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Two conservative commentators were suspended from Twitter, one after the other, for stating biological facts that belie the pseudoscientific liberal narrative surrounding so-called “transgender women.”
The first commentator, Allie Beth Stuckey, was suspended reportedly last Thursday for correctly noting that, despite competing as a so-called “transgender woman, Olympic weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is a biological man.
“Laura Hubbard failing at the event doesn’t make the inclusion fair. He’s still a man, and men shouldn’t compete against women in weightlifting,” Stuckey’s since-removed tweet read.
Twitter claimed the tweet constituted “hateful conduct.”
Here’s a screenshot of the tweet that was provided to Megan Basham of The Daily Wire.
— Megan Basham (@megbasham) August 5, 2021
Stuckey posted the tweet after Hubbard, who’s faced massive criticism for trying to compete against biological women, got knocked out of the Olympics last Monday for his poor performance.
“Hubbard failed on [his] first attempt to get 120kg above [his] head, bailing out early. On [his] second attempt at 125kg, [he] was able to get the weight up and pumped [his] fist after in satisfaction, however judges ruled it a ‘no lift,'” Yahoo News reported.
“[He] returned quickly for another attempt at 125kg only to fail to stand up with the weight above [his] head. Hubbard was the only one of the 13 finalists to not complete at least one lift.”
His stunning failure led some “transgender” activists to argue that it served as proof that being a biological male doesn’t give one an athletic advantage. Incidentally, this led some critics to speculate that Hubbard had lost on purpose:
Celebrated as first trans woman Olympic competitor, Laurel Hubbard’s flop gives life to LGBTQ claim https://t.co/aB0fFw8Cr5
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) August 3, 2021
Conspiracy theory? Laurel Hubbard lost on purpose in the olympics to make it easier for men to compete as women.
— Tom Dinkelman (@DinkelmanTom) August 6, 2021
What if it was a PR stunt? What if Hubbard lost on purpose?
That way they can say that trans women (biological males) don’t have an advantage. If Hubbard had won there would have been an uproar. Without the uproar we will be seeing more males competing (& winning) in the future. https://t.co/jnfLTJvY6u
— Mohamed Wahab (@MDubsRules) August 5, 2021
“My job here is done”…..Hubbard threw the Olympics on purpose. Her victory was the validation process, it didn’t matter if she didn’t win. No thought for the poor girl who lost her place on the team. #SexMatters #SexnotGender #WomenWontWheesht https://t.co/yps4J2tQNj
— Maryg Murphy LB (@Bantiarna_B) August 3, 2021
It doesn’t really matter either way, Stuckey argued in her since-removed tweet, because he shouldn’t have been competing against biological women, period.
For one, the science shows that men do have an athletic advantage. Furthermore, by competing in the Olympics, Hubbard denied a spot to a deserving biological woman.
The conservative commentator eventually made it out of “Twitter jail” Friday morning, at which point she doubled down, but without directly naming Hubbard.
“Good morning. I’m out of Twitter jail. Men are still men. Thank you,” she wrote.
Good morning. I’m out of Twitter jail. Men are still men. Thank you.
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) August 6, 2021
Now fast-forward to Saturday, when the second commentator, Erick Erickson, was suspended for calling out Stuckey’s suspension.
After she was suspended Thursday, he tweeted, “This is absurd. Laurel Hubbard is a man even if Twitter doesn’t like it.”
It took two days, but Twitter eventually discovered his “offensive” tweet and suspended it for “hateful conduct.”
In an email to his subscribers sent following the suspension, Erickson said bluntly that Twitter had suspended him “for stating the truth.”
“Well, it seems post-modernity has caught up to me. Twitter has suspended me for a statement of fact that Twitter’s woke employees do not like,” he wrote, according to The Washington Times.
“In defending Allie Beth Stuckey, who was previously suspended from Twitter for a statement of truth, I reiterated that, in fact, the New Zealand transgender weight lifter is a man. Twitter has suspended me for stating the truth.”
Below is a screenshot of his since-removed tweet:
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) August 7, 2021
In a separate statement to the Times, Erickson said he would have to delete the tweet to be unsuspended but wasn’t certain that he wanted to.
“I did not promote violence, threaten, or harass anyone. I didn’t even tag Laurel Hubbard in my tweet. I just stated the simple fact that Laurel Hubbard is a man. It is a statement of basic biological fact that Twitter and the Wokes oppose,” he said.
“To get back into Twitter, they’ll require me to delete that tweet. Career wise, it is probably necessary. But I’m not sure I want to.”
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) August 8, 2021
.@EWErickson has been suspended from twitter for stating a biological fact.
— Inez Stepman ⚪️🔴⚪️ (@InezFeltscher) August 7, 2021
As of Sunday morning, it didn’t appear he’d been released from “Twitter jail” yet.
Meanwhile, some conservatives on Twitter were warning that this is likely just the beginning of the insanity and illiberalism that’s apt to be seen on Twitter as the anti-science, anti-fact, anti-reality “woke” gain more and more power.
Next, you will both be suspended for saying 2 + 2 = 4.
— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) August 8, 2021
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