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what is it about Twitter

Jack Molay sent me an email regarding Ray Blanchard’s Twitter feed which I had never visited.

Lo and behold I was not surprised to see tweets advertising one of Anne Lawrence's books, quotes from Camille Paglia, attacks on Kenneth Zucker being admonished and even an article from The Federalist (one my favorite right fringe websites).

Blanchard supports gender reassignment of course but only in the way that a pill helps a deranged person because transsexualism is a mental/sexual disorder which benefits from treatment. The focus of the feed shows he is a little removed from other researchers who have tried to help the transgender community in more positive and reinforcing ways. But still, if the amount of followers is any sign, transgender people have little to worry about as he also doesn’t have extensive support even among his peers.

I won’t be visiting again any time soon but if anything it reinforced the opinion I already held after having read his work and selected interviews where his academic smugness was in full display.

I suppose if you are no longer going to publish where else would one turn these days but Twitter to have your opinion heard even if it is from a declining audience.

Heck even the POTUS now lives there.





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