Wait, What? The Daily Fetched published this gem on Wednesday, April 19th. “Twitter Removes Policy Forbidding ‘Misgendering’ or ‘Deadnaming’ Transgender Individuals.”
Social media platform Twitter has removed its Policy against the “targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals” following a series of conservative accounts suspended for “violating” its rule.
The term “Deadnaming” is used by the LGBTQIA+ community to describe a person’s given name being used after they have begun identifying as another gender (under a new name.)
Since 2018, the Twitter policy has designated using a person’s given name after transitioning or intentionally “misgendering” as a form of harassment agaisnt transgender individuals.
However, on Monday, Twitter that it would only place warning labels on tweets deemed “potentially” violating its rules against hateful conduct.
In the new policy update, Twitter also deleted the line against “deadnaming” from its rules.
Under Twitter’s previous Policy, tweets deemed in violation of such rules were removed, and in many cases, accounts were locked or suspended.
“Have we left Earth, or maybe we’re just in some kind of time warp”, commented Thomas Robb, the National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, centrally based in Harrison, Arkansas. “Myself, and many others, when we hear of these things, wonder just what happened to America in the last few years. If you would have told me a couple years ago that I would open up my morning newspaper to this type of headline, I would’ve said you’re crazy! Yet here we are. We have people actually fighting over what sex they are, that men can have babies, men can breastfeed, and men can play in women’s sports. And lets not forget the women that think they can be men, and when the have their monthly ‘cycle’, it’s concidered a man having a period. Or women pretending to men, having a baby, that’s considered a man giving birth! I’ll give it to you simple, when Halloween rolls around and your children are dressing up as animated cartoon characters such as Superman, does this make them able to fly through the sky? Of course not, that sounds ridiculous. Men dressing up as women, and saying the became a women by doing so, is just as ridiculous. That goes for women dressing as men too.”