ACTION: Demand the Media Report on Twitter’s Attack on Freedom of Speech (Censoring and Banning of Individuals Critical of “Gender Identity” Ideology): Part 2 of 3-part Series on Censorship

The Issue

For all intents and purposes, social media is our new town square. But discussions in this new town square of the social and political impacts of “gender identity” ideology, and the legislation and policies that would enshrine it into civil rights laws, are being shut down by “gender identity” activists working within the tech and social media fields. This is creating an environment so censorious to freedom of speech as to rival that of the McCarthy era.

What You Can Do

Email media outlets. Demand that they report on this growing problem and its detrimental impacts on women, children, and anyone who dares to speak the truth about material reality.

Email Script

Dear Media,

A few weeks ago, Martina Navratilova, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, answered a question from one of her Twitter followers regarding how she feels about males who claim to be women competing in women’s sports (a phenomenon occurring more and more frequently). Martina stated it would be unfair for a man with a penis to be competing in women’s sports. This statement, so self-evident and innocuous it should barely need mention, unleashed a storm of tweets from a male cyclist, Rachel McKinnon, a trans-identified individual who recently won a women’s World Cup cycling competition. Navratilova apologized but he continued to bully her with aggressive tweets. The fact that such bullying is aimed at an iconic women’s sports champion who has advocated for gay rights for decades and denounced “demonising trans kids and trans adults,” speaks volumes about the underlying agenda of trans activists to censor open dialogue and freedom of speech. This hypermasculine bullying is rampant on Twitter and across other social media, mostly against women but also against men who speak out about the impact of “gender identity” politics on women, children and society at large.

Twitter recently banned Meghan Murphy, a Canadian journalist. Twitter closed her account for life because she supposedly violated unreported Twitter rules of “misgendering” when she referred to a biological male as a male and asked “what makes a transwoman a male?” and “how can men be women?”

Posie Parker, aka Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, a UK feminist, who was questioned for over 40 minutes by the police, is waiting to hear if she will be legally charged for tweeting gender critical views.  Twitter aided the police by disclosing her contact information to them.

Jenni Murray, Angelos Sofocleous, William Ray, Jesse Singal, Julian Vigo, Janice Turner, Graham Linehan are but a handful of other journalists piling up, who have been excoriated across social media, including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter, for merely having the “wrong” opinions about “gender identity” politics.

Twitter has been coined by a Wall Street analyst the “Harvey Weinstein of social media” after its stock reportedly fell 12% last month because of the  amount of abuse metered out to women on its platform. Twitter avidly allows not only pornography on its platform, but vile attacks against those in opposition to “gender identity” ideology. And it is quick to ban those who do not toe the “gender identity” political line—that gender is an innate feeling which is being allowed to override biological sex in legislation.

Where will this censorship end? To be silent on this threat to freedom of speech is a violation of journalistic responsibility. Silence is complicity. It is your job as the media to report on this dangerous precedent being set. Twitter may be a private company, but in an age of reigning technology, it has also manifested as the town square where people gather to express ideas openly. Allowing overt attacks on women and journalists for expressing their views while not holding those who perpetrate those attacks accountable sets the most dangerous of precedents. It appears we have entered a new era of McCarthyism and it is up to you to end it. I implore you to report on this dangerous trend before Twitter controls your voice as well.

Sincerely,
[YOUR NAME]

Targets

Set 1: Primarily U.S. Television News media:

