Gavin McInnes, Self-Appointed Representative of Mentally Ill Trans Folks

gavin-mcinnesPerfect example of a dehumanizing trans-misogynist masquerading as free speech advocate: Gavin McInnes. Us queers who fight for our humanity know that speech isn’t free.

Leave it to the straight white male Vice co-founder to appoint himself as enlightened representative of mentally ill LGTBs and trans folks. Then, when shit hits the fan and people call foul, use the free speech defense. Yes Gavin, you are free to be a patriarchal dick.

Last time I checked gender identity is not the source of mental illness. Last time I listened to trans folks who’ve transitioned, living in the wrong body is one of the most uncomfortable, for lack of a better word, experiences one can go through.

How is Gavin qualified to dispense his unsolicited psycho-sexual pathologies? Is he a psychiatrist? Is he a psychiatrist who works with trans folks? Has he ever had a conversation with a trans person? No, probably not, and probably not.

‘But my family is being threatened.’ Boo fucking hoo. Your words were dehumanizing. Like your wealthy white straight male ass will get a scratch. You know the NYPD is basically the white bourgeoisie’s bodyguard. You know in all likelihood nothing is going to happen to you or your family. I don’t endorse threatening peoples lives, but did you, Gavin, ever consider how queer lives, trans lives, queer and trans lives of color, are routinely threatened? Routinely dehumanized? Routinely killed? And you don’t expect us to retaliate with the same hostility we’re routinely faced with? Get real. Meanwhile I’ll be drinking your patriarchal tears and fears boyfriend.


3 thoughts on “Gavin McInnes, Self-Appointed Representative of Mentally Ill Trans Folks

  1. Well said.

    I’ve just been reading about the vile misogyny that spews out of this guy’s mouth.

    He’s very frightened of being knocked from his patriarchal perch and he’s lashing out at feminists like a thrashing, cornered rat.

    I didn’t know about his transphobia until just now. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised.

    I didn’t know much about him but I’ve read a few of his blogs and thought he was an entertaining writer at first, however, the more I read about him, the more unpleasant he revealed himself to be.

    After reading critical articles about him and VICE magazine I’ve come to the conclusion that he is just an old fashioned racist, misogynist, right wing hater.

    The depressing truth that lays within this article is that hateful words really do result in physical violence experienced by real flesh and blood victims. I feel angry.

    This is why douchebags like this guy are also cowards. They incite violence through their self absorbed catharsis whilst simultaneously being protected and removed from the repercussions of their own words.

    Anyone who cares about fighting against bigotry and hate has to stand up and call it out wherever it’s found. All types of hate. Constant vigilance is necessary.





    Grow the fuck up

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