Detransitioner Laura Becker is accusing Etsy of yanking shirts and products from her shop that openly promote “detransitioning” because they claim the items violate their “Prohibited Items Policy.”
“Etsy has f***ed with me for the last time. After banning my ‘Funky Human Female’ shirts last month, I’ve now received notice that my ‘De-Trans Awareness’ and ‘Believe De-Transitioners—First Do No Harm’ shirts are removed,” Becker angrily tweeted. “This is my Final Warning before my store will be permanently banned. It is time to boycott Etsy. They do not support free speech, women, or medical trauma survivors. I’m not taking it. Share and boost. It’s a war now.”
Becker also tweeted out the notice from Etsy that her account was on the verge of being permanently suspended due to multiple violations of the company’s policy.
“As a reminder, Etsy prohibits any content that promotes, supports, or glorifies hatred or violence towards protected groups. This includes items or listings that that are demeaning or disparaging towards people based upon: race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation,” the email that Becker received from Etsy read.
Etsy has f-cked with me for the last time. After banning my ‘Funky Human Female’ shirts last month, I’ve now received notice that my ‘De-Trans Awareness’ and ‘Believe De-Transitioners—First Do No Harm’ shirts are removed.
This is my Final Warning before my store will… pic.twitter.com/wu8Z8rIm9r
— Laura Becker| Funk God (@FunkGodArtist) July 26, 2023
Evidently, Etsy has removed other items from the detransitioner’s online store. They took down some listings in June.
“One thing that triggered me to take my 1st Twitter break was that my Etsy store has started being targeted by TRAs. I received these harassing messages a day before most of my feminist listings were forcibly deactivated by Etsy for supposedly violating their policy,” she tweeted when that happened.
One thing that triggered me to take my 1st Twitter break was that my Etsy store has started being targeted by TRAs.
I received these harassing messages a day before most of my feminist listings were forcibly deactivated by Etsy for supposedly violating their policy. pic.twitter.com/EQ4StN3kXp
— Laura Becker| Funk God (@FunkGodArtist) June 26, 2023
One of those attacking Becker was a user named “Clammy Sammy.” She was savaged for being a detransitioner.
“Detrasitioners [sic] are misguided fools. It’s their fault they ruined their bodies. Trans people have nothing to do with them… be better nazi scum,” one message viciously stated, according to Fox News.
“Don’t show them evil lest you become it. If you’re detransitioning that’s valid but don’t blame doctors for your foolish choices. You are making the world a more bitter place by producing bigoted merchandise. Find peace,” another person told her.
If trans people were really so marginalized, victimized, and discriminated against, then why are there dozens of trans artists’s products still up on Etsy while they are removing De-trans Awarenss items? #BoycottEtsy
— Laura Becker| Funk God (@FunkGodArtist) July 27, 2023
Becker noted that she had reported the vile messages and the nixing of her items as “Discrimination Based on Gender Identity and Disability.” She evidently got a message back but Etsy did not cop to removing her listings.
“A generic response with no actual reference to the content of the hate messages. 0 addressing of the listings being removed after being targeted by this person. This is the message I sent following up asking for clarification. Now we wait and see if they’ll actually address the listings being removed and specify why,” she tweeted.
A generic response with no actual reference to the content of the hate messages. 0 addressing of the listings being removed after being targeted by this person. This is the message I sent following up asking for clarification. Now we wait and see if they’ll actually address the… pic.twitter.com/arnq328EzV
— Laura Becker| Funk God (@FunkGodArtist) June 27, 2023
Becker told Fox News Digitial in a statement that “As a public de-transitioner, artist, writer, and speaker, I created a ‘De-Trans Awareness’ collection of apparel and home goods to support medical ethics and those harmed by gender medicine. Etsy has removed these products in my ‘Funk God’ store for violating their policy without explanation.”
“I am disheartened that my art and message is being censored, and that Etsy is not supporting their small businesses. Etsy’s caviler [sic] removal has affected my livelihood and is an alarming precedent for free speech,” she added.
The detransitioner had a documentary called “No Way Back: The Reality of Gender-Affirming Care” pulled from AMC Theaters after an LGBTQ activist group called the Queer Trans Project whined to the company, which then proceeded to abruptly cancel screenings of the movie.
— BizPac Review (@BIZPACReview) June 23, 2023
“I think it’s incredibly dangerous to set this precedent of suppressing free speech, suppressing viewpoints that basically are just unpopular or difficult to deal with,” Becker told “Fox & Friends” in an interview that took place in June.
Becker announced on Thursday that she is attempting to bypass Etsy by setting up her own store online.
“I am currently working on setting up a store on my website. It will take some time to get all the products up, but I am starting with the banned feminist and de-trans awareness merch! Stay tuned for when you can get funky stuff without censorship!” she wrote.
I am currently working on setting up a store on my website. It will take some time to get all the products up, but I am starting with the banned feminist and de-trans awareness merch!
Stay tuned for when you can get funky stuff without censorship!
— Laura Becker| Funk God (@FunkGodArtist) July 27, 2023
Etsy is “confusing” Becker. On Friday, the company reportedly put back up four of her previously prohibited items which are available for purchase. But she still hasn’t had an explanation for what is going on or if she is about to be banned.
It is confusing what is going on with Etsy. I checked my store today and all 4 items are back up. I haven’t gotten any additional correspondence from them. I am not sure if there is a delay in the removal and ban process, but my 2 Funky Human Female shirts are still deactivated.…
— Laura Becker| Funk God (@FunkGodArtist) July 28, 2023
#BoycottEtsy is trending:
Wow @Etsy you absolute fascist hypocrites. You don’t REALLY have a policy against discrimination and violence, you just have a policy against actual real women standing for our RIGHTS. #BoycottEtsy is legit. I won’t be signing up like I had planned. https://t.co/omZUbNyJW4
— Elle (@baxterandjack) July 28, 2023
— Herstory – destroy the cage (@eilidhfife) July 26, 2023
Just a little reminder this Etsy sells all of these products embracing violence against feminist women, gay men, & anyone that is even slightly critical these ideologies.
They ban items that say “adult human female” as “hate speech”.
Etsy clearly has ZERO… pic.twitter.com/t5fBdNTXaE
— Ty’s Tough Talk️ (@toughtalkty) July 28, 2023
— Angel K *Agent 26868* (@dabooboo38) July 27, 2023
Etsy is selling ‘Punch a TERF’ and other trans merchandise depicting weaponry on trans flags that encourages violence, but found simple ‘detransitioner awareness’ tee-shirts to be ‘harmful?’ I’m so done with Etsy! So done!
— 1984 (@healthy_pooper) July 28, 2023
I can’t buy jewellery supplies from Etsy today because apparently #BoycottEtsy . A seller had all her listings like the one on the LEFT removed, but sellers are pushing the ones on the right which, in Etsy world, are OK? Advocating violence towards women. #GoWoke pic.twitter.com/HXj25DWOyy
— RoseofLancs (@Rose_of_Lancs) July 27, 2023
Why does Etsy support murder as long as it’s sick, perverted LGBTQ reprobates threatening people? pic.twitter.com/B0WFu42vev
— Anna Maria Perez⭐ (@A_M_Perez) July 27, 2023
@Etsy I’m going to need someone to explain how a “Believe Detransitioners” shirt was removed for hate/violence but these are fine. The knife dripping with “terf” blood. The gun poised to fire on anyone who doesn’t “respect pronouns.” #BoycottEtsy pic.twitter.com/9DF1P5etDJ
— Pippi Longshanks (@pippilongshanks) July 27, 2023
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