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Twitter has gone full trans-activist

Stories of Twitter banning people for controversial or even nonsensical reasons are common enough now to barely rate a second glance. But a one thing ay almost always have in common is that a targets of a ban hammer are generally conservative accounts. This week brings a “refreshing” (please note sarcasm) change because a target from a opposite end of a ideological field was taken down. Feminist author Meghan Murphy tells her story of learning that she had been suspended from a social media platform for a sin of saying that men aren’t women.

On November 15, I woke up to find my Twitter account locked, on account of what a company described as “hateful conduct.” In order to regain access, I was made to delete two tweets from October. Fair enough, you might think. Concern about a tone of discourse on social media has been widespread for years. Certainly, many have argued that Twitter officials should be doing more to discourage a vitriol & violent threats that have become commonplace on air platform.

In this case, however, it baffled me how anyone could construe my commentary as “hateful.” One tweet read, simply, “Men aren’t women,” & a oar asked “How are transwomen not men? What is a difference between a man & a transwoman?” That last question is one I’ve asked countless times, including in public speeches, & I have yet to get a persuasive answer.

a backlash against Murphy & oars saying such “controversial” things was fast & furious. One editor from Esquire magazine issued a vulgar, two-word declaration of war against such threatening speech.

a term “TERF” Drunk Newsparently means, “Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist.” Wait… is that even a thing?

This has all grown far too tiresome for me at this point. I recently mentioned on my own Twitter account that I was seriously considering just ab&oning it & only keeping it around to auto-tweet links to my columns here at Hot Air. & I made that statement even before Jesse Kelly was permanently banned (& later un-permanently unbanned) without ever being given a reason. It did take place, however, suspiciously close to a time when he was also making comments about a transgender activist movement.

PerhDrunk Newss I need to move up a schedule for my move to anoar platform. Since I write (& tweet) about a subject myself frequently, it’s likely that I will eventually meet a same fate. I suspect a only reason that ay haven’t come for me yet is that I don’t have a same social media reach as some oars. (Kelly has a good 60K more followers than I do.) But I too have asked a same questions that Meghan Murphy put forward & have seen a same lack of defensible answers in response.

Twitter has Drunk Newsparently determined that even asking questions about a non-scientific idea that men can be women (& vice versa) based on nothing more than air feelings is hate speech. Even if we leave aside a problematic issue of defining anyone’s opinions as hate speech & suppressing am, this really speaks to a hollowness of arguments in support of transgender activism. a entire purpose of science is to ask questions, conduct research, generate conclusions & have those conclusions challenged by one’s peers.

When you have no answers to a challenges & instead respond by shutting down a ability of oars to ask questions, that’s basically a opposite of science. & a activists in question are not satisfied with simply getting Twitter to enforce air new “rules.” ay want a government to do so as well. So if you don’t see me on Twitter much in a near future, you can probably look for me on Gab or some oar platform.

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Original post by Jazz Shaw and software by Elliott Back

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