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‘Terrifying’: Twitter locked the account of a researcher over his scientifically accurate tweet on transsexualism and gender dysphoria

Twitter has apologized for locking Blanchard’s account:
Twitter has apologised and allowed Ray Blanchard to share his findings w/o censorship. It's going to reach far more people than it would have without their attempt to silence anyone who deviates from an orthodoxy on trans issues developed about half a second ago. Here you are

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Twitter locked the account of Ray Blanchard, a Ph.D. “world expert” researcher in “sexual orientation, paraphilias, & gender identity disorders” over this tweet where he wrote that “Transsexualism and milder forms of gender dysphoria are types of mental disorder”:

Ray Blanchard served on the gender dysphoria working group and chaired the paraphilia working group for DSM V. He is a world expert in the field. Twitter has just suspended his account for a thread setting out his findings from
A lifetime of research. Unreal

In other words, Twitter locked him out of his account for being accurate:

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1/ Gender dysphoria is in the DSM-5. Despite endless rumor-mongering and misinformation to the contrary, it *is* considered a mental disorder. Maybe it shouldn't be! But it's beyond insane to suspend someone for expressing an opinion which lines up with the DSM. I have less and

From journo Jesse Singal, “Twitter is making a terrible and embarrassing error here that it should fix”:

2/ less faith that, as a journalist who often writes about science, I will be able to continue using Twitter without getting punished for communicating scientifiically accurate infromation. Twitter is making a terrible and embarrassing error here that it should fix.

It’s a problem when the science isn’t woke enough:
3/ Anyway, this is part of a larger problem of a complete meltdown, in elite progressive spaces, of the ability to accurately convey science on stories having to do with social justice. Journalism, academia, social media -- same story everywhere. It's a slow-motion disaster.

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But people are arguing that Blanchard should be censored over it (!!!):
It does look like Twitter realized its error and he’s back now:
He’s back now - deleted the offending tweet - which accurately stated that gender dysphoria is a disorder in the DSM. too insane for words

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And he’s reposted the thread for everyone to read again:
Earlier today I wrote this thread in response to a follower who asked me, “What is your actual position on transgender people?” It looks like my reply has not been delivered to a single person besides the original inquirer, so I am reposting it here.

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My beliefs include the following 6 elements: (1) Transsexualism and milder forms of gender dysphoria are types of mental disorder, which may leave the individual with average or even above-average functioning in unrelated areas of life.

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(2) Sex change surgery is still the best treatment for carefully screened, adult patients, whose gender dysphoria has proven resistant to other forms of treatment.

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(3) Sex change surgery should not be considered for any patient until that patient has reached the age of 21 years and has lived for at least two years in the desired gender role.

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(4) Gender dysphoria is not a sexual orientation, but it is virtually always preceded or accompanied by an atypical sexual orientation – in males, either homosexuality (sexual arousal by members of one’s own biological sex) . . .

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(5) There are two main types of gender dysphoria in males, one associated with homosexuality and one associated with autogynephilia. Traditionally, the great bulk of female-to-male transsexuals has been homosexual in erotic object choice.

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(6) The sex of a postoperative transsexual should be analogous to a legal fiction. This legal fiction would apply to some things (e.g., sex designation on a driver’s license) but not to others (entering a sports competition as one’s adopted sex).

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