Jeremy Hooper is a Gay Rights Activist who runs a blog called Good As You. A war of words has been raging over the last few months between Hooper and Women who do not support gay marriage. A woman using the pseudonym Janna Darnelle published a piece entitled Breaking the Silence Redefining Marriage Hurts Women Like Me – and Our Children. The author was subsequently outed by Gay Activists, but not Hooper, according to Hooper’s blog. In fact, Hooper published the comment on his blog, so he did, in fact, out her. A writer named Rivka Edeleman then wrote a piece entitled Ruthless Misogyny: Janna Darnelle’s Story and Extreme LGBT Activism. Edelman was then outed as B.A. Newmark, a woman who wrote this brief against the Texas same-sex marriage ruling. Edelman has ties to Robert Oscar Lopez, another MRA.
Women have a right to disagree with Gay Men. We do not agree with Edeleman’s views on same-sex marriage at all, and her brief on same-sex marriage is poorly constructed and unconvincing, but we were horrified to find that UNKNOWN PERSONS are now resorting to Craigslist and Ripoff Report to find information/spread information about this woman:
Women use pseudonyms because they fear retribution from holding unpopular views. Although Darnelle’s and Edeleman’s views on same-sex marriage are repugnant to many people, including me, they have not threatened anyone with violence – they are, in fact, entitled to their views.
The GLBTQ Community is, in fact, abusive towards Women who hold unpopular views.This tactic of tracking Women down over social media and relentlessly harassing them for not falling into line (this behavior is sometimes called “calling out”) is repugnant and should be condemned by everyone concerned about free speech and the fair exchange of ideas.