The leadership team at Eventbrite is steadfast that women should share their locker rooms with men who call themselves 'women.' Thus, groups are not allowed to support a traditional view of female athletics or to protest the advent of transgenderism on the site.
But what is allowed, and apparently not hateful, at Eventbrite is the advertising of rallies that spread the messaging from the terrorist group Hamas. Today, Eventbrite users can sign up to attend an event on Nov. 1 called 'Stop the Genocide! Free Palestine!' at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City.
Early on Saturday, October 7th, Palestinian resistance fighters broke through Israel’s siege of Gaza. In response, Israel has declared total war against the people of Gaza, completely cutting off access to food, water, and electricity, while bombing the Strip and killing entire families. This attack on Gaza takes place after 75 years of settler-colonial violence conducted by the Israeli state. This panel will explore the historical context that led to the current moment, the dynamics currently at play, and the possibilities for building international solidarity for Palestinian liberation.
In other words, David French wants to scoot off to an echo chamber where he can mute/block actual conservatives who passionately disagree with him/call him out while he amplifies those who shower him with praise. That's so stunningly brave that I almost let a tear trickle down my face.
Then there was Adam Kinzinger, who tweeted on Saturday that he was "mentally preparing" for his Twitter exit:
I mean "mentally prepare" to leave Twitter? Does that involve some type of weird training regimen? Who even does that? Twitter addicts like Kinzinger, I guess.
I've been on Twitter for a long time. Too long, to be quite honest. For several years early on, I was a prolific Twitter user and I would get into some pretty heated back-and-forths with people. But fortunately, I grew out of it and finally figured out it was not worth my time to try and get the last word with my opponent. Life is just too short for keyboard warrioring.
If I didn't need it for my line of work, I'd be on it even less than I am now. But I've learned to keep the arguing to a minimum there and just mute/block people who I conclude are deliberately not approaching me in good faith who usually proceed to prove my point. That makes things a lot easier to tolerate.