BBC Changes Rape Victim’s Quotes To Avoid ‘Misgendering’ Her Trans Attacker — No, This Is Not Satire

Written by K. Walker on June 1, 2022

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When a rape victim’s “lived experience” conflicts with her transgender attacker’s feelings, Diversity and Inclusion “experts” advised the BBC to be more concerned about the latter.

It was just last week that Ricky Gervais made headlines for making what many people call “anti-trans” jokes about the “new women.”

Although people laughed, his joke about being more concerned about misgendering than the threat to women’s safety in female-only spaces is a whole lot less funny when this week, it was revealed that the state broadcaster in the UK edited a rape victim’s statement to avoid offending the rapist by using the “wrong” pronouns.

Strangely, the victim’s accusation that the man raped her didn’t seem to be a problem.

On the scale of which would hurt a person’s feelings more, being referred to as the gender that one was born with or being called a violent sexual attacker, I’d imagine being called a rapist would be a bit more hurtful, but what do I know? I’m not an editor at the BBC or part of its “Diversity” team.

One quick question before getting to the heart of this article — how can it be “misgendering” if you’re literally using the pronouns that refer to their immutable biological sex? In my personal opinion, “misgendering” occurs when you’re denying actual reality by using pronouns that have been adopted by someone because they “feel” like they are either the opposite gender (whatever that means since I’m not sure what being a woman “feels” like and I am one) or one of a seemingly innumerable yet ever-growing string of genders that are fabricated out of thin air.

The Daily Mail states that higher-ups at the BBC changed every reference that the victim made regarding her accuser from “he” or “him” to “they” or “them” to “boost inclusive language.”

The article then cites some staffers that claim “the decision was made following the input of members of its 14-strong central diversity team, which has had influence over the BBC’s style guide, which dictates that stories adopt an individual’s preferred pronouns, the Times reports.” (Emphasis added)

The article in question reported on claims from some lesbians that they have faced accusations of transphobia and threats of violence if they admit they are not attracted to trans women.

It carried the testimony of one rape victim, but the pronouns she used in recounting the ordeal were subsequently altered for publication on the BBC website.

The passage of quotes on the site reads: ‘[They] threatened to out me as a terf and risk my job if I refused to sleep with [them]. ‘I was too young to argue and had been brainwashed by queer theory so [they were] a ‘woman’ even if every fibre of my being was screaming throughout so I agreed to go home with [them]. [They] used physical force when I changed my mind upon seeing [their] penis and raped me.’

As tragic as this account is, it’s nothing new. Back in 2018, ClashDaily was covering the rather violent way that some transgender activists speak about women — specifically lesbians who refused to have sex with them.

Since many jurisdictions have passed rules that allow people to “self-identify” as the opposite gender, there have been many instances of perverts taking advantage of this that run the gamut from disturbing to criminal.

In the last few years, there have been reports of:

But it’s the people that point that out that are the ones that are called bigots.

We live in very stupid times.

The decision to edit the victim’s account has been widely criticized by senior journalists who said that changing her statements conflicted with the corporation’s responsibility in terms of accuracy and impartiality. Ya think maybe?

Publication of the quotes in this way were said to have been the subject of heated debate, according to some sources.

Angela Wild, co-founder of lesbian campaign group Get The L Out, told the Times the BBC was wrong to amend the quotes.

She said: ‘It’s really unethical and disrespectful to the victim. It’s a form of gaslighting for a woman who has already been through sexual violence.’
Source: Daily Mail

This isn’t just an “editorial decision” — this is gaslighting a rape victim in order to avoid the ire of transgender activists.

It’s literally erasing her “lived experience” to kowtow to the feelings of an apparent sexual predator who is using his “gender identity” to prey on women.

This is absolutely disgusting behavior by the British broadcaster.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker