Australian Columnist Says She Was Fired For Writing About Transgender-Related Censorship

People and societies evolve – sometimes – and a lot of the times, things formerly unheard of get normalized through vigorous public campaigns that heavily utilize the media. It seems – or otherwise our civilization would not progress – most of the time this happens for the good, sometimes for the bad (just think of fascism in the 20th century). And, let’s be fair, sometimes – for seemingly unfathomable reasons. Promotion of personal liberties, including sexual, and then gender-related ones, has been a major “policy” priority in what are perceived as Western democracies over the past decade or so – at least in the way major traditional media are presenting the subject. These are some of the big picture questions raised by the case of an Australian journalist, Julie Szego, who claims that she has been let go at The Age for her take on the transgender-related reporting. Other notable Australian news sources are saying that The Age has basically “sacked one of its star columnists” because she made her audiences aware that the newspaper would not print her article related to youth gender transition. It’s controversy all the way down, at this point – the issues of democracy, free speech, free press, personal freedom – and whether or not humans not yet eligible to vote, drive, or get married – should be given the right to make literally life-changing and utterly dramatic decisions, such as changing their gender. In a piece published on the aptly named “UnHerd” platform, Szego…Australian Columnist Says She Was Fired For Writing About Transgender-Related Censorship