To work at Twitter you have to subscribe to gender ideology

This debate over pronouns, demonstrated by the Twitter job application, is often dismissed among progressives as just semantics. It isn't.
Nicole Russell Texas, US

Not content to simply censor users' speech, Twitter requires that as part of the application process, people state their gender identity. They're not the only ones, but under the umbrella of their corporate preferences, Twitter controls language, ideas, and compels speech.

The tweet has since been taken down.

In trying to be inclusive, Twitter is exclusive. Asking people their gender identity is asking someone to subscribe to gender ideology. It is asking them to make their own gender the centerpiece of their identity factors, and demanding that they must "out" themselves to a potential employer. What it actually does is compel people to speak.

This isn’t a new debate, but it is ramping up and it’s important to see that and understand why. Dr. Jordan Peterson rose to fame not when Americans embraced his blockbuster hit Twelve Rules for Life, but when he defied the law in Canada that would require citizens to refer to transgender people as their preferred pronoun.

Not only did he have a problem with the nonsensical, anti-science pronouns themselves, especially ones like “zee” or “zer,” but he had an even bigger issue with the Canadian government forcing him to use different pronouns. Peterson was fighting for liberty, to not be compelled by government to speak. It began with gender pronouns. But it won't end there.

Peterson held firm and his foothold has expanded the divide: Professors and teachers are forced to use subscribe to gender ideology, exhibited through pronoun use, or face a lawsuit.

Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University was punished by school officials because he declined a male student’s demand to be referred to as a woman, with feminine titles and pronouns. Peter Vlaming was a high school French teacher fired for refusing to refer to a student by their preferred pronouns. In response, he sued the school.

This debate over pronouns, demonstrated by the Twitter job application, is often dismissed among progressives as just semantics. It isn't. This is what the colleges say when they threaten the professors. This is even what the transgender kids say, when she asked to be called “he”. But let’s stop pretending to be obtuse.

They know and we know, language is an important part of defining society, which is why they press for it, and no one should give in to the gaslighting, even for a minute. Requiring that a prospective employee identify themselves as one of a handful of deliberately mind-bending, silly nouns that didn’t exist until the last 50 years is a demonstration of just how much society would like to willingly erase male and female differences, biological uniqueness that has set apart Western civilization for centuries.

Compelling speech in the area of gender does more than facilitate an individual's identity, it forces our thought process to comply with the erasure of sex. It is one of the many steps toward a real, devastating, decline of civilization. To paraphrase the great feminist philosopher Camille Paglia: Without gender differences, there is no compatibility, productivity, and society ceases to procreate and thrive.

This is why conservatives and lovers of language and liberty must hold the line or at the least make a fuss about a Twitter job application that purposely aims to erode traditional ideas, ignore science, and erode male and female differences. It’s not just a silly check mark, it’s a statement about how far left society is willing to go to force us all into adherence to their ideology.

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