Miranda Yardley
May 28, 2018 · 3 min read

Why I Am Permanently Banned From Twitter And Why This Should Make You Worry

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” attributed to George Orwell

I have been permanently banned from Twitter. The reason for this ban is given as follows:

Violating our rules against hateful conduct.

You may not promote violence against, threaten or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability or serious disease.

What merits a permanent Twitter ban on the grounds of ‘hateful conduct’?

This:

Aimee Challenor is the LGBTQIA+ spokesman for the Green Party. Aimee is a ‘trans woman’, which means Aimee is by definition male. s212 of the Equality Act defines “man”as follows:

Aimee is also a grown-up, which makes Aimee an adult human male.

Aimee Challenor is a man.

According to the rules of Twitter, it is now ‘hateful conduct’ to call someone who is a man, a man. The implication of this is that the concept of proscribed speech, things we are now not allowed to say, now extends to the truth. This is fundamentally illiberal.

“To tell the truth, to arrive together at the truth, is a communist and revolutionary act. Unsigned, written by Antonio Gramsci in collaboration with Palmiro Togliatti, L’Ordine Nuovo, 21 June 1919.

It’s interesting the rules about what is hateful appear not to extend to one glaringly obvious category – biological sex. And it is this that reveals the real agenda that lies behind this curtailment of freedom of speech and the ability to state the truth:

This is not about me. This is part of a much larger, broader attack on the rights of women.

If women are now no longer able to publicly acknowledge that an adult human male is a man, this takes away from women the ability to describe their own lived lives: they can no longer use meaningful language to describe their interactions with members of the dominant sex class:

  • Women lose the language and ability to differentiate between themselves and the dominant sex class;
  • Women lose the language and ability to describe themselves even as women;
  • Women lose the language, right and ability to describe the perpetrators and acts of sexual violence;
  • Women lose the right to challenge the sexual enslavement and exploitation of members of their own sex class.

We are in a world of proscribed truth and compelled thought. Whatever your political stance, this should should strike you cold with terror.

Postscript:

I won’t be returning to Twitter (permanent ban and all) but you can find me on Facebook and Gab. You can also find me on Discord as MirandaYardley.

Miranda Yardley

I write about the politics of sex and gender, free speech and how the left is eating itself.

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