I may be done with the Bird
It’s easy for me to say, since I don’t have your influence in twitterland but don’t give in. When we are forced to comply, to lie, we chip away a part of our soul, as James Lindsay discusses so eloquently in his podcast on surviving struggle sessions.
If you change your approach, I'd be curious to see what you do next. Because I'm starting to feel like the more time we all spend in this digital public square (and online in general), the more we're being conditioned to self censor. None of us should feel hesitation about saying certain things -- online or in the real world. So where do we go from here?
James Lyndsay just retweeted this tweet from @shelley_curious:
“@Theo_TJ_Jordan got grabbed again by TwitPolis so please read and RT while he is out in the cold!“
THEO DO U SECRETLY LIKE ARBY'S
American society isn't over. The vast majority of people know this is nuts. The problem is that there is too much money to be made by mutilating kids and the medical-industrial-complex is probably paying Twitter to censor people. Musk has made some improvements and revealed a few things, but it's not enough. Before he bought Twitter, I was banned for saying that the women who have been complaining about Trudeau feeling them up should slap him. Still banned.
No worries. It has happened many times before. I am not offened. Mis-gendering is NOT a crime or an insult.
You're welcome. However, I was born a girl and am now an adult woman. Just a few years ago, I just replied I am a female or didn't bother correcting anyone. It didn't matter back then; after all, this is online. However, in today's craziness, it does matter.
I missed you on Twitter. I didn't know until today you were in T-Gitmo. I'm CJ there.
What the hell, Theo? I thought Twitter had sort of grown up a bit but I guess not. Have you appealed? Anyone advocating for you? Theo Olson here.
~8 years ago, a woman made a site dedicated to fighting this. she was not alone, but if you want to disentangle the contributions on the left [and understand why many of these women could only be published by RW sites], start here: https://sexandgenderintro.com/how-did-we-get-here/
It is beyond frustrating. I hope you win the appeal but if you don't, stay. Your voice is original, smart, clever, often funny and important. This crazy ideological censorship will eventually pass (when people start to wake up to what they are actually supporting).
I feel you, Theo.
I’ve been suspended 5 times since Elon took over. Once for the very same gender dysphoria observation. The other times for sarcasm which I damn well know they understand. Remember, Elon has a “trans child” which is one step away from transhumanism. Elon’s tactic is to uphold select “conservative” views and shadow ban or outright ban others. He’s no friend of humanity.
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