For questioning transgenderism, a woman who worked for the Centre for Global Development has lost her job.
Apparently, a simple tweet can land you without a paycheck these days.
How Dare You!
Maya Forstater is a tax expert for the Centre for Global Development, a Washington-based think tank that apparently does not approve of free speech that reflects anything less than uber-progressive thoughts.
She was terminated for engaging in conversation on Twitter about Pips Bunce, a transgender businesswoman who made the Top 100 Female Executives List.
Forstater responded to a tweet by Credit Suisse announcing Bunce’s inclusion on the list with question for her male colleagues:
When pressed if she really meant what she implied, Forstater acknowledged that she believes “male people are not women.”
The comments made by Forstater were deemed to be both “offensive and exclusionary” by her employer.
She received a letter that read in part: “You stated that a man’s internal feeling that he is a woman has no basis in material reality.”
It went on: “A lot of people would find that offensive and exclusionary.”
Forstater soon found out that her contract with the company was not going to be renewed.
But despite the fact that she lost her job over it, Forstater stuck to her principles and later defended her stance.
“Yes, people should of course be able to define their identity any way they like,” she said. “But other people are not compelled to accept it as relating to any material reality.”