Last year, Vaush - a "progressive socialist" YouTuber with nearly 350K subscribers whose vids have gotten more than 100 million views - did a video called "Quit Whining about Trans Women in Sports you Babies" in which he rained misogynistic abuse on Selina Soule, one of the female HS CT track athletes who has publicly objected to having to compete against males and whose story has been publicized by conservative outfits like the Heritage Foundation and The Daily Signal. (Because all "progressive" orgs like the ACLU and NOW today say sports should be segregated on gender identity claims, not sex).
In a profanity-peppered long, tiresome, often shouty tirade, Vaush likens girls & women wanting our own sports to racists wanting to be able to use "the the n word," and says keeping males who identify as trans out of female sports is "reactionary" and exactly like keeping black people out of the MLB prior to the Jackie Robinson era.
Zeroing in on Selina Soule specifically, he calls her a "whiny fxcking cxnt," "dumb bxtch" and "fxcking idiot" with "a sob story" who should "fxck off and die" if she "can't accept that trans girls are better at running" - and "more pretty" - than "cis girls."
He also tells Soule to "realize you're not needed anymore because trans women have replaced you entirely." Then he instructs her to go outside and freeze to death in the CT snow, adding that her "body will never be found" because "no one will care to look" for someone so useless, worthless, bigoted and bad at sports.
Significantly, a short video showing just a few minutes of Vaush's misogyny against Soule & "cis girls" that a feminist posted without any commentary has now been age-restricted by YouTube.
But no restriction has been placed on Vaush's original long-winded video itself:
If anyone posted content like this about someone who identifies as trans, YouTube would promptly - & IMO correctly - remove it on the grounds that it's hateful and promotes violence against a specific individual and a marginalized group for their "protected characteristic" generally. In fact, the channel and creator might get banned.
But expressing hatred towards girls & women who defend sex-separated sports is now seen as wholly acceptable and justified on social media and in many IRL circles. In fact, it's being passed off as "progressive."
Whilst a few of the commenters on Vaush's video call him out - Yikes. The new misogyny, woke bro edition. Gross - most of the comments applaud him and his POV. One defends Vaush's tirade by saying, Criticism against women who are bigots isn't misogyny, its calling them for what they are. Hateful bxtches. [I had to remove the "i" from that word to get past the LRC censor]
This is so disappointing and incredibly disturbing. My mind naturally seeks out reasons this may have happened that aren't as sinister - that maybe it's easier to catch profanity in shorter videos so they get flagged more, or maybe it's because the profanity was subtitled in the first video...rather than come to the conclusion that they are merely censoring certain points of view despite showing the exact same content.
I thought the internet was supposed to liberate us and be the pinnacle of the free exchange of ideas.