Last Friday in Kensington, London, trans rights activists smoke bombed Northcliffe House, which houses offices of the Daily Mail, the Evening Standard, the Independent and the Metro.
The attack by trans rights activists was in response to the Metro’s publication of a full page advertisement they claimed promoted ‘transphobia’. The advertisement, from the group Fair Play for Women, stated they were ‘concerned that in the rush to reform transgender laws, women’s voices will not be listened to’.
Protesters blocked both entrances to the Northcliff House and employees had extreme difficulty leaving the building. The street was closed off. Protesters were apparently unaware that Metro staff do not work on Fridays.
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The Times journalist, Janice Turner, has also come under attack from the trans rights lobby over questions she has raised in a number of articles. In Turner’s most recent article titled ‘Suicides should never be a political weapon’ she wrote –
‘Trans campaigners cannot demand legislation without scrutiny. My Times column from September 2017, which supposedly precipitated a suicide epidemic, described a feminist meeting where a trans activist punched a 60-year-old woman in the face. Everything I have written since has been intended to shed light. Why is there a 4,000 per cent rise in girls believing they are in the “wrong body”: why is a male sex offender’s gender identity more important than the safety of women prisoners, resulting in the case of Karen White; can a compromise be reached which meets both trans and women’s rights?
I asked questions because many women (including trans women) risk their livelihoods for airing dissent, and could not. Even 54 per cent of MPs, according to a ComRes poll, are scared to raise this subject. In the middle of a government consultation! No wonder, when suicide is shamefully wielded as a political weapon, when anyone who strays from dogma is accused of having children’s blood on their hands’.
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Meanwhile Scotland Yard has had to be very ‘careful’ about identifying the sex of three suspects who assaulted a 60 year old woman at a transgender rights event in London –
‘Police are hunting for three people wanted over an assault at a transgender rights event in Hyde Park – but have refused to give their gender in case they get it wrong.
Maria MacLachlan, 60, was punched in the face and knocked to the ground at Speakers’ Corner on September 23 by suspects including one clutching a ‘trans misogyny is still misogyny’ placard.
The mother-of-two, who describes herself as a ‘gender critical feminist’, was attacked at a ‘gender recognition talk’ in central London last month.
Describing the suspects in the attack, a Scotland Yard spokesman told The Telegraph –
‘We have to be very careful……
Supporters of the trio accused of attacking Ms MacLachlan later said it was acceptable to punch her because she was with Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists who believe you can only be a woman if you were born one’.
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It seems transactivists and their supporters will countenance NO opposition or questions about their actions and their ideology.
The Liberal Democrats, for example, are under fire from women’s groups over their adherence to trans ideology and the edicts they have issued telling party members how they should respond to anyone who questions them about transgender issues –
‘Things to do:
Some useful stock responses are:
“This organization is committed to equality for LGBT people, and this includes trans people”
“We do not believe that there is a conflict between trans rights and women’s rights”
“Trans women are women; this is not up for debate”
and, regrettably, sometimes “Please leave me/us alone”’
In other words, the Lib Dems don’t want to encourage members to research the issues, ask questions and form their own views but repeat the trans dogma – or else!
What does this tell us here in Tasmania about trans ideologues and their claims to the media about those who question their views? We are told we are fearmongering for raising legitimate concerns and asking questions trans activists refuse to answer.
What is worse, the Tasmanian media seems to have adopted trans ideology as though it were an uncontested truth. There’s a huge wave of opposition out there, and they are deliberately ignoring it.
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