I’ve been thinking about this, as I too am getting more trans-antagonistic pieces in my “suggested reading” list. I normally can spot and avoid these stories based on the title and preview, but sometimes I start reading one and then quickly have to stop. If I’m triggered as a non-binary transmasculine person, I can only imagine how hard it is for trans women and transfeminine people to be exposed to this hatred, day in and day out.

“Free speech” does not apply to this or any other social media platform not run by the U.S. government. So I am wondering what the boundaries are of acceptable speech on Medium when it comes to so-called “gender-critical” discussion.

Maybe a number of prominent trans bloggers could write an open letter to Medium Staff (or management specifically), asking them to clarify their community standards and terms of service. June is Pride month in the U.S. after all, and Medium is located in San Francisco, so this could help clarify their commitment (or lack thereof) to welcoming gender diversity in the LGBTQ community.

ETA: Anyone tempted to complain about “echo chambers” should first read my blog post on that subject.

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