Transgender model and social media activist Munroe Bergdorf has called out Twitter's abuse policy as not inclusive enough of protecting users against transphobic comments.
She tweeted today that she's "Tired of reporting abuse and it goes unflagged. Yet any time I so much as mention white people it's taken down." The tweet was in response to an email she received from Twitter expalining a transphobic comment she'd flagged had not violated their abuse policy. Take a look below:
She elaborated by adding that "The large majority of abuse that I receive is from white cisgender men. Yet when Twitter's abuse policy plays in their favour it doesn't even come close to resolving the issue." See below:
Bergdorf has called out problematic policies and behavior within large corporations before. She made headlines after being fired from L'Oreal for posting: "Honestly I don't have energy to talk about the racial violence of white people any more. Yes ALL white people." She added: "Because most of ya'll don't even realise or refuse to acknowledge that your existence, privilege and success as a race is built on the backs, blood and death of people of colour."
She also called out the racist advertisting of beauty brands like Dove and Nivea, who glorified skin lightening in a commercial by having a model say "I need a product that I can really trust to restore my skin's natural fairness."
Twitter currently allows users to voice their uncomfortableness with trans women of color without censorship. And it isn't helpful that we have a president normalizing hate speech and slander on social media.