Laci Green

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Laci Green (born 1989) is an atheist vlogger, sex educator[1], and feminist [2] from California, otherwise known as GoGreen18.

She has also joined Discovery Networks' DNews science vlog as one of three presenters discussing general science. Also has a show funded and produced by MTV called Braless, discussing a variety of feminine issues.[3]

At the current date this has been written, Laci's main YouTube account has over 1.5 million subscribers [4], while her other channel Gogreen18 account has 50,000 subscribers and is currently dead[5]. She takes a very informal approach in her videos and occasionally includes bits of sketch comedy to illustrate her points.

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[edit] Video content

According to her Gogreen18 account, her earlier videos dealt with theology, atheism, and her transition from Mormonism to atheism. However, as time went on, her videos became less about atheism and religion and more centered around relationships, women, and sex according to Gogreen18's description[6]

Hi, I'm Laci! I'm an atheist and secular humanist.

[...] When I was a teenager, I made the transition from mormonism to atheism. These are the videos I made during that period of my life. They are a symbol of my growth, here for reflection, discussion, and because I know they have helped people in similar struggles. I don't make videos about religion anymore, and in fact, I don't really talk about it much at all. My 23 year old self has different thoughts about religion than my 18 year old self. These days, I prefer to focus on the EFFECTS of my experience with religion: self-loathing, sexism, sex negativity, rampant scientific illiteracy, lack of critical thinking, cut throat individualism, and apathy toward social injustice. I focus on these facets of our culture and my experience through my social justice project called "Sex+". To keep up with this project, visit youtube.com/lacigreen!

She has a significant audience of teenagers, a point brought home in January 2012 when someone flagged her video about the clitoris[7] as 18+ (a decision that led to mass outrage and YouTube removing the flag).

[edit] Persecution

Because of her being one of the most rational leftists and feminsts, Laci has attracted quite a lot of hate on the Internet.

[edit] Death Threats

Laci publicly answered a question on On July 6th, 2012, that stated the following:

Hi Laci. Why do you use the word “tranny” in your video about Haters from 2009? (The one talking about Miley Cyrus, Fred, and Chris Crocker). You really shouldn’t be using that word as a cis girl and it’s really disappointing for the people who look up to you.
—honeyedlife[8]

Laci answered with the following:

Probably because I was 18 and ignorant. You are totally right and I sincerely apologize for my mistake. Before I educated myself about trans issues I had not the slightest inkling of how the word is used to dehumanize nor its place in the cycle of violence against transfolk. Now I have seen people hurt by it and seen it used as a nasty slur. Words have power, and “tranny” is not a word for anybody but transfolk themselves to use because only they can reclaim it. If I knew that was in a video, it would have been long long ago removed. Consider it banished forever.
—Laci Green[9]

Fans on her tumblr responded calmly, rationally, and politically correctly by sending her death threats and hate because justice is all about that. Later, Laci posted on her blog stating she would be taking a break from Tumblr after receiving violent threats and pictures of her apartment.

hey peeps,

i am going to be taking a break from tumblr. i’m not sure how long. i have been getting a slew of people (who i can only guess are from “social justice” tumblr) telling me to kill myself, making violent threats, sending me my home address they somehow found. my inbox this morning was graced with pictures of my apartment building.

i honestly have no words.

love you all.

lace
—Laci Green[10]

Ironically, the haters wouldn't have known about her slip up if it weren't for her publicly apologizing for it. Considering the massive amount of threats, it's not very surprising that she later revealed she went through depression in the past. [11]

[edit] Persecution by theists

She's been criticized for being anti-Islam and anti-Mormon; while both of these things are technically true (she is, after all, an outspoken atheist), her family background includes both Mormonism and Islam, and she has had negative experiences with both, citing their piss-poor track record on women's rights. Her opponents try to use as "proof" that she is a misandrist.

Worth noting is the courtier's reply-ness of the criticism, ignoring the fact that as an atheist, she doesn't believe YHWH/Allah exists to begin with, rendering the Qur'an, the Hadith, and the huge body of Islamic apologetics irrelevant for her purposes.

[edit] Persecution by others

Being an outspoken feminist and leftist, she has attracted a ridiculous amount of harassment, abuse and general -- often by other atheists who think she isn't as rational as they are. EG:[12]

Today our Idiot is Laci Green, a self-described “public sex educator” and a prominent critic of GamerGate. Naturally this means she is a raging SJW and she apparently considers women shaving their armpits to be some kind of gross conspiracy hatched by the Patriarchy and thus refuses to do it on the off chance that she may be doing the bidding of a man.

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