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The Shame of Twitter

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Terfulike Sun 27-May-18 01:36:54

Predictably I got blocked from twitter after Miranda Yardley's treatment made me peak peak trans

ChristineHart Sun 27-May-18 01:49:36

You went looking to get banned and achieved your aim. Congratulations.

WickedLazy Sun 27-May-18 02:00:11

You got blocked from twitter for 12 hours, for calling man a man? I don't see anything worth blocking over in your tweets?

WickedLazy Sun 27-May-18 02:00:22

*a man a

Terfulike Sun 27-May-18 02:00:53

Thanks Chrissy
And yes, in a way I wanted to test the system.
In case of fault.
But no it was true.
You actually cannot tell the truth about men who want to be women on Twitter.
It needs to be recorded for historic reasons.

Mamaryllis Sun 27-May-18 02:05:16

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Helicobactercopter Sun 27-May-18 02:06:23

Fuck twitter. Does anyone else remember an account called @ mermans_gender? It was a parody account of Mermaids charity account and was honestly shit-your-pants funny. So, of course, twitter took it down. We know how much some people stamp out criticism on twitter as @therealposieparker is all too aware

womanformallyknownaswoman Sun 27-May-18 03:12:06

I bet many of the Twitter mods are male or TIMs or hand maidens - and Twitter is based in California - the heartland of the transgender agenda- where by law they are a protected minority - so I bet most of Twitters' moderating guidance is based on that - the playing field is rigged

Italiangreyhound Sun 27-May-18 03:19:59

I do wonder why more women are not working at Twitter and making decisions or maybe inventing our own twitter. Sometimes it feels like we need to start our own things, because the ones being run by men are so corrupt.

wishiwassizeeight Sun 27-May-18 03:53:04

I think generations to come will look back on this time as a time when women were silenced simply for telling the truth.

It is shocking that speaking the truth has now become ‘hate’.

malaguena Sun 27-May-18 04:06:03

Twitter is not safe for women, it is full of rape and violence threats. Can't we organise a boycott? I deleted my account because I don't feel safe with these mods having access to any personal info. Twitteratis do not represent real life in any way and the whole thing is a big echo chamber now. We need safe, decent social media, by women for women and kids.

wishiwassizeeight Sun 27-May-18 04:11:28

I agree. I thought we had somewhere safe in Mumsnet for a while, and it’s obviously not comparable to Twitter, but they also censor women for speaking the truth.

HenbaneRiver Sun 27-May-18 07:28:42

We need safe, decent social media, by women for women and kids

And what's stopping you setting it up?

terfinginthevoid Sun 27-May-18 08:03:59

I have also had a suspension today for the exact same offence. Simply stating that someone who IS a man, is a man, is treated by Twitter as the equivalent of promoting violence, threatening and harassment.

LaSqrrl Sun 27-May-18 09:19:41

Just to put it into context, crap like this is allowed to stand on Twitter (even though 'some women have penises' is modern day gaslighting), and with the threat that if we don't like, we can 'suck DM's dick'. An actual threat, allowed to stand. And I have seen a lot worse threats (leveled at women of course) that are allowed to stand.

Misogyny is allowed to stand, always. Even the SFPL could see no problem with 'that' t-shirt.

LaSqrrl Sun 27-May-18 09:20:57

And what's stopping you setting it up?

She may not have the tech skills, and/or the time.

SuburbanRhonda Sun 27-May-18 09:26:25

And what's stopping you setting it up?

I wouldn’t have the first clue how to either.

But I sure as heck would join up and even pay a monthly subscription if it meant being able to post and read stuff about women’s issues, away from all this madness.

AncientLights Sun 27-May-18 09:29:21

I don't have any idea how to set up safe & decent social media for us either but would gladly subscribe to one. Keeping advertisers out would enable independence.

NotTerfNorCis Sun 27-May-18 09:42:41

And what's stopping you setting it up?

What servers would it run on? These things cost money. If it was supported by advertising, most likely TRAs would target the advertisers while the site was in its infancy.

Pratchet Sun 27-May-18 09:48:29

We shouldn't boycott or leave twitter. We need to keep going.

LangCleg Sun 27-May-18 09:49:51

Women are already gathering in other places. I think Twitter will come to regret this.

Pratchet Sun 27-May-18 09:50:10

Transactivists will never ever stop chasing us so we might as well not run.

Pratchet Sun 27-May-18 09:51:38

They are but this is a crucial moment in the advance of men's rights and the regression or destruction of women's rights. I don't think we should leave our places at the front line so long as we aren't banned.

Magpiesarehuge Sun 27-May-18 09:56:05

I imagine the twitter support staff all have blue hair and interesting pronouns. So what happened with the mn worker who divulged personal info - is anything being done?

NotMeOhNo Sun 27-May-18 09:56:27

The only use twitter has is that politicians and journalists seem to be addicted to it. So it's important to maintain a strong gender critical voice. I suppose when they pick individuals off more will rise to the challenge.

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