"A feminist – banned from Twitter for saying that 'men are not women' – told RT that those who question ideologies of modern society are threatened, harassed and even fired, adding free speech and democracy may be in danger.
Meghan Murphy, editor of Canada's leading feminist news portal Feminist Current, was banned on Twitter because several of her tweets violated the platform's rules against 'hateful conduct.' One of the 'offending' tweets stated that 'men aren't women,' while the other asked: 'How are transwomen not men?'
Contacted by RT, Murphy shared her reaction on the ban and tried to unravel what lies behind this online drive. She believes that society is now being forced 'to adapt to a new language and a new ideology' which says that the instant a male declares that he is a woman, they must be accepted as literally female.
Those of us who do speak up, or even who ask questions, who are simply trying to have a conversation, a public debate to… about the implication of this ideology, are smeared, threatened, harassed…
Murphy said that she even knows people who were fired from their jobs for simply asking such a question. This new trend is gaining popularity and is taking over very quickly nowadays, the activist and journalist insists, admitting that she finds it 'frightening.'
Everyone should be concerned because this about free speech and democracy.
In addition, people in Canada are afraid of speaking about such issues, because they see what happened to her, the activist claims. Her account had several thousand followers before the ban...
Back in 2016, feminist writer Germaine Greer was banned from speaking on panels following her suggestion that a post-operative transgender woman 'can't be a woman.'
A year later similar statement from the BBC Radio 4 presenter Jenni Murray landed her in hot water, with people accusing her of transphobia.
And the 'wheel of tolerance' just won't stop. In September this year, a Swedish university began investigating one of its professors, Germund Hesslow, for 'anti-feminism' and 'transphobia' after he said there are biological differences between men and women. The probe is being conducted so far and he may even lose his job.
Hesslow rejected the notion that he had a 'political agenda' and said his only agenda was to let scientific fact, not new conventional wisdom, steer university proceedings."
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