Remember how the left insisted that it was ‘fearmongering’ to say that people would be punished for stating biological truths? Yeah, about that…
The rapid shift from relying on objective, biological science to subjective, ‘gender theory’ is causing some pretty big problems.
Advocates for embracing transgender identity are pushing back against anyone that dares to question their ideology and in the United Kingdom, they’re now using the law to strong-arm people into submission.
Suffolk police issued a warning to a 74-year old woman who was criticizing the Gender Recognition Act which would allow anyone to legally change their identity without any medical evidence. Margaret Nelson was concerned that these changes could put women at risk. The police have since apologized for their handling of the matter.
A man in Northern England was investigated by the police for retweeting an ‘anti-trans’ limerick. It was apparently a ‘hate’ limerick.
Watch the BBC report about Harry Miller’s interaction with police over the limerick:
Both of those cases should make you grateful for the Free Speech that is enjoyed in America today. But this next one might just have you kissing the Bill of Rights.
Kate Scottow, 38, from Hitchin, Hertfordshire was arrested and detained for seven hours for ‘misgendering’ a transgender woman online. Scottow was arrested in front of her two children.
The non-crime she was being investigated for was ‘deadnaming’ — referring to a transgender person by the name that they were given at birth. Trans activists liken this to the ‘erasure’ of the transgender person’s existence. Which is kind of weird, because that’s literally what they’re doing to their biological history.
The 38-year-old, from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, had her photograph, DNA and fingerprints taken and remains under investigation.
More than two months after her arrest on December 1, she has had neither her mobile phone or laptop returned, which she says is hampering her studies for a Masters in forensic psychology.
Scottow went public with her experience on an online forum.
Writing on online forum Mumsnet, Mrs Scottow – who has also been served with a court order that bans her from referring to her accuser as a man – claimed: ‘I was arrested in my home by three officers, with my autistic ten-year-old daughter and breastfed 20-month-old son present.
‘I was then detained for seven hours in a cell with no sanitary products (which I said I needed) before being interviewed then later released under investigation … I was arrested for harassment and malicious communications because I called someone out and misgendered them on Twitter.’
Stephanie Hayden, the transgender activist that reported Scottow to the authorities, has done the same thing to sitcom writer and television producer, Graham Linehan, after he allegedly ‘deadnamed’ Hayden on Twitter. West Yorkshire Police gave Linehan a verbal harassment warning. (By the way, Linehan is a lefty and the creator of the fantastic British comedy, The IT Crowd, which you should really check out if you haven’t already.)
High Court documents state that Scottow is accused of engaging in a ‘campaign of targeted harassment’ against Hayden, allegedly motivated by her ‘status as a transgender woman.’ The papers claim that a ‘toxic’ debate occurred online about allowing people to ‘self-identify’ as another gender, Scottow allegedly tweeted ‘defamatory’ messages about Hayden.
She is also alleged to have used accounts in two names to ‘harass, defame, and publish derogatory and defamatory tweets’ about Miss Hayden, including referring to her as male, stating she was ‘racist, xenophobic and a crook’ and mocking her as a ‘fake lawyer’.
Mrs Scottow denied harassing or defaming Miss Hayden and said she holds a ‘genuine and reasonable belief’ that a human ‘cannot practically speaking change sex’, but Deputy Judge Jason Coppel QC issued an interim injunction that bans her from posting any personal information about Miss Hayden on social media, ‘referencing her as a man’ or linking her to her ‘former male identity’.
SOurce: Daily Mail
The belief that a human cannot practically change sex shouldn’t be controversial because it’s a biological reality. The issue that many people have with the transgender ideology is that the nature of reality should somehow bow to the subjective views of individuals. Does a transwoman cease having XY chromosomes? No. So, then a transgender woman may look like a woman with clothing and surgery, take on the mannerisms of a woman, and still be genetically a man. The fundamental ‘is-ness’ doesn’t change. The repercussions of this new, subjective reality of simple self-identification are massive. Men and women present different symptoms of heart disease, for example. There is also the push to have transgender women compete against biological women in sports which would mean the end of women’s sports simply because of biological differences.
Scottow has been gagged from speaking about an issue that she wants to discuss as a woman that would directly affect her and her daughter in female-only spaces.
What is fascinating is that the vilifying of so-called TERFs — which means any woman that questions that gender self-identification could be used by nefarious individuals to target women — is often done by biological males.
Feminists are bitterly divided on the transgender issue — and I don’t understand why. If feminists claim that there is a ‘patriarchy’ where men oppress women, would not the peak of that oppression be men who claim to be women and demand that biological women identify themselves as ‘cis-women’? I think so.
I think we do need to have compassion for people that are legitimately struggling with such a basic part of their identity. I hope that there are some of those voices in the transgender community. Unfortunately, those people aren’t the ones making the news. It’d be nice if the handful of tans activists weren’t a-holes as we share our thoughts and try to hash out the legal, medical, and social ramifications of the rapid push for full acceptance, no questions asked, from the transgender activists.
At the same time, the rapid spike in people that are identifying as transgender is troubling and cannot simply be attributable to more ‘tolerance’ on the issue. It’s a serious issue that we need to be able to discuss openly, and we can’t do that if one side is wielding the power of the state to silence any critique.
Jailing people for their thoughts isn’t a world I want to live in.
I recall there was a book about that kind of thing…
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