We mean the cuddly kind of vengeance

It seems that suddenly the trans movement has bumped up against a boundary.

Twitter says it has removed thousands of tweets showing a poster promoting a “trans day of vengeance” protest in support of transgender rights in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

Ella Irwin, Twitter’s head of Trust and Safety, said in a tweet Wednesday that the company automatically removed more than 5,000 tweets and retweets of a poster promoting the event.

“We do not support tweets that incite violence irrespective of who posts them. “Vengeance” does not imply peaceful protest. Organizing or support for peaceful protests is ok,” Irwin wrote in the tweet.

But trans activists don’t know from peaceful protest. They feel entitled and aggrieved, and they’ve been warmly encouraged to feel that for a good few years. Don’t talk to them about peaceful protest when there are women still walking around who freely say they don’t believe trans women are women.

But trans activists were quick to point out that “trans day of vengeance” is a meme that has been around in the trans community for years and is not a call to violence — and said Twitter is misguided in its reasoning behind removing the tweets in support of the protest.

On its website, the group organizing Saturday’s protest said it does not condone violence.

“Vengeance means fighting back with vehemence,” the protest’s organizers wrote on their website. “We are fighting against false narratives, criminalization, and eradication of our existence.”

Uh huh, “with vehemence” like getting people fired and shunned, trashing women’s sports, going off like a siren every five minutes, demanding the whole world pay attention to your non-existent plight…and when you’re in the mood, plain old everyday violence. Just ask Fred Sargeant.

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