countdown@msnbc.com, KOlbermann@msnbc.com, CJ@MSNBC.com, JTrippi@MSNBC.com, hardball@msnbc.com, abramsreport@msnbc.com, dshuster@msnbc.com, dennis.sullivan@msnbc.com, norville@msnbc.com, joe@msnbc.com, msnbcinvestigates@msnbc.com, feedback@msnbc.com, rreagan@msnbc.com, viewerservices@msnbc.com, brian.williams@msnbc.com, imus@msnbc.com, chris.matthews@msnbc.com, msnbcreports@msnbc.com, today@nbc.com, info@cnbc.com, dateline@nbc.com, nightly@nbc.com, MTP@nbc.com, tom.lea@nbc.com, steve.majors@nbc.com, susan.dutcher@nbc.com, rod.prince@nbc.com, jonathan.wald@nbc.com, lisa.hsia@nbc.com, betsy.fischer@nbc.com, mtp@nbc.com, NETAUDR@abc.com, 2020@abc.com, nightline@abcnews.com, wnn@abcnews.com, support@abcnews.go.com, niteline@abc.com, abc.news.magazines@abc.com, phil.boyce@abc.com, thisweek@abc.com, mimi.gurbst@abc.com, mark.nelson@abc.com, virginia.moseley@abc.com, penny.britell@abc.com, muriel.pearson@abc.com, sharon.newman@abc.com, meredith.white@abc.com, gil.pimentel@abc.com, stu.schutzman@abc.com, evening@cbsnews.com, earlyshow@cbs.com, 48hours@cbsnews.com, ftn@cbsnews.com, 60m@cbsnews.com, thismorning@cbsnews.com, bpc@cbsnews.com, dij@cbsnews.com, efm@cbsnews.com, mkx@cbsnews.com, pma@cbsnews.com, rbc@cbsnews.com, sundays@cbsnews.com, grain@cbsnews.com, realitycheck@cbsnews.com, pls@cbsnews.com, pjh@cbsnews.com, wolf@cnn.com, 360@cnn.com, aaron.brown@turner.com, Paula.Zahn2@cnn.com, crossfire@cnn.com, daybreak@cnn.com, jeff.greenfield@cnn.com, livefrom@cnn.com, loudobbs@cnn.com, newsnight@cnn.com, tom.hannon@cnn.com, wam@cnn.com, livetoday@cnn.com, am@cnn.com, andrea.koppel@turner.com, bill.schneider@turner.com, bruce.morton@turner.com, carol.lin@turner.com, daryn.kagan@turner.com, david.ensor@turner.com, jeanne.meserve@turner.com, jim.walton@turner.com, deirdre.walsh@turner.com, kelly.wallace@turner.com, kyra.phillips@turner.com, lou.dobbs@turner.com, miles.obrien@turner.com, paula.zahn@turner.com, candy.crowley@turner.com

Set 2: New York Times, WaPo, LA Times and other U.S Print media:

