Anil Dash @AnilDash @ThinkUp (USA)

This is a Guest Post from an Anonymous Woman on Male Feminist Anil Dash, who came to our attention when he thought it was his place to demand Lesbians “love and respect” Men who repeatedly violate Women.

Since Anil Dash is so keen to question whether feminists love and respect trans people enough for his taste, and equally rushed to slander lesbians on their behalf, let’s look at some of the people Dash loves and respects.

For instance. Here’s Dash chumming it up with Dana McCallum, who ended up being convicted of violently abusing their wife, but only served four days in jail for it because of their reputation as an LGBT-rights and diversity activist. Dash should think very hard about what he believes as a result of conversations with this violent and dangerous person, because abusive individuals often have high emotional intelligence and will groom their friends to think in ways that reduce sympathy for their victims.

Here’s Dash chumming it up with @oolon and @VanguardVivian, males who think it’s a hate crime to believe that penises are male sexual organs. Males who think the term “female genital mutilation” is “cissexist” and were willing to add a woman of color to The Block Bot for disagreeing about that.

Here’s Dash talking with Melissa Gira Grant, a woman who appears to believe that adults should be able to legally purchase sex from children, including trans children who may be pushed unwillingly into the sex trade through poverty and homelessness.

Whenever Grant talks about police or “carceral feminism,” you should replace that text with these words to help make sense of her full position: “I’m playing on your sympathies for desperate children to claim that adults should not be arrested for child rape.” How does supporting the full legalization of pedophiles’ access to trans children for sexual exploitation love and respect them?

Here are some of Grant’s thoughts on “young people who do sex work.” She thinks that what hurts young people in the sex trade are laws against raping them. Emphasis added.

Melissa Gira Grant: “Prohibitions on sex work —
even when targeted at third-parties such as customers
and
advertising venues — criminalize young people and force them further
underground in order to meet their survival needs. As a result, they
are more vulnerable to violence and isolated from one another and from
rights advocates.”

Driving the point home farther down in her essay, Grant says more explicitly that she doesn’t think statutory rape prohibitions should be part of the criminal code. However, these laws are based on the legally and scientifically sound understanding of juveniles as still needing time to mature before making adult decisions whose consequences they can’t fully understand, or before being capable of consensually responding to sexual advances from an adult.

Melissa Gira Grant: “We must also recognize that not all
young people who do sex work and who are impacted by the sex trade are
victims.”

Here’s Dash dismissing someone for getting “het up” over women being added to The Block Bot for opposing hate speech against lesbians and feminists.

Dash should be asking himself whether he loves and respects trans people, children who are serially raped in the sex industry, or women of any description. Feminists will be over here continuing to not need his “help” figuring out what we should think about these issues or his awful friends.