Saying that the liberal press gave a pass to JY is just factually incorrect. They didn’t even know who she is, and when I popped her name into Google, alt-news sites were the first to serve me results. Trans activists that are lauded by the mainstream media are folks like Ellen Murray, Corey Rae, Natalie Wynn, showbiz staples like Laverne Cox… Jessica Yaniv is almost nowhere to be found in these conversations. Blaire White used her as a punchline more than anything. The fact that I, the story’s writer —given my familiarity with the online activism space — didn’t know much about JY before Blaire brought her up should be enough proof that the whole kerfuffle is just an elaborate ruse.
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