ESPN columnist Jessica Camerato wrote a column on Wednesday in which she said she had been banned from Twitter for wearing the hashtag “I’m Not a Princess” during the Super Bowl.
“I am a woman who was forced to wear a dress, I’m a woman that’s a victim of violence, and it is my job as a journalist to be able to report on that,” she wrote.
“The Twitter world doesn’t give me that privilege.”
“I was told by Twitter that this was my ‘opportunity’ to tell their story, to write about my personal experiences, to make people laugh.
But I can’t do that because I am not a ‘princess,'” she continued.
“I can’t wear a ‘Princess Dress’ in front of thousands of people.
I can wear a skirt, but it’s not enough to make it sexy.
I’m not wearing a ‘dress’ to impress people or win an award.
I don’t want to win an Emmy for being an actress, or to be the best player in the world.
I want to be treated with dignity and respect.”‘
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