Monday, 21 June 2021

Misjudging The Public Mood

Freddy McConnell fights a rearguard action for beleagured Stonewall in the 'Guardian', and this caught my eye in the closing paragraphs:
Instead of denigrating my trans sisters in the name of straw-man arguments about “male violence”, journalists at our national papers might pay more interest in trans lives; they could have reported on the recent death of Sophie Gwen Williams. Williams, a musician and artist from Northern Ireland, co-founded We Exist, an emergency healthcare fund for trans and gender-nonconforming people across the UK. She was said to be in despair about being on an NHS waiting list for several years. As those close to her put it in a memorial note: “Losing Sophie is a personal tragedy, but it’s also a public disgrace.”

Really? Tell it to these people, Freddy. I'm sure they'll agree with you that it's a tragedy.


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