🇺🇸Cutting to the Chase: YouTube’s Bearded and Breastless Transmen, a Salesforce in the Making 2
Updated: Apr 28, 2022
By Mothers Grim
Chase Ross is a woman who has appropriated male sex characteristics through drugs and surgeries. She is described as “transgender,” which is also referred to in the industry, as a female to male or an FTM. Once a young victim of the gender industry herself, she has been transformed into a victimizer of the next generation. YouTube is Chase's biggest avenue to stardom as one of social media’s top "transgender" influencers. This series of posts delves into Chase’s online persona, her FTM friends, and the online businesses that have exploded in recent years. These posts will take a deep dive into the products, drugs, and surgeries required for membership in the novel and trending FTM lifestyle. With her exuberant online persona, Chase’s biggest role might just be creating believers out of her followers, for it is this the industry needs most to thrive. Here are links to Part I and Part III.
Part II: The Followers, Products, Porn, and Clicks for Cash
Chase Ross’ YouTube content is not only consumed by a young crowd but also comes with a disturbing dose of interaction between the older creators and younger followers. There is no gatekeeping and influencers like Chase are free to wield advice on products, drugs, and services without a license.
In her “10 Years on YouTube!” video Chase discusses the mechanisms of the YouTube trans world, the role it has played in her own identity, and her work to help others find their identities. She explains how happy she is to be part of the first generation of trans YouTubers exclaiming, “I have viewers who are literally 13 years old!” In Chase’s 2016, “The Trans Enough Project,” her young audience takes center stage. Chase describes this endeavor as “a video submission project where individuals who identify as trans/trans*/or under the trans umbrella from ALL over the world in multiple different languages send videos describing times where they felt they were not trans enough.”
Chase accepted more than 60 submissions over parts one and two for this project. Most participants were not surprisingly from the United States where the number of clinics has exploded in recent years. Over 40% of the participants were under the age of 18, and girls ages 15 and 16 participated the most.
Chase and FTM Aaron Ansuini have also partnered in a podcast titled You’re So Brave that they created to unify their community bringing the “pretransition” or “younger trans guys” and the “older trans guys” together. Considering their podcast is ranked in the top 15%, it seems Chase and Aaron are gathering lots of young friends.
Launching not long ago in 2005, the social media platform YouTube has been Google's most successful acquisition to date turning clicks into cash with masterfully orchestrated ad management. If trending, anything can be monetized, and the transgender lifestyle is trending aplenty. The identity of a transman requires strict allegiance to strange and bizarre practices requiring products like breast binders and synthetic phalluses known as packers or peens, some of which have functional attributes for use in urination or sex. It also requires a medicine cabinet of pharmaceuticals and surgical procedures to complete the look. Indeed, with the help of the internet, this lifestyle has an agenda fueled by corporate branding scaling the transmission rates into algorithmic frenzies that know no bounds. For Chase, her work as a peddler for the 21st-century transman seems to pay well.
Along with commission on sales and paid sponsorships, YouTube creators can also promote extracurricular activities in their content. Chase certainly gets around with appearances at universities, at the VidConUS, and even at medical conferences like this one where the new US Assistant Secretary of Health, Rachel Levine also presented.