4chan plans genocide against transgender women

 

4chans sub board known as /pol/ (a well known ultra right reactionary sub board) has publicly and outright stated plans to drive transgender people (particularly trans women) to suicide and stated we should be “rounded up and slaughtered like cattle”.

They have also made indications they aim to align with trans exclusionary radical feminists.

I call upon all of you to send emails to 4chans owner and operator Christopher Poole (aka moot) to shut down the sub board /pol/ and deny this hate group a platform.

Email template for those who need one.

mailto:moot@4chan.org

Dear Mr. Poole.

We as members of the transgender community implore you to shut down the 4chan board known as /pol/

As enclosed in this screen shot http://i.imgur.com/k91LSJI.jpg you can see they are using your platform to plan genocide against transgender people, who already have a very high rate of suicide attempts. They plan to incite vulnerable transgender people to end their lives, and have outright stated and end goal to see us “rounded up and slaughtered like cattle”. They are using your platform to organize lethal attacks against our vulnerable community.

In light of the incident of David Kalac we take these threats very seriously.

We know you don’t wish the extermination of transgender people and ask you to demonstrate this by denying this hate group a platform.

Signed [your name]

I implore each and every one of you to send an email, share this post, write your own articles and contact your allies to aid in this. I don’t care what kind of differences we have with each other, this is a threat to all of our lives and we must be united in fighting it. Set aside your differences for now, I will do the same.

Make no mistake this will cause backlash, even of the board shuts down, they will likely migrate somewhere else to organize, this is a war. This will be a long fight and they will not give up easily. But the alternative is allowing them to end our lives and the lives of our trans siblings.

This is only the start, we must set aside our arguments for our common survival. They have declared war on each and every single one of us.

Together we can survive.

Together we can thrive.

Together we can stop them.

11 thoughts on “4chan plans genocide against transgender women

  1. margaret mccarroll

    feminists do not believe in violence – this is a central tenet of feminism – please do not participate in spreading lies – if 4chan has suggested such activities, these would never be supported by feminists and to suggest so is an outright lie

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      1. M

        TERFs are certainly violent but i really don’t think they’d join forces with a bunch of cis straight men who preach sexism on a daily if not hourly basis

        /pol/ is kidding itself

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  4. Anne Dalum

    Dear admin of 4chan,

    I hope you will take the threats from the right-wing extreme group, /pol/, against trans women seriously. Please close that board down so that trans women can feel safe in the group, and so that they can’t plan and inspire attacks.
    Best regards,
    Anne.

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  5. Jacques

    Why only write this for members of the trans community? Don’t you think others might be supportive as well? Don’t isolate the community.

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  6. Christine H

    Sorry for the thread necromancy, but have you reported this hate group to the Southern Poverty Law Centre? I know they try to keep track of such things.

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