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The article presents arguments for gender neutral language as a threat to women's political organisation and free speech.

The message I got today, after having spent hours working on the final draft, reads as follow:

"Thank you for submitting the final draft of your article. We acknowledge and appreciate the effort you invested in writing this article, however, we have decided not to publish it.

We recognize that everyone is entitled to their opinions. Still, we believe that your article lacks empathy for the LGBTQ+ community. While we encourage strong opinions, we do not condone the dismissal of other people’s identities and struggles to exercise their civil liberties.

We hope for your understanding. Thank you for your time and your work."

I wrote about censored cancelled women and I got exactly the same treatment. Please support me by sending a short email to <polemics@da-vienna.at>, letting them know gender critical women deserve to be heard. I have to say here that my editor at this magazine stood up for me and against the censorship. The Board didn't care.

Here is the article, which was to be subject to final editing. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HBe5eF_xqIx06h2eOyjTt3Syr5lNICxfTzfBCv4uWJw/edit?usp=sharing

The article presents arguments for gender neutral language as a threat to women's political organisation and free speech. The message I got today, after having spent hours working on the final draft, reads as follow: "Thank you for submitting the final draft of your article. We acknowledge and appreciate the effort you invested in writing this article, however, we have decided not to publish it. We recognize that everyone is entitled to their opinions. Still, we believe that your article lacks empathy for the LGBTQ+ community. While we encourage strong opinions, we do not condone the dismissal of other people’s identities and struggles to exercise their civil liberties. We hope for your understanding. Thank you for your time and your work." I wrote about censored cancelled women and I got exactly the same treatment. Please support me by sending a short email to polemics@da-vienna.at, letting them know gender critical women deserve to be heard. I have to say here that my editor at this magazine stood up for me and against the censorship. The Board didn't care. Here is the article, which was to be subject to final editing. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HBe5eF_xqIx06h2eOyjTt3Syr5lNICxfTzfBCv4uWJw/edit?usp=sharing

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[–] Thelastgreenbottle 20 points (+20|-0)

To whom it may concern,

I was deeply disappointed to hear of your decision not to publish a gender critical article talking about the harm gender neutral language causes to women. Universities are supposedly bastions of free speech where ideas of every flavour can be aired and carefully examined on their own merits. Unequivocally silencing an area of the debate because it is disliked by a momentarily fashionable crowd damages this reputation.

You rejected the article because it "lacks empathy for the LGBTQ+ community". Which areas of the community are you talking about? The lesbians who have been driven out of their own communities for refusing to have sex with those with penises? The effeminate gay men who are told they cannot exist without surgery and hormones because they are clearly female? Or the young people questioning their identities who are told if they don’t explore transition they will be at risk of suicide?

It is not just women who are affected by gender neutral language. It has the potential to severely damage many members of the community you claim to be trying to protect. I urge you to reconsider your decision, out of respect and concern for the LGBTQ+ community.

Kind regards,

I sent this ^ feel free to copy pasta the bits you agree with.