Telling the truth about trans is not ‘hate speech’

YouTube has banned an interview with Posie Parker for saying trans women are men.

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An interview with feminist Posie Parker has been taken down by YouTube because it constitutes ‘hate speech’, which could incite ‘hatred and/or violence against protected groups’.

In an interview on the Triggernometry podcast, Parker restated her apparently controversial view that men who transition to female are still men.

The video was online for 24 hours and was watched by around 35,000 people until YouTube took it down. The tech giant also gave the Triggernometry channel a warning. After three further warnings, a channel can be permanently deleted.

A clip from the podcast is currently still up on YouTube:

Konstantin Kisin, cohost of Triggernometry, told spiked: ‘We did what any mainstream broadcaster would do… We invited Posie on, discussed her views and pushed back against them. Open debate like this is what brings us closer to the truth.’

Parker joins the long list of women who have been censored by an unholy alliance of Big Tech companies and trans activists for speaking out about women’s rights, such as Meghan Murphy and Lindsay Shepherd. Parker was also banned permanently from Facebook last week.

Really what Parker and other feminists are arguing is the truth as the vast majority of people understand it – that people who are born male cannot become female by declaring themselves to be female. But telling the truth is a dangerous act in our censorious age.

Posie Parker is an upcoming guest, alongside Venice Allan, on The Brendan O’Neill Show. Subscribe here so you never miss an episode.

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Comments

Raymond White

4th February 2020 at 8:31 am

Just because the truth hurts somebody’s feelings doesn’t make it “hate speech” or any less true.
If a man gets plastic surgery and changes his body, he is still male. He just has an inverted penis, a shaved Adam’s apple, and fake breasts. Being male or female is in person’s DNA not in their mind and altering his body to LOOK like the mental delusion he has still doesn’t make a man into a woman; it just makes him a surgically altered man with delusions of grandeur.
The WORST part of the whole transgender ideology is forcing people to lie to make the deluded feel better about them selves. I’m sorry, but if I see a man in drag calling himself a woman, I’m not going to lie and say that he is a woman; I’m going to tell the truth and call him a man because his feelings don’t change the truth. If I hurt his feelings, too bad for him. The truth sometimes hurts.

Chris Embry

26th November 2019 at 3:52 am

It IS hate speech, though. Hate speech is a category of speech that was invented to prevent people from speaking out against those who actually have power in our society. Hate speech is often the only speech that matters, and the right to hate speech should be protected with a new constitutional amendment that clarifies the first one.

Raymond White

4th February 2020 at 8:34 am

So you are saying we should get rid of or circumvent the First Amendment so people’s feelings don’t get hurt?
No, get a thicker skin and stop being a crybaby.

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