Media Watch

Trans Writes Media Watch keeps an eye on legacy publishers, mostly right-wing print as the worst culprits, to highlight the misinformation and smear campaigns being spread about trans and non-binary people.

Is Maya Forstater the world’s foremost trans expert? The week in Trans 28/08/22

Unlike the first week of this trans media watch, which mostly centred around one story about JK Rowling, how she was the real victim...
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Green Party politician suspended over Eddie Izzard complaint

The Green Party's Alison Teal has been suspended after Eddie Izzard using the toilet annoyed her.
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Times omit pronouns for Eddie Izzard

The Sunday Times managed to contort themselves into all sorts of shapes this weekend in order to write about Eddie Izzard without using any pronouns.
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Major media mostly ignore massive trans protest outside Downing Street

It will come as no surprise to most trans people that the majority of the mainstream media completely and utterly ignored thousands of people...
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Daily Mail blames trans people for things that haven’t happened

After a relatively quiet week, the Daily Mail is back with its nonsense, this time in Liz Jones 'femail' column'.
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Trans talking points: Bailey, Joyce + more

As it has been very quiet in the papers since the death of the world's largest landowner, I thought it a good idea to...
BBC apologises to transphobes; The BBC logo on a curved red-brick wall. BBC's Obfuscation of Transphobia article.

BBC call transphobic letter a ‘report’

When is a report not a report? When it's a letter seen by a transphobic journalist at the BBC.
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Wickes mobbed by boring transphobes who can’t read

Wickes, a hardware store, attended Brighton Pride this weekend with a stage that included signs anti-trans groups have taken umbrage to.
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Mail on Sunday upset doctors told to treat trans people like everybody else

Michael Powell and the Mail on Sunday are upset that doctors are being 'told not quiz patients on trans status'.
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Daily Mail use trans people to target Penny Mourdant

The Daily Mail seem determined to block Penny Mourdant from becoming the Conservative Party's next leader - and therefore the UK's next Prime Minister - as they target her once again using her previous stance on trans rights.