Editor’s note: This commentary, originally published March 23, has been modified to reflect Twitter’s suspensions of psychologist Jordan Peterson and commentator Dave Rubin for their tweets, and to update certain details.
Of the many topics the radical left has tried to make verboten, there is none more contentious than gender ideology. At the mere suggestion that a man cannot become a woman or that there are only two genders, the Twitter harpies take flight to seek and destroy their target.
Twitter is all too happy to support the mob in its quest for domination. Here is a list of 13 individuals and outlets censored by Twitter for questioning gender ideology.
1. Jordan Peterson
On June 22, Jordan Peterson tweeted: “Remember when pride was a sin? And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by a criminal physician.”
Page, an actor, was born a female but obtained a double mastectomy, changed her name from Ellen to Elliot and began identifying as a man.
Peterson’s tweet reportedly fell afoul of Twitter’s “hateful conduct” rule surrounding gender identity.
Twitter suspended Peterson’s account and told him to remove the tweet or be permanently locked out of his account.
In response, Peterson posted a video on YouTube saying that he “would rather die” than delete his tweet.
“Twitter’s a rat hole, in the final analysis. And I have probably contributed to that while trying to use, understand, and master that horrible, toxic platform,” Peterson said in a video posted on YouTube. “No doubt, I owe some apologies for that and I’m trying to learn, but it’s a relief in some real sense to be banned. And I regarded it under the present conditions as a badge of honor.”
2. Dave Rubin
After suspending Peterson, Twitter then suspended conservative commentator Dave Rubin for sharing a screenshot of Peterson’s tweet.
In a message to Ben Shapiro, another conservative commentator, Rubin wrote: “I have been suspended by Twitter for posting a screenshot of Jordan Peterson’s tweet which got he himself suspended.”
Rubin added of Twitter: “While it is unclear how I broke their terms of service, it is clear that they are breaking their fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders by letting a bunch of Woke activists run the company.”
3. The Babylon Bee
Seth Dillon, CEO of The Babylon Bee, tweeted March 20 that Twitter had locked the satirical website’s account over a story with this headline: “The Babylon Bee’s Man of the Year Is Rachel Levine.”
Levine, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services since last March, is a biological man who identifies as a woman.
Twitter cited its policy against hateful content as the reason for banning The Babylon Bee.
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