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Your Homophobia Is a ‘Direct Threat’ of ‘Potential Violence,’ Says Queer Feminist

Posted on | February 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

 

“Ellie” (@helliebeanz on Twitter) is a 22-year-old university art student in Tampa. She is a self-described “queer” Cuban-American who is “severely mentally ill.” She is “disabled,” and says she has “been professionally diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, bipolar type II, and PTSD.” She is into comics, “body positivity, mental health awareness . . . astrology” and, of course, “intersectional feminism.”

 

As might be expected, Ellie has a Tumblr blog, where she posts selfies (“a sexy pink genderless fat orb”) and lectures heterosexuals about the homophobic bigots she refuses to tolerate:

straight people really think that i dont want to be around homophobes because i find their “opinions” unsavory like its disagreeing on economic policy or some shit. the reality is that i dont want to be around homophobic people because they pose a direct threat to me, because i am terrified of them and the potential violence they bring, because feeling their judgment is enough to make me lean back into self hatred and shame. please dont act like my refusal to chill with your local bigot is obstinate and unreasonable

 

This “refusal to chill” with “straight people” — because the opinions of heterosexuals are a “direct threat” to her — means that the queer intersectional feminist deliberately isolates herself. She can associate only with her fellow queers, because being in the presence of heterosexuals might trigger her feelings of “self hatred and shame.” Ellie asserts that homosexuality is “healing . . . a cleansing and enriching process,” as her “gay love and . . . gay friendships” allow her to “slowly drift farther and farther away from the toxic waste sludge that is straightness.”

 

Ellie’s anti-heterosexual sentiments are endorsed by her many thousands of followers in Tumblr’s queer feminist community. Because it is so insular — an echo chamber of sad and angry young women — this online community is often treated with dismissive ridicule. The slang term “Tumblrina” was coined to describe an “often unattractive, butthurt, and obnoxious female user of the popular site Tumblr . . . who complains all day on Tumblr about how oppressed they are by men” and “exaggerates prejudice and injustice.” Ellie is a stereotype, in other words, and we must ask, what is causing so many young women to gravitate to this digital “social justice” cocoon of self-pity and amorphous rage?

Well, as I say, Ellie (who used to call herself “Gabi” and whose name is actually Gabrielle) is also on Twitter. One morning in April 2014, when she was a freshman at the local community college, she delivered an interesting Twitter rant about her sexuality:

 

So, at some point prior to 2014, she had merely “mimicked heterosexuality,” because she wanted to be “normal,” but concluded that it was “silly and absurd to seek the straight man’s approval.” She had suffered from a “deep rooted homophobic fear” of how she would be perceived, but realized it was wrong to “constantly compare my queerness to heterosexuality” because “straightness” is not “the healthy template for love.” At age 18, she refused to continue engaging in “identity policing” which is “toxic.” Now, she realized her sexuality was a “big deal” — with exclamation marks — and caps-lock “GREAT,” and all this she discovered before finishing her freshman year in college.

Whether that was before or after she was “professionally diagnosed” with three different psychiatric disorders, I’m not sure. Nor am I sure that heterosexuality was ever a possible outcome for someone so profoundly disturbed. Even if she could have been rescued from the soul-destroying influence of Tumblr, would heterosexuality be a desirable outcome for Ellie? No wise young man would want to get involved with such a mentally unstable woman. Think about this from a parent’s perspective: Would you want your son married to a kook like that? Would you want her to become the mother of your grandchildren?

No, of course not. Let the lesbians have her.

We could ignore the “sexy pink genderless fat orb,” or laugh at her, were it not for her “intersectional feminism,” which takes the form of a relentless propaganda against men and heterosexuality.

 

“All Men Are The Same Trash,” you see. Women should hate all men, according to Ellie, because the only thing men ever do is to “deeply perpetually hurt” women, who live in “terror & fear” of men. The only way for women to have “liberation” and “female agency” is to become man-hating queer feminists, like Ellie.

If you object to this “intersectional feminism,” if you disagree with Ellie, it’s only because you’re a homophobe and a bigot, you see.

Remember: Ellie’s anti-heterosexual rant was endorsed by 60,000 Tumblr users, a stadium full of young queer feminists who condemn straight people as a “direct threat” of “potential violence” against them.

 

My hypothesis is that the same social trends which produce mass murderers like Nicolas Cruz also produce queer feminists like Ellie. The decline of religion, the collapse of the family, the remorseless expansion of the bureaucratic Welfare State, the proliferation of technological substitutes for real-life experience — yes, young people are growing up in a world is gone mad. And rather than resisting this insanity, emotionally disturbed youth instead contribute to the madness, using the Internet as a platform to preach deranged “social justice” ideology.

She’s “disabled,” remember, and “professionally diagnosed” as crazy.



 

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