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My guest in this episode is Amy, a fifteen year old girl who writes and speaks publicly about her experience as someone who doesn’t subscribe to gender identity ideology. We are in an era where it’s practically social suicide in her age group, particularly in the LGBT community, to disagree with ideas like “trans women are women,” or that being same-sex attracted is problematic because it’s considered transphobic. Amy is a lesbian and she’s faced online threats and harassment just for speaking out about her views on these issues.
After following her on Twitter, and seeing her intelligent and insightful comments, I reached out to Amy and asked if she would be willing to speak with me.
It is important to me that I kept Amy anonymous (you will hear her voice but not see her face or real name‒‒Amy is a pseudonym).
This episode is special because we hear from a teenager who goes against the grain, who is a true independent thinker. Amy
describes the culture of some of her peers as one of silencing and thought-policing:
“People would be messaging you privately like ‘this kind of sounds sketchy,’ so maybe you should not say that, otherwise you’ll get in trouble. I was like, who is going to get me in trouble? It’s that kind of conversation where you have to watch yourself because if you’re not watching, then someone else is.” -Amy, @crimeofcupid
Find Amy on twitter @crimeofcupid.
We discussed a series of apology videos made by a teenager who was bullied after saying she is a lesbian who is only attracted to females. Take a look here: https://twitter.com/terfalicious/status/1290087860675072002?s=21
*parental permission was obtained for the recording and publishing of this interview