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Herpes-Infected Feminist Ella Dawson Decides the 2016 Election Is About Her

Posted on | September 4, 2016 | 2 Comments

“I’m disgusting. Maybe they were all right about me. Maybe I am a big old whore.”
Ella Dawson

You remember Ella Dawson (@brosandprose on Twitter) as the girl who attended Wesleyan University (annual tuition $47,972) where she graduated in 2014 with a bachelor of arts in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and a herpes infection. It seems nobody at her prestigious private university bothered to tell Ms. Dawson that condoms don’t prevent herpes, so she kept screwing around until . . .

“I was the editor of my campus sex magazine. I had some one-night stands. I explored my sexuality and what I wanted, and I met a guy at a party and he was amazing. He was super-charismatic and sexy and funny and brilliant and I fell really hard for him. We started seeing each other and then, three weeks later, I woke up with an outbreak of genital herpes.”
Ella Dawson, September 2015

“A few days shy of my 21st birthday, I woke up to find a cluster of painful red sores on my labia. . . . This didn’t make sense, as I’d never had unprotected sex in my life. Plus, I wasn’t the sort of person STDs happened to. I was a Planned Parenthood volunteer, a sexuality studies major, and everyone’s go-to friend when they had questions about losing their virginity. How could I have caught something when I had always been so careful?”
Ella Dawson, April 14, 2015

Ms. Dawson did what any Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major would do: She made her name synonymous with herpes.


A Google search for “Ella Dawson herpes” produces more than 50,000 results. Why would parents pay nearly $50,000 a year for their daughter to attend college when the result of her “education” is that she becomes notorious for having an incurable sexually transmitted virus?

Well, never mind why liberals throw away their money to “educate” their daughters. Let’s talk about the 2016 election, where if Hillary Clinton becomes president, liberals get to throw away our money, too.

Ella Dawson has written a genuinely weird article about the “Alt Right,” in which she deduces that because (a) certain people hate Hillary Clinton and (b) some of these people also made fun of her pro-herpes activism, therefore (c) a vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for herpes.

Or something. It doesn’t make much sense, really, but here — we’ll let the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major explain herself:

I expected a backlash when I began writing a blog about what it’s like to live with genital herpes. Speaking from personal experience about a taboo topic like sexually transmitted infections was never going to be easy, and I prepared myself to face judgment from strangers online. Social mores about sex may be changing, but women who frankly discuss their sexuality?–?and their feminism?–?meet pushback from an online culture of outrage and shame. What I could not have anticipated in my wildest nightmare was becoming a favorite target of the Alt-Right.
It is difficult to explain the loose web of sexist trolls and “conservative provocateurs” that compose the Alt-Right to someone who isn’t immersed in Internet culture. There are the anti-establishment radicals who hate Paul Ryan, the anti-Islam YouTube vloggers who pushed hard for Brexit, and the Twitter users who create memes like #TheTriggering to mock social justice activists. The Alt-Right also overlaps with groups like Men’s Rights Activists, who are convinced matriarchy is oppressing them on a global scale, and the bizarre online hate mob that is GamerGate. Conversations about these men?–?because they are almost always men, and they are almost always white?—?are usually dismissive. We call them “trolls,” implying they’re the dimwitted underworld denizens of the Internet. As long as they stay in unread comment sections, what risk do they pose to the rest of us? . . .

You can read the whole thing and try to make sense of her “argument,” but unless you have a degree in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, you’ll probably just laugh at the ridiculousness of it all. Her main point, as far as I can tell, could be summarized succinctly:

So Your Daughter Can Get Herpes, Too!

I’m always happy to help feminists spread their message . . .