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Fake Lesbians All the Way Down
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
TextText
Blogger in trouble!
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
#FreeAmina
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Timeline
2011
June
6
Amina
abducted
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Amina who?
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Timeline
2011
June
6
Amina
abducted
Feb
Amina
blog
begins
April
...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Suspicion
No word from family
No one has met her
No confirmation ...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
The story unfolds
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
The story within the story
Amanda Lynn McClure
Pattern recogniti...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Digression!
Plain Layne,“bisexual info-waif”, 2003
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Layne = Odin
Also,Acanit fromThe Sex
Pistols Are Alive and Well ...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
SXSWi talk on “fictional bloggers” and hoaxes
2007
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Back to Amina!
Mutability of the story
Her identity is the story
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
No, really,Amina WHO?
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Amina’s girlfriend
(Amina’s *Internet* girlfriend)
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Timeline
2011
June
6
Amina
abducted
Feb
Amina
blog
begins
April
...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Guilt (mine)
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Text
I declare my skepticism
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Boom!
The Internet explodes. Into my inbox.
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Amina is popular and cute!
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
But wait, those photos are stolen
from a woman in London named J...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Timeline
2011
June
6
Amina
abducted
Feb
Amina
blog
begins
April
...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Emails from Amy
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Mutant Teenage Lesbian Turtles
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
IRC Married!
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Amina on mailing lists
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Sockpuppet techniques
Argue with yourself
And agree with yoursel...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Suspect #1:Who talks with Amina?
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Role playing gamer!
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Scott’s Xmas card
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Timeline
2011
Amina’s Gay Girl
in Damascus
blog starts
201020092...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Internet Sleuths Gather
And a bunch of
Actual Lesbian
Bloggers w...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
The Amina Entity
Amina2007
Amina2011
threefoldamina
aminaarraf
R...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Amy, the Unreliable Narrator
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Theories within theories
Nested stories
Long hypothetical narrat...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Disabled?
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Trans + closeted?
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Long earnest emails
I meant it all, but this is how I felt.
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
LezGetReal:A Gay Girl’sView on the World
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Amina is Tom MacMaster
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
And maybe his wife Britta Froelicher, post doc in Syrian
Studies...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
A Terrible Phone Call
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Paula Brooks quoted extensively in WaPo
Has Amina’s IP number
De...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Queen of the Surf Pirates
Sammy the surf dog, Lots of horrible p...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
The Lesbiatopia drama
Paula writes to:
Renee
Heather
LesbianMomm...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Who is real in LezGetReal
Investigating the other associates
Lin...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Timeline
2011
Amina’s Gay Girl
in Damascus
blog starts
201020092...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Paula Brooks is Bill Graber from Ohio
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
The Internet Explodes Again
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Fallout
Fauxpologies
Justifications - hoaxes brought
attention to...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Why did we listen to Amina?
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
Bad Allies
When someone says they’re speaking for the voiceless,...
Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
This is why marginalized people lose their histories
They’re dro...
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  1. 1. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down
  2. 2. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry TextText Blogger in trouble!
  3. 3. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
  4. 4. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry #FreeAmina
  5. 5. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
  6. 6. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Timeline 2011 June 6 Amina abducted
  7. 7. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Amina who?
  8. 8. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Timeline 2011 June 6 Amina abducted Feb Amina blog begins April My father the hero
  9. 9. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Suspicion No word from family No one has met her No confirmation of Amina’s existence in the U.S. No reason for the cousin to lie
  10. 10. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry The story unfolds
  11. 11. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry The story within the story Amanda Lynn McClure Pattern recognition
  12. 12. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Digression! Plain Layne,“bisexual info-waif”, 2003
  13. 13. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Layne = Odin Also,Acanit fromThe Sex Pistols Are Alive and Well and Living in Sohatsenango, Iranian-American-Kenyan TV journalist blogger and impish bisexual, 2000-2001 The Plain Layne Hoax
  14. 14. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry SXSWi talk on “fictional bloggers” and hoaxes 2007
  15. 15. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Back to Amina! Mutability of the story Her identity is the story
  16. 16. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry No, really,Amina WHO?
  17. 17. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Amina’s girlfriend (Amina’s *Internet* girlfriend)
  18. 18. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Timeline 2011 June 6 Amina abducted Feb Amina blog begins April My father the hero June 7 * State Dept. inquiry * acarvin’s question * Sanda Bagaria comes forward * I post doubts
  19. 19. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Guilt (mine)
  20. 20. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
  21. 21. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Text I declare my skepticism
  22. 22. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Boom! The Internet explodes. Into my inbox.
  23. 23. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Amina is popular and cute!
