Yesterday Ashley Love came here and left a comment that was so grossly insulting as to result in my barring her from commenting on this blog and my defriending her on Facebook.
You do not come to my house and personally insult me.
Perhaps your total lack of manners is a result of your growing up an over privileged brat.
To paraphrase Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind, “Frankly Ashley, I don’t give a damn.”
I have been forced to rethink our interactions over the past few years and have come to the conclusion that people like Bil Browning of Bilerico have your number.
You are so self-centered and vapid I doubt you were aware I had your number as early as when I defended you from Autumn Sandeen’s three part attack.
Actually Sandeen had your number and was right on the money in what she said about you.
Nonetheless I saw Autumn as bullying you and I came to your defense.
That was when you made your first mistake.
Instead of realizing I see myself as an underground journalist and not as your publicity agent you whined and pouted about my defense of you and my saying you had made mean and malicious comments regarding Autumn Sandeen.
I write what I honestly think and try to get my readers to follow stories I am following in the news. I am not a publicity agent dedicated to polishing the image of someone I consider both ignorant and arrogant.
The combination of ignorant and arrogant combined with self-confident and spoiled is a combination of the less than charming traits I see in so many millennials, the fucked up children of the Reagan era.
Poor Ashley Love… She just can’t help it. She makes mean, nasty, malicious comments about people because she is a mean nasty person.
An Airhead who thinks she is a leader when in point of fact she is an attention whore.
As I said others have her number too:
From Bilerico: October 25, 2011 OWS: Ashley Love Strikes Again
Over on n+1 there’s a report out of Occupy Wall Street and the problems they’ve had with a group of drummers who’ve been irritating other protestors and city officials with the noise at all hours. Buried in a missive about the ongoing negotiations with the drummers is this blind item about a transgender woman (emphasis mine) who’s bogging down the process so much that ” the board’s trust in the demonstrators to police themselves and keep their word may be broken beyond repair.”
Unfortunately there is one individual who is NOT a drummer but who claims to speak for the drummers who has been a deeply disruptive force, attacking the drumming rep during the GA and derailing his proposal, and disrupting the community board meeting, as well as the OWS community relations meeting. She has also created strife and divisions within the POC caucus, calling many members who are not ‘on her side’ “Uncle Tom”, “the 1%”, “Barbie” “not Palestinian enough” “Wall Street politicians” “not black enough” “sell-outs”, etc. People have been documenting her disruptions, and her campaign of misinformation, and instigations. She also has a documented history online of defamatory, divisive and disruptive behavior within the LGBT (esp. transgender) communities. Her disruptions have made it hard to have constructive conversations and productive resolutions to conflicts in a variety of forums in the past several days.
From The Gothamist: October 25, 2011 Occupy Wall Street To Request 4-Hour Drumming Schedule At Tonight’s CB 1 Meeting
While the issues of public defecation and police barricades creeped into the discussion, the CB 1 meeting was dominated by a search for compromise on drumming at Occupy Wall Street. Most everyone agreed that it should be limited to 2 hours a day, preferably from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. during rush hour. These were the terms agreed to by the committees and de facto OWS spokesman Han Shan. Yet the loud outbursts during the meeting by one woman were a portent: some drummers wouldn’t be reasoned with.
This protester, who identifies herself as Ashley Love, shouted “four hours!” several times while CB 1 members were speaking, to the anger and frustration of her peers sitting around her. One tugged on her sleeve, pleading her to stop before creating another impasse.
A “respected activist” who refused to be named described her to n+1 thusly:
Unfortunately there is one individual who is NOT a drummer but who claims to speak for the drummers who has been a deeply disruptive force, attacking the drumming rep during the GA and derailing his proposal, and disrupting the community board meeting, as well as the OWS community relations meeting. She has also created strife and divisions within the POC caucus, calling many members who are not ‘on her side’ “Uncle Tom”, “the 1%”, “Barbie” “not Palestinian enough” “Wall Street politicians” “not black enough” “sell-outs”, etc. People have been documenting her disruptions, and her campaign of misinformation, and instigations. She also has a documented history online of defamatory, divisive and disruptive behavior within the LGBT (esp. transgender) communities. Her disruptions have made it hard to have constructive conversations and productive resolutions to conflicts in a variety of forums in the past several days.Our reporter approached the drummers this afternoon around 1 p.m., and they were playing with gusto. “You can’t keep this fire I’ve got in me quiet,” said one drummer who declined to be named but noted that he was not with Pulse. “Throw me behind bars, I’ll make noise on those too.”
We’ll be there to see if Love, (who some OWS protesters believe is a media saboteur) interrupts the full board meeting again, and whether or not CB 1 will approve of drumming between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. If enough residents turn out to complain, the board’s trust in the demonstrators to police themselves and keep their word may be broken beyond repair.
During phone conversations with Ashley, I have often found myself appalled by her homophobia as well as her dismissal of the concerns of gay and lesbian people.
Further, she has on numerous occasions exhibited a dismissive attitude towards lesbian TS/TG sisters, almost a sort of heterosexist contempt towards our needs and concerns within the LGBT/T communities.
This carries over to a contempt for non-TG/TS lesbians and gay men. A sense of entitlement that views us as staff to be used to promote Ashley Love.
I grew up in a working class family. I was taught manners, including expressing gratitude to people who do me favors and who give me assistance.
I have been highly appreciative of the legal assistance I have seen GLAAD give a number of transsexual and transgender women over the last few years. I may disagree with their style guide, just as I disagree with many people in the TS/TG communities who insist TS/TG sisters and brothers only discuss their lives and experiences in politically correct approved terms.
As I said, I was raised with some manners even though many find me blunt and rude with writing that doesn’t shy away from the f-word.
I know better than to picket or demonstrate against an organization that is providing the legal muscle that is helping TS/TG people win important cases or in the case of Jenna Talackova, a high visibility case.
I know enough to say thank you.
When I call someone on the phone and their partner answers I don’t just rudely ask for the party I wish to speak to. I say hello and ask if I may please speak to the person I am trying to reach.
Over the last few months Ashley Love has become more and more involved with the HBS/Classic transsexual cult, a group of transsexuals, who for reasons invisible to outsiders see themselves as some sort of transsexual elite. Perhaps it is their clinging to some sort of ideology, but their belief in their specialness empowers them to call other transsexual women all sorts of nasty names.
Recently Ashley Love made contemptuous remarks about Jenna, as well as Janet Mock and Isis King.
Perhaps she is jealous of their being seen as credible spokes people while Ashley, who so desperately craves the attention that falls upon a leader is seen as a joke.
Perhaps the Jennifer Ushers of the world will make her their leader.