Does Twitter hate women? Holly Lawford-Smith on ‘Gender-Critical Feminism,’ hate speech, and the future of Twitter

Twitter has a history of banning those who fail to toe the line in terms of particular political orthodoxies. The social media corporation has banned numerous people for challenging gender identity ideology — for saying things like, “Men aren’t women,” for example. Will things change now that Elon Musk has bought the company?

In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Holly Lawford-Smith, an Associate Professor in Political Philosophy in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, about Twitter’s treatment of women, the impact of social media censorship, what the Elon Musk takeover could mean for feminism, and her soon to be released book, “Gender Critical Feminism.”

Does Twitter hate women? Holly Lawford-Smith on 'Gender-Critical Feminism,' hate speech, and the future of Twitter
Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.