Presenting: "The Left"

[Content Note: Rape culture; harassment.]

So, here's the basic gist: During the campaign last year, I tweeted something about being a rape survivor in response to some of Donald Trump's fuckery. A bunch of conservatives, as well as a bunch of "progressive" dudes, had a great time mocking it.

One of the leftist dudes who publicly mocked me is Felix Biederman, one of the co-hosts of the Chapo Trap House podcast. If you don't know anything about CTH, here's one recent example of their particular brand of leftist politics (in which people like me are branded neoliberal shills, when they're being polite):

[If you can't view the screencap embedded in the tweet, it is a passage from an article reading: "They're tired of sitting, slouched and bored, elbows on the table, at the kids' table. And unlike the purely anarchic alt-righters doing it 'for the lulz,' the alt-left offers a coherent, practical, progressive political agenda. As Chapo co-founder Will Menaker put it on a recent episode of the show, addressing an imagined audience pragmatist liberals and centrists: 'Yes, let's come together. But get this through your f–king head: you must bend the knee to us. Not the other way around. You have been proven as failures, and your entire worldview has been discredited.'"]

So, Biederman was repeatedly asked about having publicly mocked me for being a rape survivor. And then someone posted about it on Reddit. And then Biederman replied by "apologizing" (to his fans) and then lying about why he hadn't personally apologized to me, claiming I had him blocked on Twitter.

I do not have, nor have I ever had, him blocked. It's just a straight-up fucking lie.

Anyway. I have been tweeting about all of this horseshit this morning, and here are those tweets compiled in a Twitter moment, for anyone who would like to see and/or share them: Here's Something You Might Want to Know About Chapo Trap House.

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On another note: These fuckers make $72,706 a month for their podcast. A MONTH. That is significantly more than I make in an entire year.

And I haven't had a raise in a very, very long time — despite the fact that this community has continued to grow, here and on Twitter.

Please, if you can afford to become a subscriber to Shakesville, or even make a one-time donation, I would deeply appreciate it.

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