  24. 24. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry But wait, those photos are stolen from a woman in London named Jelena
  25. 25. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Timeline 2011 June 6 Amina abducted Feb Amina blog begins April My father the hero June 7 * State Dept. inquiry * acarvin’s question * Sanda Bagaria comes forward * I post doubts June 8 * Jelena photos * AmyYoung emails * Amanda McClure * Email lists * Electronic Intifada *Everyone’s brain explodes! May Amina goes into hiding Sandra Bagaria calls Amina’s phone
  26. 26. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Emails from Amy
  27. 27. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Mutant Teenage Lesbian Turtles
  28. 28. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry IRC Married!
  29. 29. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Amina on mailing lists
  30. 30. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Sockpuppet techniques Argue with yourself And agree with yourself! Either way, you become more important.
  31. 31. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Suspect #1:Who talks with Amina?
  32. 32. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Role playing gamer!
  33. 33. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Scott’s Xmas card
  34. 34. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Timeline 2011 Amina’s Gay Girl in Damascus blog starts 20102009200820072006 Jennnifer Cheyenne “dies” 20052004 AmyLynn/ Cheyenne/ Andrea/ brother drama Amina talks about her imaginary life as Amanda Lynn McClure Amina begins posting to alternate- history list Jasmine from Pakistan blogs and comments Paula Brooks emails, chats with Amina Amina stops posting in alt- history Various activists Facebook- friend Amina Amina posts on queer-jihad
  35. 35. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Internet Sleuths Gather And a bunch of Actual Lesbian Bloggers who shall remain nameless Ben Ali Andy Esther
  36. 36. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry The Amina Entity Amina2007 Amina2011 threefoldamina aminaarraf Rania Ismail Amanda Lynn(e) McClure (Davis) Jennifer Cheyenne Williams (Davis) Kimberly Dakota (Davis) Andrea (Brittney Williams) Bi/Lesbian, bad poetry, endless drama, multilingual, multiple ethnicities jasmine from pakistan Andrea’s brother littleamylynn
  37. 37. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Amy, the Unreliable Narrator
  38. 38. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Theories within theories Nested stories Long hypothetical narratives presented as lightly fictionalized dialogues
  39. 39. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Disabled?
  40. 40. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Trans + closeted?
  41. 41. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Long earnest emails I meant it all, but this is how I felt.
  42. 42. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
  43. 43. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry LezGetReal:A Gay Girl’sView on the World
  44. 44. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Amina is Tom MacMaster
  45. 45. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry And maybe his wife Britta Froelicher, post doc in Syrian Studies, too (but probably not, given all the soft core porn Amina wrote)
  46. 46. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry A Terrible Phone Call
  47. 47. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Paula Brooks quoted extensively in WaPo Has Amina’s IP number Deaf lesbian surfer, mom of twins, 3rd grade teacher Meanwhile, Paula *who*?
  48. 48. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Queen of the Surf Pirates Sammy the surf dog, Lots of horrible poetry about surfing, twin babies, local politics
  49. 49. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry The Lesbiatopia drama Paula writes to: Renee Heather LesbianMommy LezziMom GeekPornGirl CJ Every other lesbian blogger around
  50. 50. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Who is real in LezGetReal Investigating the other associates Linda Bridgette Melanie They all speak to Paula only over IM, email, or through her dad “Bill” (The Major)
  51. 51. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Timeline 2011 Amina’s Gay Girl in Damascus blog starts 20102009200820072006 Jennnifer Cheyenne “dies” 20052004 AmyLynn/ Cheyenne/ Andrea/ brother drama Amina talks about her imaginary life as Amanda Lynn McClure Amina begins posting to alternate- history list Jasmine from Pakistan blog Paula Brooks emails, chats with Amina Amina stops posting in alt- history Various activists Facebook- friend Amina Paula writes for Lesbiatopia, emails every internet lesbian ever gives birth to twins LezGetReal splits from Lesbiatopia Paula starts Queen of the Surf Pirates Paula’s wife Debbie dies from breast cancer Paula moves to DC Tom MacMaster posts to alternate- history list
  52. 52. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Paula Brooks is Bill Graber from Ohio
  53. 53. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry The Internet Explodes Again
  54. 54. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Fallout Fauxpologies Justifications - hoaxes brought attention to “the issues” Syrian bloggers, news sources went quiet for weeks GLBT activists in Mid East had to question their own security, who knew who in person
  55. 55. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Why did we listen to Amina?
  56. 56. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
  57. 57. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry
  58. 58. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry Bad Allies When someone says they’re speaking for the voiceless, I reach for my gun
  59. 59. Fake Lesbians All the Way Down The Story 2012 - Liz Henry This is why marginalized people lose their histories They’re drowned out by the fake stories Our real stories are too dangerous to tell in public so the false stories, so much more palatable, trump them Our histories are often preserved in baroque eddies, backwaters, hidden pockets, obscure corners We are struggling to preserve complexity so that difficult stories stay alive

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