krugman@nytimes.com, vannatta@nytimes.com, tiwein@nytimes.com, miwein@nytimes.com, weisman@nytimes.com, liptaka@nytimes.com, bobherb@nytimes.com, reissc@nytimes.com, public@nytimes.com, dabrooks@nytimes.com, dakirk@nytimes.com, dasang@nytimes.com, editorial@nytimes.com, erschm@nytimes.com, executiveeditor@nytimes.com, febarr@nytimes.com, foreign@nytimes.com, justice@nytimes.com, burns@nytimes.com, cushman@nytimes.com, markoff@nytimes.com, judym@nytimes.com, letters@nytimes.com, ligree@nytimes.com, nytnews@nytimes.com, managing-editor@nytimes.com, liberties@nytimes.com, mossm@nytimes.com, national@nytimes.com, news-tips@nytimes.com, nicholas@nytimes.com, pekilb@nytimes.com, ropear@nytimes.com, rotone@nytimes.com, stolberg@nytimes.com, slabaton@nytimes.com, weisman@nytimes.com, lewin@nytimes.com, tiwein@nytimes.com, topurd@nytimes.com, washington@nytimes.com, safire@nytimes.com, executive-editor@nytimes.com, managing-editor@nytimes.com, bduffy@usnews.com, letters@usnews.com, gborger@usnews.com, jallen@usnews.com, kwalsh@usnews.com, mzuckerman@usnews.com, vpope@usnews.com, whispers@usnews.com, alevin@usatoday.com, astone@usatoday.com, bslavin@usatoday.com, bnichols@usatoday.com, bwelch@usatoday.com, editor@usatoday.com, dmoniz@usatoday.com, ghager@usatoday.com, gflanders@usatoday.com, jlawrence@usatoday.com, jdrinkard@usatoday.com, jbiskupic@usatoday.com, editor@usatoday.com, jkeen@usatoday.com, kkiely@usatoday.com, kjohnson@usatoday.com, mhall@usatoday.com, rbenedetto@usatoday.com, rwolf@usatoday.com, spage@usatoday.com, tsquitieri@usatoday.com, tlocy@usatoday.com, theforum@usatoday.com, wshapiro@usatoday.com, letters@economist.com, amity.shlaes@ft.com, letters.editor@ft.com, philip.stephens@ft.com, greg.hitt@wsj.com, wsj.ltrs@wsj.com, wsjcontact@dowjones.com, jeanne.cummings@wsj.com, jane_mayer@newyorker.com, themail@newyorker.com, deborah.barfield@newsday.com, ken.fireman@newsday.com, Editors@newsweek.com, WebEditors@newsweek.com, Letters@newsweek.com, letters@time.com, lettersbwol@businessweek.com, letters@washingtontimes.com, gpierce@washingtontimes.com, jmccaslin@washingtontimes.com, dkeil@bloomberg.net, wroberts@bloomberg.net, ghall@bloomberg.net, hprzybyla@bloomberg.net, jcohen@bloomberg.net, NewsAlert@letters.washingtonpost.com, letters@washpost.com, webnews@washingtonpost.com, georgewill@washpost.com, jimhoagland@washpost.com, ombudsman@washpost.com, powellm@washpost.com, kurtzh@washpost.com, abramowitz@washpost.com, achenbachj@washpost.com, allenh@washpost.com, allenm@washpost.com, aranam@washpost.com, argetsinger@washpost.com, asherm@washpost.com, chuck.babbington@washingtonpost.com, bakerp@washpost.com, balzd@washpost.com, barbashf@washpost.com, barkerk@washpost.com, barkinr@washpost.com, barrj@washpost.com, barrs@washpost.com, beckerj@washpost.com, behrp@washpost.com, belmanf@washpost.com, bennettp@washpost.com, bersellie@washpost.com, beyersd@washpost.com, blumj@washpost.com, bonesteelm@washpost.com, boustanyn@washpost.com, religion@washpost.com, bredemeier@washpost.com, brennanp@washpost.com, brooksd@washpost.com, brownw@washpost.com, browar57@aol.com, carlsonp@washpost.com, castanedar@washpost.com, cavendishs@washpost.com, chans@washpost.com, chandlerc@washpost.com, rajiv@washpost.com, cheaterry@washpost.com, chod@washpost.com, claiborneb@washpost.com, clarkp@washpost.com, cohensh@washpost.com, cohnd@washpost.com, coopermana@washpost.com, copelandl@washpost.com, davenportc@washpost.com, davisp@washpost.com, dawsone@washpost.