Talk:Rachel Haywire

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On December 18 2018 Gennady Stolyarov opened a petition to end Rachel being blacklisted from the movement:

Trigger Warnings and Stalking

Matt Forney speaks of destroying someone's reputation via Google which he did as a part of his attack on the Trigger Warnings venture.

Chatting with Rachel, she says the allegations of arson were from a stalker, Jason Christopher "Raymond Johnson" Hughes documented here and here . Stalking activity included the untrue allegations of arson:

She states the trigger warnings financial issues alleged were simply a misunderstanding around a failed startup

Rachel says she'll publish her side of the story soon.

Alt-right association

Rachel has left the neo reactionary movement and has not been involved with Michael Anissimov for some time

Deku-shrub (talk) 15:13, 18 December 2018 (CST)

An example of something Haywire wrote in April 2013 in explicit support of the Alt Right:
David W. Wood (talk) 14:59, 8 January 2020 (CST)


Various members of Humanity+ have fallen out with her.

Some evidence of this is captured here (also contains stalker activity):


Very interesting, thank you for the fieldwork, Deku-Shrub. Some of this should be incorporated into the article to give a fuller picture of the state of affairs surrounding her candidacy. I plan to come back and do just that when I have time. Delton (talk) 14:50, 16 July 2019 (CDT)

Remove uncited sections

In 2011 Haywire also started a crowdfunding campaign for her 'Extreme Futurists' project on the website Kickstarter. The project received over three hundred spam comments; in response, Kickstarter closed the project, and threatened to permanently ban Haywire from the Kickstarter platform. After Haywire's case attracted substantial media attention, Kickstarter apologized to Haywire, and said that it was not Kickstarter's policy to block projects which might be subject to abuse from third parties. However, Kickstarter did not update their community guidelines or terms of service in response to the incident, and these guidelines had no mention of comment spam or victims of cyberstalking. The technology magazine Digital Trends compared Haywire's harassment on Kickstarter to the harassment faced by feminist writer and cultural critic Anita Sarkeesian, who has also funded her advocacy projects through the website.

Humanity+: In 2012 Haywire joined Humanity+. She was mistakenly given the access to write for the H+ online magazine by an editor without the approval of the Board. When the Board did allow an opportunity for her to work for the magazine, her writings became controversial and she was removed. She ran for a seat on the Board in April of 2013. Her behavior on the Board were such that by June of 2013 she became ineligible to serve and was removed in September 2013. Since then, Humanity+ has had no association with Ms. Haywire.[citation needed]

@Blreitze please add citations Deku-shrub (talk) 09:51, 8 January 2020 (CST)

There are some problems with the "Humanity+" summary above. The 2013 Humanity+ Board election result was announced in February, so the April date is wrong. In September 2013 it wasn't the case that Haywire was removed from the Board; she resigned, claiming disappointment that other Board members weren't sufficiently active in supporting the projects she wanted to do. From June 2013 to September 2013, she took no part in any Board correspondence. It was said at the time that she was "hiding from a cyberstalker". Board members were willing to give her the benefit of the doubt, and awaited her return. I speak from knowledge of Humanity+ Board discussion at the time, and from reviewing parts of the Humanity+ Members Yahoo discussion group which were leaked onto a public part of the web. The fact that these facts differ from some elements of the "Humanity+" summary make me unsure about the credibility of the rest of that summary. David W. Wood (talk) 14:46, 8 January 2020 (CST)