Cathy Brennan, radical “feminist” terrorist, has set her sights on a young black activist in Baltimore County, MD. Phylicia Sampson is being taken to court by Brennan, a notorious harasser of trans women and their supporters. Sampson is a recent college grad with few resources, no car and no way to fight back without your help.
As a community, we’ve suffered Brennan’s assaults for a long time—her blog is the best known for outing trans women’s personal information. She believes trans women are men who are infiltrating the feminist community and expends her resources fighting them. The idea that she is now taking her harassment to a legal venue is horrifying. That she has selected a young black woman with few resources to fight back is repugnant.
We can’t let Cathy Brennan get away with this! Share Phylicia’s campaign on Facebook, twitter, tumblr and instagram. Here are some things you can do TODAY to help:
- Tell your friends why it is important that they donate to this campaign.
- Donate what you can.
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as someone who has dealt (in a pretty unserious way) with cathy brennan (she’s the one who called me a nightmare woman (hence my tumblr title) please donate whatever you can.
she is disgusting and has harassed my friends, please help fight her!!
A cisterhood that excludes trans* women is bad enough, but targeting and terrorizing them is just vile and despicable. Trans* ladies are not your enemy. But Cathy Brennan is everyone’s enemy.
I love Kickstarter. I think that’s clear to people who know me by now? I love it. There’s a dude named Brad Muir and he works at Double Fine and I love the games they make, so much. But before Kickstarter, every time a Double Fine game came out I was a little worried it would be their last, and I’d have to worry that if people didn’t buy it, who knows what would happen to that studio. Then they found KIckstarter and now they make games and people like me can front load the development cost for them and it is the absolute best arrangement for creative people who want a tool in the exhausting struggle of art + commerce. A friend of mine is taking a month off her job to write a children’s book because of this platform. It’s GREAT. I love it.
The outcome of this is that I spend a lot of time just browsing Kickstarter looking for something cool to either back or crow about online. I don’t really back much - I don’t have a ton of capitol to toss around, and I’m sure the fact that I have a lot of ideas and no money factors into my love of a platform that gives money to people with ideas - but I like to check it out. So tonight, I found THIS fucking thing.
This is a nightmare.
Watching the video, reading the description, it sounds fairly innocent but a little eye-roll inducing. It’s another book where some nerd, desperate to be liked by women (this is not an insult, we are ALL desperate to be liked by someone we want to have sex with) thinks he’s figured out some cheat code or check-list like routine they can run in a bar to make women sleep with them, as if women aren’t people but a series of subroutines or an obstacle course that they can optimize to get their dick wet as fast as possible. And he’s written that advice down! And he’s selling it! To you! You could learn his cheat codes. This is nothing new for the internet. In fact, a large swath of this book was published already on Reddit. What’s new is that he’s crowdfunding it.
And sure, you might think this is sad or dumb or that this guy is just another lonely dude talking to other lonely dudes who’ll head out into the night with their fedoras to failure, right? Not a big deal? Oops, turns out we’re wrong, because here are some excerpts from what he’s already put on Reddit -
”5) Get CLOSE to her, damn it!
To quote Rob Judge, “Personal space is for pussies.” I already told you that the most successful seducers are those who can’t keep their hands off of women. Well you’re not gonna be able to do that if you aren’t in close! ”
“All the greatest seducers in history could not keep their hands off of women. They aggressively escalated physically with every woman they were flirting with. They began touching them immediately, kept great body language and eye contact, and were shameless in their physicality. Even when a girl rejects your advances, she KNOWS that you desire her. That’s hot. It arouses her physically and psychologically.”
“Decide that you’re going to sit in a position where you can rub her leg and back. Physically pick her up and sit her on your lap. Don’t ask for permission. Be dominant. Force her to rebuff your advances.”
Pull out your cock and put her hand on it. Remember, she is letting you do this because you have established yourself as a LEADER. Don’t ask for permission, GRAB HER HAND, and put it right on your dick.”
SO. Now I am no longer rolling my eyes.
This guy is no longer just being weird and creepy on the internet. Now he’s writing a book about how to sexually assault women, and he is using something I believe in (Kickstarter) to ask YOU for money to do it. I am offended as someone who believes in the platform, and more importantly I am offended as someone who believes women shouldn’t be treated this way, and that people who say otherwise CERTAINLY should not profit off saying they should.
This isn’t harmless. People come to these boards because they are scared of being humiliated, and they are saying to the world, “Tell me what to do, because I don’t know what to do.” And this guy has chosen to tell them, “You should be a rapist.”
There’s largely nothing we can do about people saying this shit on a place like Reddit - Reddit’s a mess for another time - but let’s get it off of Kickstarter. The project is funded in 10 hours - and unfortunately a lot of those are sleeping hours - but PLEASE report it to Kickstarter, please tweet @Kickstarter asking them to take it down, and PLEASE do not let something cool be used for the UGLIEST thing imaginable.
The Kickstarter - Report Button is on the bottom of the page
Please Tweet at @Kickstarter
TLDR version: Guy is funding “dating advice” book that should be titled How to Rationalize Committing Sexual Assault. Campaign is done in 7 hours. Please report it.
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wow what a gorgeous majestic creature
since you called this a majestic creature in the first place, i’m assuming these were taken at least 15-20 feet away because otherwise this fucker would have bitten off one of your fingers and cursed all of your children /that’s how awful canada geese are/
there are a bunch of canada geese that like… live in my mom’s next door neighbor’s yard
and they LOVE PEOPLE
they get really excited when anyone goes out into the front yard and run up and like… rub against you lovingly
one time one nibbled on my toes when i was wearing sandals and it didn’t hurt at all idk
MOST OF THEM ARE ASSHOLES I AGREE
BUT I KNOW SOME NICE CANADA GEESE OKAY
okay i tell this story to everyone and i KNOW i’ve told it at least once in tags on this tumblr, but here is my canada geese story:
my dad went hunting all of one time, with some dude he used to work with. i think it was one of those situations at work where a higher-up was like “let’s go do [manly activity]” (see: golf, fishing, drinking vodka martinis at lunchtime) and this time the activity of choice was hunting.
so, my dad gets peer pressured into going HUNTING FOR CANADA GEESE (is that a thing? i don’t know) with, like, his boss or whatever. he bags a goose and his boss urges him to MOUNT IT ON HIS WALL BEHIND HIS DESK, and my dad can’t be like, “well honestly i’m not really into hunting/killing animals/staring at their corpses/stuffing and mounting them on walls as symbols of my masculinity,” so he’s like, “well, uh, okay, i guess.”
i used to go visit my dad at work a lot. ONE FATEFUL DAY, after the goose was mounted on his wall, i’m sitting in front of his desk drinking a sunkist, and my adorable five-or-six-year-old self strikes up a conversation.
ME: did you kill that bird?
DAD: yes. it’s a goose. [dude from work] took me hunting.
ME: is it a boy goose or a girl goose?
DAD: it’s a boy goose.
whenever my dad is retelling this story, he says this is the part where he started to get shifty and feel uncomfortable.
ME, THOUGHTFULLY: …do you think he had a family?
so of course my dad is fucking horrified and he has to tell me a bunch of lies about how the goose was a bachelor and didn’t have a family and, like, he’s sure if the bachelor goose did have a family then they’re really healthy and happy and not upset about the murder of their family member and the moral of this story is that i’m adorable and i’ve been traumatizing my father since i was like five years old. hEYOOOOO