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Douglas Andrews / August 9, 2021

Twitter Jails Two Truth-Tellers

Big Tech continues to enforce its anti-scientific ban on inconvenient biological facts.

There was a time, not long ago, when those on the Left revered science — indeed, when they worshiped science and (unjustifiably) used it as a cudgel against those of us on the Right.

Those days are long gone. Today that field is utterly barren, having been scorched and salted over by their own zealous denial of abortion as murder, their mutilation of the age-old term marriage, and now by their bizarre insistence that men are actually women.

Talk about low ground. Talk about terrible turf to defend. It’s no wonder they’re desperate to silence us.

Such was the case this weekend, when radio host and former RedState editor-in-chief Erick Erickson reported that his Twitter account had been suspended for a tweet in which he rose to the defense of fellow conservative truth-teller Allie Beth Stuckey and correctly described New Zealand “transgender” weightlifter Laurel Hubbard as a man.

Stuckey was sent to Twitter jail for having tweeted: “Laurel Hubbard failing at the event doesn’t make his inclusion fair. He’s still a man, and men shouldn’t compete with women in weightlifting.”

Erickson’s follow-up tweet read: “This is absurd. Laurel Hubbard is a man even if Twitter doesn’t like it.” Twitter termed this a violation of its “rules against hateful conduct” and promptly put Erickson behind bars, too.

For what it’s worth, Twitter’s “hateful-conduct policy” prohibits tweets that “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.”

The Twitter speech silencers let Stuckey out of jail 12 hours later, but she was unrepentant. “Remember,” she soon tweeted, “you can threaten, dox, harass, post porn, spread Chinese propaganda and tweet as a member of a terrorist regime here on Twitter, but you cannot call a man, ‘he,’ because that is ‘promoting violence.’”

Erickson, too, took issue with his suspension, noting that he didn’t promote violence or threaten or harass anyone. “I didn’t even tag Laurel Hubbard in my tweet,” he said. “I just stated the simple fact that Laurel Hubbard is a man. It is a statement of basic biological fact that Twitter and the Wokes oppose.”

Twitter will likely force Erickson to delete his original tweet in order to have his suspension lifted, and, he says, he’ll likely do so. Such is the power of the Left’s Big Tech speech suppressors.

As for Stuckey, she wasn’t quite finished. She soon issued the following statement:

I believe Laurel Hubbard is made in the image of God and therefore has immense value. But I will not give an inch to the delusion that a man can become a woman or vice versa. I’m for fairness, safety, and the rights of women and girls. That means we must recognize biological differences and, as the left likes to say so often, “follow the science.”

And can there be any greater disavowal of science than the intentional mislabeling of a male as a female?

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