you must not be doing anything.

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