I was ahead of almost everyone but a few perceptive samizdat bloggers.You Tube is experiencing what can only be described as an identity crisis.Need to track a flight arrival or find airport parking?Find that perfect place to eat at your connecting terminal before your next flight departs?As one of a growing number of “skeptic” You Tube channels, who create politically charged videos that mostly revolve around decrying feminism and vaguely defined political correctness, Chris’s views aren’t as divisive as those possessed by the You Tubers he rubs shoulders with such as Sargon of Akkad, but they still aren’t congruous with the views Laci has expressed throughout her You Tube career.As such, the reveal of her relationship with him coinciding with her decision to reach out to those sharing his views has been widely criticized.Many manosphere commenters also strongly rejected any attempts to blame the manosphere for the killings, with one commenter writing that "His [Rodger] is a perfect case of someone who needed the red pill ... They provide a kind of locker room, a place where guys can gripe about all the bad things that are being done to them by women".Because it's somewhere he could come to vent, and be angry, and not have his pain be dismissed, ridiculed or ignored." Professor Michael Kimmel similarly opined "it would be facile to argue the manosphere ... Nicholas James Pell of paleoconservative site Taki's Magazine said that the manosphere "asks difficult questions and poses uncomfortable truths." Pell criticized a report by ABC News on the manosphere for not giving the topic "a fair shake" and concluded that "the men's-rights wing of the manosphere is distinguished by a class and refinement totally missing from the shrieking hysteria of modern feminist blogging".
Weidmann has written a popular online list of rules, "The 16 Commandments of Poon," described by pornographic film director Anna Arrowsmith as reading "like an adolescent list of desires and fears, as though representing two sides of the same coin, spoken by somebody with little or no dating experience".The site itself is struggling under the weight of a mass advertiser boycott, with its revenue plummeting and it adopting a heavy-handed approach to monetization in the process, affecting the bottom lines of its video makers.Many of these video makers are also finding themselves placed under an unfortunate spotlight, with the likes of Pew Die Pie and Jon Tron each making news headlines as a result of their divisive videos, creating a rift on the site in which creators now seemingly spend as much time discussing the drama surrounding its inner circle as they do anything else. One of You Tube’s most prominent feminists with 1.5 million subscribers, Laci Green’s videos were widely championed (and criticized) for her messages supporting inclusivity, sex positivity and her discussions surrounding feminist ideas and philosophies.’, in which she discussed that she would use her channel to offer an olive branch to You Tubers who may not share the same views as her, with her potentially moderating debates between prominent names who represent both sides of the political coin.In the video, Laci described how she was against “no-platforming” — the act of prohibiting someone from staging a public discussion in the belief that their views are harmful and will encourage hate — instead advocating that divergent opinions shouldn’t be driven “underground,” and should instead be discussed in the proper forum.