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Lauren Chen

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Lauren Chen, better known as Roaming Millennial, is a Canadian YouTube blogger and BlazeTV host who promotes right-wing talking points.

As of November 2018, Chen's Youtube channel had over 300k subscribers and 24 million views.[1]

Views on racial oppression[edit]

In a video titled "People of Color: You Are Not Oppressed", Chen claims that people of color are not oppressed. Her video contained numerous logical fallacies, which were noticed by many of her critics.[2][3]

Support for the alt-right[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Alt-right

Chen believes that "some of [the alt-right] is OK" and has welcomed white nationalists like Tara McCarthy[4] and Richard Spencer[5][6][7] to appear on her channel. However, she vehemently denies being alt-right herself.[8]

Racism[edit]

Despite claiming that people of color are not oppressed in her video "People of Color: You Are Not Oppressed", Chen has herself been the victim of racism for being half-Asian. People on the alt-right have attacked Chen for her mixed-race heritage, an example being one person describing her as "a half breed having issues with identity".[9] Furthermore, Chen has complained about her parents having to deal with prejudice for being an interracially married couple, in a tweet that was apparently an attempt to refute Elizabeth Warren's Native American ancestry.[10]

Views on gender[edit]

Chen is an antifeminist and has made several videos critical of modern feminism[11], believing it is against family values. She accepts the identity of binary trans people, but not non-binary people, referring to them with the derisive term "transtrenders".[12] She approaches trans issues from the viewpoint of transmedicalism and believes human brains are inherently gendered. To support this point, she cited the work of highly controversial psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa, whose work has been heavily criticized and accused of being pseudoscientific. Chen has also made a video in which she promoted the pseudoscientific concept of rapid onset gender dysphoria. In this video, Chen more or less claims that "SOCIAL MEDIA IS TURNING THE FRIGGIN' KIDS TRANS!" However, all evidence for the existence of ROGD is one hilariously bad "study" which, among other things, didn't include said kids. Zinnia Jones has criticized the myth of "rapid onset gender dysphoria" in greater detail.[13]

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