For many people, this news raised two questions: Is there no depth to which the human soul will not sink? Only one of those questions was Googleable. Natalie Wynn, the creator of the comico-philosophical YouTube channel ContraPoints , wanted to make a video that was both more trenchant and entertaining than the others. But I also wanted to keep digging until I had a theory about how someone might start out in a decent place and end up in such a fucked-up place. I wanted to understand. Her videos combine slapstick and dark surrealism, Foucauldian banter and Fleetwood Mac covers, subtle metaphysical insights and unsubtle dick jokes, and calls for socialist revolution made in pink wigs and designer heels. She is one of the few Internet demi-celebrities who is as clever as she thinks she is, and one of the few leftists anywhere who can be nuanced without being boring. She knows her way around a syllogism, but she also knows that persuasion is not reducible to reason—that the best arguments, on their own, do not always win.
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Created and hosted by Natalie Wynn, the political YouTube channel began as a cult hit and now boasts nearly , subscribers, having recently garnered attention from mainstream outlets such as The New Yorker and The Economist , and from the podcast Chapo Trap House. The most spectacular attraction, though, is Wynn herself. While her primary persona is the eponymous Contra, she also plays a cast of visually and ideologically distinct characters. Or a submissive Wynn explaining the political theory of hypothetical consent while being whipped by a dominant Wynn.
Natalie Wynn born October 21, is an American YouTuber whose videos explore topics such as politics , gender , ethics , race , and philosophy on her YouTube channel ContraPoints. The channel focuses on counterarguments to right-wing political argumentation using various characters acted by Wynn, often engaged in debate. Wynn's videos have received positive critical response and have been praised for their intricately designed sets and costumes and their darkly humorous tone. Wynn was born on October 21, , in Arlington, Virginia ,  and raised in the same state. Wynn has written fiction, taught piano, and worked as a paralegal and copywriter. Wynn started publishing YouTube videos in , initially regarding religion and atheism.