Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is known for railing against any number of populations — transgender people, gun control activists, government workers (the “deep state”), and pretty much anyone who’s a liberal, a centrist, or even a mainstream conservative. But he has a particular and very sinister obsession with lesbians, as documented in a new Media Matters report.
The watchdog group has compiled video of Jones and various guests on The Alex Jones Show and his Infowars site disparaging lesbians for their supposed appearance and suggesting that women become lesbians because of a “bad experience with men in their life” or because they want to be physically abused and can’t get a man to do it — or they want to be the abuser.
“Jones shows no qualms about trivializing traumatic issues like child abuse when he asserts that women become lesbians because ‘daddy beat her up,’” Media Matters reports. “He has also used violent imagery to describe romantic and sexual relationships between women.”
“Most of these butch lesbians, they want to be the guy smackin’ the hot chick around,” Jones says in one clip.
“Beneath his rhetoric lie toxic elements of misogyny and male supremacy. Jones claims that lesbians ‘want all the women for themselves,’ which both implies that men are entitled to women and that women are not autonomous beings with the capacity to make their own decisions about which individuals they choose as partners,” Media Matters notes, adding, “Jones’ rhetoric could have the effect of poisoning his audiences’ perceptions of the queer female community, by directly pushing for the further marginalization of a minority that continues to fight for equality under the law.”
But according to Jones and his cohorts, lesbians are politically powerful. Those joining Jones in misogynistic rants include Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes, gay conservative troll Milo Yiannopoulos, and Infowars contributor Owen Shroyer. “Why does this tiny population, this tiny group of sexless depressed old chubby dykes, control so much of the political narrative?” McInnes says in one segment.
Read more here, and watch the compilation below, if you dare.