Twitter Suspends Jordan Peterson For ‘Misgendering’

Jordan Peterson
 by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. 

Peterson referred to actor Elliot Page by her birth name Ellen Page and the “her” pronoun.

Twitter informed Peterson that his comments…

Violated our rules against hateful conduct.  You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.

Peterson’s daughter, Mikhaila, announced the suspension on her own Twitter, tagging Elon Musk and adding that the site is “Definitely not a free speech platform at the moment.”

Dave Rubin (who is gay) is also suspended for mentioning Peterson’s suspension.

Years ago Peterson opposed Canadian Government Bill C-16 on free speech grounds. He argued that bill would open up the floodgates for prosecuting people who refuse to use a transgender person’s preferred pronouns.