According to reports, several stores on Etsy offer potentially violent goods with transgender themes.
The online marketplace is a popular venue for the purchase and sale of antique and handcrafted goods, but it also has a wide variety of things that seem to be direct threats against anyone who does not share the seller’s gender ideology.
A report describes a banner reading “Armed queers bash back” featuring the Progress Pride banner with an image of an AK-47 assault weapon.
T-shirts with the message “Respect my pronouns or yours will be was/were” have been sold online.
On one garment, the words “Protect Trans Kids” are accompanied by an image of three daggers.
An image of a cat wielding a knife and the words “Respect gender pronouns or I will identify as a problem” appear on a bumper sticker.
The report shows there have been thousands of sales at some of the stores selling violent-themed items. One store reportedly boasts sales of almost 19,000 items.
You may find a handful of like items on Amazon.
Much more violent language may be found in less-visited parts of the web, but now such examples have made it to Etsy.
Reports show that six people were killed last month when a transgender opened fire at a Nashville Christian school last month in Tennessee.
The gunman, Audrey Hale, was a previous pupil, and her resentment may have been a factor in her actions, as suggested by statements made by Nashville police.
Considering how some advocates of gender ideology see criticism as a kind of violence, it’s not surprising that some of them consider retaliation.
Chief John Drake of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has said that two of the three firearms Audrey Hale was carrying were lawfully acquired in the Nashville region.
According to Drake, the police have been in touch with Audrey Hale’s father to glean further information.
Katie Hobbs, the Democrat Governor of Arizona, had dismissed her press secretary after she tweeted advocating for the use of deadly force against so-called “transphobes.”