Twitter has once again proven to the world that it’s more concerned with staying on the “right” side of the social justice debates than it is about providing a platform for free speech. The site announced last week that they were permanently banning feminist Meghan Murphy from Twitter after she refused to apologize or remove posts in which she told the unvarnished truth about men and women. What truth, you ask? Why, Murphy made the terrible 21st century error of saying, flat out, that “men aren’t women.”
From Murphy’s column at Feminist Current:
What is insane to me, though, is that while Twitter knowingly permits graphic pornography and death threats on the platform (I have reported countless violent threats, the vast majority of which have gone unaddressed), they won’t allow me to state very basic facts, such as ‘men aren’t women.’ This is hardly an abhorrent thing to say, nor should it be considered ‘hateful’ to ask questions about the notion that people can change sex, or ask for explanations about transgender ideology. These are now, like it or not, public debates — debates that are impacting people’s lives, as legislation and policy are being imposed based on gender identity ideology.
Insane doesn’t even begin to describe it accurately. Twitter has become the corporate equivalent of Reddit’s most SJW-infected spaces. When it becomes a bannable offense to merely point out that there are a few tangible differences between men and women, something has gone horribly awry. This wrongness has permeated the entire cultural landscape, granted, but Twitter’s ban-happy trigger finger is one of the worst examples we’ve seen to date. It’s one thing to be “pro-trans” or whatever; it’s quite another to label blatant biological facts as hate speech.
We never thought we’d see the day where we stand up and defend a radical left-wing feminist like Murphy, but this is where we are now as a nation. The leftists of yesterday are being chewed up and spit out by their own ideology-gone-amok. The feminists who still think feminism should be directed towards, you know, actual women, are now being tarred and feathered as bigots. The Overton window has moved so far that anyone with a basic sense of reality is now being left out in the cold.
It wasn’t that long ago that we thought this was a promising development. That millions of Americans would see how bizarre the left was getting and the whole thing would just collapse in on itself in a heap of nuttiness. We’re not so sure anymore. The powers-that-be are side-stepping some uncomfortable truths by simply banning their discussion from the public arena. And thus, the landscape is perfect for the brainwashing to begin anew.
Our optimism about the future is waning.