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Arielle Scarcella: Gay People Are ‘F–king Terrified’ to Criticize Trans Ideology

Posted on | October 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Arielle Scarcella: Gay People Are ‘F–king Terrified’ to Criticize Trans Ideology


Arielle Scarcella has 550,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel, which makes her one of the most popular lesbian YouTubers. Some of her videos have more viewers than the average program at CNN (but let’s be honest, CNN is barely more popular than the Hallmark Channel). Her popularity is the only reason Ms. Scarcella has been able to survive telling the truth about transgender activists, who have harassed her viciously for months because of her criticism of their bizarre ideology.

In a video this week, Ms. Scarcella explained that most gay and lesbian YouTubers are “f–king terrified to even touch on an trans topics — about the blatant misogyny that the SJW trans activists promote, about how the Left is so far left at this point that they are suggesting conversion therapy and hiding it behind the agenda of ‘queer’ progressiveness, about how some bisexual YouTubers have made videos and public statements saying that our ‘genital preference’ is a whole bias, when in reality it’s not a bias, it’s not a preference, it’s our sexual orientation and it’s not something we can help, about how little gay men are actually policed for their sexual orientation in comparison to lesbians — not very much at all.”

Fear of being labelled a “TERF” (trans-exclusive radical feminist) causes many lesbian YouTubers to avoid the topic of transgenderism entirely, Ms. Scarcella explains, because SJWs (social justice warriors) like Riley Dennis have specifically targeted the lesbian community as “bigots” for rejecting relationships with men who think they’re women.


Gay men are not similarly criticized for their own preferences, Ms. Scarcella explains, and remain silent about the abusive and misogynistic rhetoric of transgender activists “because they’re f–king terrified to stand up for lesbian and bisexual women.” She says many in the LGBT community fear the consequences of speaking out.

“How often do other LGBT YouTubers agree with what I have to say, but divert their eyes and don’t say anything on Twitter publicly because they’re terrified of being labeled a transphobe?” Ms. Scarcella asks. “How many of them are worried that corporate brands won’t want to work with someone who has the label of ‘transphobe,’ when that label isn’t even accurate? Nobody wants to talk about the fact that trans activists are literally making shirts and Tumblr and Twitter accounts with slogans like ‘Kill All TERFS’ and being praised by the media for doing so.”


When I first started covering the conflict between transgender activists and their radical feminist critics in 2014, it seemed to me that this was a fight between two camps of crazy extremists. Soon, however, I realized that (a) the radical feminists at least had the facts of biology on their side — e.g., women don’t have penises — and (b) transgender activists were exploiting “social justice” rhetoric in an attempt to bully women into having sex with them. Ms. Scarcella is exactly right when she says that it is only women, and particularly lesbians, who are being targeted by these intimidation tactics — sexual terrorism in the name of “inclusion.” Because gay men are not being “policed” for their preferences, as Ms. Scarcella observes, and because many corporate sponsors of LGBT activism wish to avoid intra-community controversy, the few personalities like Ms. Scarcella who do speak out are isolated as targets for the social media mobs of SJW Thought Police.

As a Christian, of course, I do not approve of homosexuality, and as a conservative, I reject the entire “social justice” ideology and its totalitarian jargon of “inclusion,” “diversity,” etc. However, as an American, I have a fundamental duty to defend the principles of ordered liberty (cf., Russell Kirk) enshrined in our Constitution, including the principle of freedom of association. If I am not invited to your home, I would be guilty of trespassing — and might lawfully be shot to death — if I tried to barge in your front door against your wishes. By similar reasoning, if a person declares that they do not desire romantic intimacy with any particular category of their fellow citizens, we are obligated to respect their rights in this regard even if (a) the basis of their choice is in some way offensive to our beliefs or (b) we are ourselves personally affected by the exclusionary nature of their choice.

Go back and read Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent in Lawrence v. Texas (2003), in which he warned against the potential consequences of the Supreme Court striking down state laws against sodomy. While the bullying of lesbians by transgender activists was not among the outcomes that Justice Scalia enumerated, we can see how the majority opinion’s “Emerging Awareness” Doctrine (as I have called it) is deeply implicated in controversies like this. When the nation’s highest court declared that the ancient precedents of Anglo-American common law were somehow invalidated by the Fourteenth Amendment (a claim that certainly would have shocked the state legislators who ratified that amendment), it had the effect of opening Pandora’s Box, unleashing the destructive forces of what Matt Barber has called “Sexual Anarchy.”

We are now gradually discovering that, once a society begins destroying its own traditions, imposing new laws and redefining words in pursuit of vague abstractions of “equality” and “progress,” the harmful effects of this radicalism cannot be limited, and that the victims of the resulting chaos will include many radicals who had expected to benefit from the destruction of the traditional social order. Selah.

By the way, it would be the height of presumption for me to claim to speak on behalf of the lesbian community, but my own observations and experience indicate that, insofar as lesbians find any males attractive, their preferences are more or less normal. That is to say, it is only the confident, athletic, masculine man who can arouse in them any erotic interest at all. Like other women, the lesbian generally views effeminate males as weak and pathetic. So while a lesbian might, in a discussion of hypothetical scenarios, admit she’d be willing to give Channing Tatum a chance, she would be offended at the suggestion that she could (or should) be attracted to such a pitiable joke as Riley Dennis.




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