An “anti-feminist” YouTuber who believes ladies shouldn’t have the correct to vote and divorce must be unlawful has been dubbed the “feminine Andrew Tate”.
Hannah Pearl Davis, 26, who goes by “Pearl”, has amassed greater than 1.5 million followers for her conservative views, with clips of her inflammatory remarks usually going viral on Twitter and TikTok in current months.
Her reputation on-line elevated following the arrest of Tate in Romania on intercourse trafficking prices in December.
Tate, 36, who grew to become one of many world’s most well-known influencers for sharing his controversial views on-line, had been a visitor on her channel shortly earlier than he was taken into custody.
Since then her YouTube following has elevated from 960,000 subscribers to 1.54 million, in accordance to SocialBlade.
Davis additionally had 930,000 followers on TikTok previous to being banned in August final yr “for telling the reality about feminism”.
“Why do all of those large corporations censor one aspect however they don’t censor the opposite?” she stated in a video on the time.
“Males have points, I’m not saying they don’t, however it’s not a good dialog if just one aspect will get to talk. We’ve heard about males’s points the final 20 years, however ladies don’t take heed to males. Feminists don’t wish to have the dialog as a result of it makes them look dangerous. Something that places ladies in a foul mild, it’s taken down, it’s censored.”
Davis is initially from Chicago, Illinois, the place she grew up with 9 siblings and her dad and mom, software program entrepreneurs Dan and Jennifer Davis, in response to Insider.
Paradoxically, her mom was as soon as on the board of administrators for UN Ladies USA, a charity that helps the gender-equality applications of the United Nations.
She now lives in London the place she gained some preliminary success filming road interviews, and now hosts a YouTube speak present referred to as The Pregame in addition to creating viral video content material reminiscent of tongue-in-cheek “whiteboard” shows.
She joined YouTube in 2020 however her reputation solely took off in Might 2022, when her more and more edgy content material noticed her subscriber depend skyrocket from 25,000 to greater than half one million in six months.
In whole her YouTube movies have generated greater than 781 million views, whereas on Twitter movies with the hashtag #justpearlythings have been seen greater than 300 million occasions.
She advised Insider earlier this yr that she was influenced by watching movies of fashionable right-wing figures like The Every day Wire founder Ben Shapiro and economist Thomas Sowell throughout faculty.
Davis has since teamed up with supervisor Coby DeVito, a former colleague of Shapiro at The Every day Wire.
Whereas she denies exaggerating her opinions for clicks, Davis clearly enjoys producing controversy.
“Lots of people assume I’m insane as a result of I don’t assume ladies ought to vote,” she stated in a Twitter video this week which has been seen 860,000 occasions. “If something that is most likely my most excessive opinion.”
She went on to elucidate that she “got here to this conclusion” as a result of she needed to know “why males have been so offended about ladies”.
“Once I began researching these items it was fairly simple to determine why — 90 % of girls have been on contraception, one out of three ladies has had an abortion, one out of three ladies has an STD, the common physique depend is over 5, 95 per cent of girls should not virgins on their wedding ceremony day — so I perceive these complaints,” she stated.
Davis then claimed that “the courts, the authorized system, all of society is principally pandering and simping for girls”, citing examples reminiscent of funds for single moms.
“When you pay ladies to be horrible, then you definately’re most likely going to have extra horrible ladies,” she stated.
“The problem is that the politicians, the one means they will get elected, the ladies vote for them. The rationale we will’t see a change in these legal guidelines … is as a result of they received’t be re-elected. Does each particular person deserve the correct to vote? As a result of primarily we now have a society the place males are simply paying for girls’s dangerous choices.”
In one other video this week, seen 2.6 million occasions, Davis recommended “exterior of copy, society would perform effective with out ladies”. “If ladies stopped working tomorrow I feel we’d have a rise in effectivity, not a lower,” she stated.
“The issue is we now have all these ladies that assume they’re doing greater than they’re as a result of they’re scorching and so they earn money off of being scorching, and so they’re backed by the federal government.”
In different viral clips on TikTok, Davis argues a lady doesn’t “deserve a man that makes six figures when you’re overweight”, that it’s a lady’s fault if her companion cheats, and that males must be allowed to hit ladies again.
“Quite a lot of you guys are shitty wives,” she stated in a single video. “You don’t prepare dinner on your man, you belittle him, you nag on him on a regular basis. You don’t deal with him like a person.”
Clips of Davis showing on different podcasts have additionally circulated extensively, together with a debate with YouTuber Ethan Klein over slavery and divorce rights. “I feel we must always ban divorce,” she stated.
“I simply assume that if you wish to depart, you simply shouldn’t get married. You recognize, as a result of marriage is meant to be for higher or for worse, in illness and in well being, for richer or for poorer, it’s not speculated to be after I really feel like leaving. The vast majority of divorces now it’s simply when the lady seems like leaving.”
Davis, nonetheless, insists she shouldn’t be a misogynist.
“Misogyny is the hatred of girls,” she advised Insider.
“I don’t hate ladies. For some cause acknowledging a fundamental reality like women and men are totally different is labelled as misogyny these days.”
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