What weird old trick is an internet hate group using to escape the ire of the SPLC? H*ck if I know.
If you know of any weird old tricks to get the SPLC to actually listen and respond to you please let me know because it’s not working for me and I even gave them money that one time. In the meantime, there’s a weird old trick to getting a bigoted second-wave has-been who runs a hate group to dox and harass you, and I am executing it right now! (Hint: it’s by writing this article!)
Cathy Brennan runs a hate group.
We’re not entirely sure what she does in her life that’s actually productive, because an awful lot of it seems to be creating massive sockpuppet networks and running multiple blogs for the sole purpose of naming and harassing trans women. Please, someone buy this woman a World of Warcraft subscription so she can do something productive with her time.
Mysteriously however, she evades scrutiny by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization dedicated to naming, shaming, and bankrupting hate groups.
This should be a shoe-in. Cathy Brennan contacts trans women’s doctors for the sole purpose of harassing and violating them, has been caught outing underage trans men to their school, and participates in juvenile, bigoted hazing despite being on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Oh yeah and lest we forget that time she wrote a letter to the UN imploring them to deny trans women necessary treatment or basic rights as human beings.
Friend of the Program Jason “lousycanuck” Thibeault has offered a possible piece of the puzzle as to why she evades having her hate group listed:
In case you're wondering why TERFs aren't a hate group yet… pic.twitter.com/CmkBhoigD0
— Jason Thibeault (@lousycanuck) March 2, 2014
Is this the entire picture? Possibly not, as a 1k donation is fairly pithy. Shit Reddit Says had a donation drive about a year ago where the top donation was more than Cathy’s, and never mind that I am to understand they have a huge endowment that pays all their operating expenses as it is.
As such, should the SPLC be accepting checks from the leader of a hate group? Sadly, I’m not too confident that they’ll do the right thing, given that they have been dragging their feet on doing the right thing and listing Cathy Brennan for the greater part of a year now with no response, positive or otherwise. Hopefully they’ll prove us wrong and cancel the check and list a known hate group.