com, dayk@washpost.com, deanec@washpost.com, deaned@washpost.com, deinerj@washpost.com, deyoungk@washpost.com, dirdam@washpost.com, dobbsm@washpost.com, drezenr@washpost.com, duttj@washpost.com, dvorakp@washpost.com, edsallt@washpost.com, eggend@washpost.com, ahrensf@washpost.com, aizenmann@washpost.com, nightwatch@washpost.com, donovanc@washpost.com, newsonline@bbc.co.uk, editor@guardianunlimited.co.uk, politics.editor@guardianunlimited.co.uk, foreign@guardian.co.uk, letters@guardian.co.uk, politics@guardian.co.uk, online@guardian.co.uk, foreigneditor@independent.co.uk, newseditor@independent.co.uk, letters@iht.com, ellengoodman@globe.com, ombud@globe.com, kcooper@globe.com, letter@globe.com, johnson@globe.com, brelis@globe.com, oliphant@globe.com, editor@scoop.co.nz, alastair@scoop.co.nz, selwyn@scoop.co.nz, jhoward@minidata.co.nz, andrew@scoop.co.nz, wade@scoop.co.nz, jgreenburg@tribune.com, jzeleny@tribune.com, jzuckman@tribune.com, jcrewdson@tribune.com, MPossley@tribune.com, rkemper@tribune.com, bjapsen@tribune.com, csimpson@tribune.com, fjames@tribune.com, GWashburn@tribune.com, gdelama@tribune.com, mdorning@tribune.com, JPeres@tribune.com, cgarrett@tribune.com, oped@csps.com, vanslambrouckp@csps.com, ingwersonm@csps.com, cookd@csps.com, dillinj@csps.com, jonesc@csps.com, armstrongs@csps.com, sullivanc@csps.com, grierp@csps.com, axtmank@csps.com, chinnid@csps.com, kieferf@csps.com, marksa@csps.com, mclaughlina@csps.com, ron@csmonitor.com, richeyw@csps.com, grays@csps.com, letters@latimes.com, readers.rep@latimes.com, aaron.zitner@latimes.com, barbara.serrano@latimes.com, barry.siegel@latimes.com, James.Rainey@latimes.com, bill.rempel@latimes.com, bob.drogin@latimes.com, chuck.neubauer@latimes.com, davan.maharaj@latimes.com, david.kelly@latimes.com, david.savage@latimes.com, david.willman@latimes.com, david.zucchino@latimes.com, deborah.nelson@latimes.com, don.frederick@latimes.com, don.woutat@latimes.com, doyle.mcmanus@latimes.com, ellen.barry@latimes.com, esther.schrader@latimes.com, faye.fiore@latimes.com, glenn.bunting@latimes.com, greg.miller@latimes.com, janet.hook@latimes.com, joan.springhetti@latimes.com, joel.havemann@latimes.com, johanna.neuman@latimes.com, john.glionna@latimes.com, john.hendren@latimes.com, john.stewart@latimes.com, jonathan.peterson@latimes.com, josh.getlin@latimes.com, josh.meyer@latimes.com, judy.pasternak@latimes.com, julie.bowles@latimes.com, ken.silverstein@latimes.com, kevin.sack@latimes.com, leslie.hoffecker@latimes.com, letters@latimes.com, linda.finestone@latimes.com, lisa.getter@latimes.com, maggie.farley@latimes.com, maria.laganga@latimes.com, marjorie.miller@latimes.com, mark.barabak@latimes.com, mark.mazzetti@latimes.com, mark.porubcansky@latimes.com, maryann.meek@latimes.com, mary.braswell@latimes.com, mary.curtius@latimes.com, matea.gold@latimes.com, maura.reynolds@latimes.com, michael.finnegan@latimes.com, michael.kinsley@latimes.com, michael.muskal@latimes.com, millie.quan@latimes.com, nick.anderson@latimes.com, patrick.mcdonnell@latimes.com, patt.morrison@latimes.com, paul.feldman@latimes.com, peter.wallsten@latimes.com, readers.rep@latimes.com, richard.cooper@latimes.com, richard.simon@latimes.com, robin.abcarian@latimes.com, roger.ainsley@latimes.com, scott.gold@latimes.com, scott.kraft@latimes.com, stephanie.simon@latimes.com, steve.braun@latimes.com, tom.furlong@latimes.com, tom.hamburger@latimes.com, tom.mccarthy@latimes.com, elizabeth.mehren@latimes.com, alan.miller@latimes.com

