Are Male Content Creators Obligated to Talk About Abortion?

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The morning after the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade to end 50 years of legalized abortion, a new video appeared in my YouTube feed.

Daniel Batal and Roberto Blake recorded a livestream at VidCon in Anaheim, California. The first in-person gathering of YouTube content creators since the pandemic started over two years ago. The topic that their channels have in common was growing on YouTube in 2022.

The timing looked bad. Never mind that abortion and content creation are unrelated topics. Neither Batal nor Blake would make abortion-related videos on their channels, as it wasn’t a suitable topic for their respective audiences.

I figured someone would virtue signal off that video to condemn them on Twitter. That did happen but in two different ways.

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