I saw this in my inbox this morning & at first I was confused:
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It is now suspended.
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I’ll be honest, I don’t remember posting anything like that … it must have been well over a year ago. Medium now operates behind a firewall, so I haven’t read any of their articles in eons. Amazing how long it took them to see this example of so-called “hate speech”.
I gotta admit, part of me really doesn’t care anymore. If pointing out that babies are NOT “assigned” gender at birth, that sex is observed (usually before birth, hasn’t anyone heard of sonograms?) , if this kind of common-sense comment is now “hate speech”, or any of the other ridiculous things Medium claimed it was, Medium & every so-called journalistic outlet like them can go F themselves. I have no patience for people who make up their own facts to support their ideology. & I’m tired of arguing. I have better things to do. Live in your silly little world where it’s all about the magical thinking & I’ll live in mine … where things are real. Even the magic.