Hello everyone, its the leftie of the community here!
I just got done watching Contra's new video [Cringe] and I think you'll be interested in it, especially you Scarcella, as she calls out some friends of yours in a way which I personally think is quite... polite... for leftie circles but still with good criticism.
Its fairly long at 1hour 20min but the first half is just a description of "cringe" and its meaning and usage on the internet, as well as a few notable examples.
43:58 is where the real meat of it begins.
As a freethinking space I hope you enjoy this different perspective!
Also I hope that you're all staying safe and healthy during quarantine! <3
She discusses her discomfort with a section of the trans community (a thing you and others have talked about) but points out how this could be unhealthy. She then uses this lense to look at other youtubers (Calvin, Rose of Dawn and Blair) and their content. She does this while dressed up as a caricature of the group she feels uncomfortable with.
In my opinion (as a contra fan) her critique is a bit blunt as she doesn't actually suggest a path forward or judgement but I don't think that was the point of the video. I think it was a video meant to say "this exists and this is why and why it might be unhealthy" but not much more than that.
Likewise she doesn't substantiate every comment she makes but the video is already 1:23:18, and so thats already a monstrous task to make as it is.
(the picture is just contra)
Yay! So happy someone posted this! Rose of dawns response was great as well. Hoping Blaire and kalvin do a response
I think CP never means to really make a definitive point so much as share many perspectives. I do think here though she was providing a clear reason why cringe to her is an issue which is that it’s rooted in shame and need to distance oneself from shame. It’s difficult though bc of course I would have shame if people associated me with Jessica yaniv bc our representation of trans in media is so limited and up until recently has been wrongfully associated with predatory behavior
I knew that she had a debate video with Blair, that I didn't watch, so this is the first time I saw any of her video (and I did jump to the 43;00 point then til the end). I WANTED to be....contra.... to her, but she DID make some good points. I've been following Blair (what is with the Vanessa thing?) for a couple of years but I don't watch all of her videos (none of the Jessica Yaniv ones in particular) because I am just not interested in a lot of that content - from Blair or anyone. I will probably go watch a couple of Contra's videos just to get a better idea of her.
I will say this about 'transtrenders': I think they have been a problem, ARE a problem for the community at large, not because they give the transgender community a bad name but because they are bad for the greater society. They present a view that is not helpful to people desperate for information and understanding. My biggest problem with Riley was her POV - leftist ideology - rather than her appearance....which I was letting influence me too much.. I understood that I had the same opinion, and ultimately failure, of Riley. And it made me more aware of the fact that while I was not engaged in any effort to discredit, I agreed with such efforts.
Oh, and I don't care what others think about me so, zero cringe, TODAY. Lots of cringe about myself in the past - but about things I did, rather than who I was. We grow. Hopefully.
Thanks for the video post/link.