Twitter carrying out 'concerted attack' on free speech, feminists claim

Fox News | 5/30/2018 | Chris Ciaccia
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Fair Play for Women, a self-described "group of ordinary women" who say they are concerned their voices are not heard when it comes to transgender rights, have accused Twitter of making a "concerted attack on women's free speech."

In a letter to Martha Lane Fox, a member of Twitter's board of directors and a member of Britain's House of Lords, the U.K.-based group says that Twitter is deleting accounts or admonishing women for stating biological facts about men and women.

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"Women are being told they have violated Twitter rules against hateful conduct by simply stating biological and legal facts," the group writes in its letter. "Women must not be shamed or silenced for speaking the reality."

"This misogynistic, aggressive, violent movement, that has been embraced by the hard Left as the latest civil rights cause, has seen males colonize womanhood and hijack feminism for its own purposes."

Letter - Women - Walks - Life - Mothers

Further in the letter, the women say they come from different walks of life (including mothers, members of the armed forces, unemployed and disabled) and are being admonished for saying "that males cannot become females," that "women do not have penises" and "that women’s spaces such as refuges should be safe havens for women only."

"This misogynistic, aggressive, violent movement, that has been embraced by the hard Left as the latest civil rights cause, has seen males colonize womanhood and hijack feminism for its own purposes," the women wrote in the letter.

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The group cited several examples of women's accounts being compromised, including temporary limiting of certain features, for violating Twitter's rules against hateful conduct.

Interestingly enough, the group's Twitter account, @fairplaywomen, has not been suspended by Twitter.

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"This is a concerted attack on women’s free speech," the women added in the letter. "The words we use to describe ourselves, our bodies, our biology and our experiences as women are becoming...
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