After having her Patreon account shut down a week ago, Traditional Life proponent Ayla’s account was once again removed for not complying with the website’s community guidelines.
Ayla operates the Twitter account Wife W/ A Purpose, using the Twitter handle @apurposefulwife, and she operates the WordPress blog Nordic Sunrise, which she started in November 2015. She was recently the subject of a New York Post article “This Young Mom Is The Face of Mormonism’s Hateful Alt-Right.” She had started her Patreon account approximately three months ago.
Patreon’s community guidelines state that they are open to users discussing controversial issues, but they specify “there is no room on Patreon for hate speech or serious threats of violence.” They continue, “For us, hate speech includes serious attacks on people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or serious medical condition.”
Ayla claims that she was never in violation of these guidelines, and only posted pictures of her children. An archived version of her Patreon page from June 19 reveals Ayla was receiving about $100 a month in monthly donations from 17 patrons. Her bio describes her as “a modern day crusader” whose goals are to “inspire a shift in our world toward the traditional values of our ancestors.” In an allusion to Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, she says aims to “make the Western World great again!”
While Ayla claims that her Patreon did not engage in any hate speech, her Twitter account and her WordPress, make no secret of her disapproval of Muslims, LGBTQ, and feminists. The various links listed in her Patreon account lead to her numerous social media accounts, where recent topics of discussion include criticism of a 12-year-old who had come out as a lesbian, New Orlean’s decision to take down Civil War monuments celebrating Confederate soldiers, and Ireland’s recently elected leader Leo Varadkar, the first prime minister of Ireland to be openly gay.
If that doesn’t give you a thorough enough grasp on her point of view, consider her below posts, commenting on a graph of the population of white infants in the United States, likening it to a war that “we” (whites) are losing. Also, consider her caption to this picture emblazoned The White Race Matters: “We aren’t going anywhere.”
The “About” section of her blog reads: “We have an epidemic in the Western world right now. In America and Europe citizens have become self obsessed, lazy, fat, demanding, spoiled, loud, controlling, egotistical and mentally ill. Feminism, homosexuality, atheism, hedonism, and transgender-ism are being promoted while the hard work and priorities of family and faith have all but died away and this pattern is killing us, physically and spiritually.” Is this someone that should be entitled to a Patreon account? Hard to say. Do these affiliations and viewpoints define Ayla as someone who degrades others based on their sexual orientation and ethnicity? Almost definitely.
Her story has caught the attention of InfoWars editor Paul Joseph Watson, who grabbed a hold of Ayla’s story to allege that Patreon is persecuting housewives. But Ayla isn’t just someone who espouses “traditional living.” A simple nostalgia for the past isn’t what she was banned for. Ayla was banned for ridiculing those that didn’t conform to her concept of purity.