Set 3: Misc. U.S. media including Newswires Radio Magazines and Internet:

feedback@ap.org, jloven@ap.org, lmargasak@ap.org, msilverman@ap.org, npickler@ap.org, rfournier@ap.org, sjohnson@ap.org, pr@ap.org, thunt@ap.org, traum@ap.org, info@ap.org, pr@ap.org, cochs@ap.org, pressreleases@upi.com, tips@upi.com, investigations_desk@upi.com, politics_desk@upi.com, info@ap.org, editor@reuters.com, patricia.wilson.reuters.com@reuters.net, todd.eastham@reuters.com, stella.dawson@reuters.com, arshad.mohammed@reuters.com, randall.mikkelsen@reuters.com, steve.holland@reuters.com, john.whitesides@reuters.com, news@capitolhillbureau.org, sheberer@pbs.org, charlierose@pbs.org, newshour@pbs.org, danschiedel@kozk.pbs.org, theworld@pri.org, newshour@pbs.org, ombudsman@npr.org, atc@npr.org, morning@npr.org, totn@npr.org, morning@npr.org, rsiegel@npr.org, ombudsman@npr.org, sstamberg@npr.org, totn@npr.org, freshair@whyy.org, watc@npr.org, wesat@npr.org, wesun@npr.org, npronsirius@npr.org, worldwide@npr.org, wesat@npr.org, atc@npr.org, ataylor@npr.org, bwilson@npr.org, bnaylor@npr.org, ombudsman@npr.org, cflintoff@npr.org, emcdonnell@npr.org, corrections@npr.org, cwindham@npr.org, dschorr@npr.org, dardalan@npr.org, dgonyea@npr.org, jlyden@npr.org, jcochran@npr.org, jwilliams@npr.org, krudin@npr.org, lhansen@npr.org, ombudsman@npr.org, mliasson@npr.org, lusa@npr.org, mblock@npr.org, atc@npr.org, morning@npr.org, nconan@npr.org, ntotenberg@npr.org, atc@npr.org, pfessler@npr.org, ombudsman@npr.org, pbreslow@npr.org, newstips@wdtn.com, drobinson@wdtn.com, ddmarko@wdtn.com, jason.pheister@wbns10tv.com, jason.pheister@wbns10tv.com, gramshaw@newshour.org, stephanie@stephaniemiller.com, brian_hill@metronetworks.com, mcurtis@njn.org, mail@uttm.com, maureensm@ffww.com, tgrieve@salon.com, talbotd@salon.com, kberger@salon.com, gsealey@salon.com, michelle@salon.com, mjacoby@salon.com, kaufman@salon.com, mfollman@salon.com, mkeeley@salon.com, modonnell@salon.com, kamiya@salon.com, scottr@salon.com, lauram@salon.com, ruth@salon.com, kaufman@salon.com, bwyman@salon.com, jmillman@salon.com, boehlert@salon.com, szacharek@salon.com, jsweeney@salon.com, abenfer@salon.com, ayork@salon.com, fmorgan@salon.com, klauerman@salon.com, jtapper@salon.com, daryl@salon.com, amontgomery@salon.com, cchocano@salon.com, ccolin@salon.com, areiter@salon.com, dawn@salon.com, dcruickshank@salon.com, boehlert@salon.com, stark@salon.com, letters@slate.com, ekelly@gns.gannett.com, fbremner@gns.gannett.com, jcarroll@gns.gannett.com, kscott@gns.gannett.com, lbivins@gns.gannett.com, mgroppe@gns.gannett.com, mmadden@gns.gannett.com, pbrogan@gns.gannett.com, rchebium@gns.gannett.com, aradelat@gns.gannett.com, cweiser@gns.gannett.com, dabrahms@gns.gannett.com, rrhodes@airamericaradio.com, tawalker@airamericaradio.com, geoff@radioleft.com, contact@pacifica.org, jonsintown@airamericaradio.com, me@glennbeck.com, nealznunze@cox.com, brinkerbob@aol.com, howie@wnir.com, colmes@foxnews.com, johncorby@clearchannel.com, bsteigerwald@tribweb.com, mitch@albom.com, sternshow@howardstern.com, buzzflash@buzzflash.com, kos@dailykos.com, mail@democracynow.org, imusshow@yahoo.com, info@jimhightower.com, billy.house@arizonarepublic.com, oped@thestar.ca, rob@opednews.com, jsmyth@plaind.com, mnaymik@plaind.com, feedback@necn.com, alan@alan.com, jnorman@dmreg.com, jconason@observer.com, editorial@progressive.org, news@michaelmoore.com, maillist@michaelmoore.com, MMFlint@aol.com, media@michaelmoore.com, info@michaelmoore.com, mike@mikemalloy.com, fair@fair.org, phart@fair.org, shohauser@fair.org, galbraith@mail.utexas.edu, dcorn@thenation.com, info@thenation.com, drshow@wamu.org, online@tnr.com, connectionweb@wbur.bu.edu, email@wrn.org, justicetalking@asc.upenn.edu, dastor@editorandpublisher.com, Lionel@LionelOnline.com, onthemedia@wnyc.org, editorial@flashpoints.net, now@thirteen.org, jridgeway@villagevoice.com, plorris@univision.net, dmedrano@telemundo.com, abenitez@univision.net, evaldez@univision.net, rvizcon@telemundo.com