Another week, another series of articles talking nonsense about trans people in the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, and Times.
One story dominated the newspapers this week in relation to trans people and that was the one from Pride Cymru last weekend.
You will remember that a bunch of disruptive transphobes, who happened to be lesbians, caused problems by protesting and blocking the parade before being asked to leave.
As the week progressed, Julie Bindel, along with the Mail, Telegraph and Times, continued their campaign to erase the tens of thousands of lesbians all across the UK who support trans rights.
Bindel, who has posed (more than once) in a newspaper with her mouth taped shut to indicate how she is silenced, was back with yet another full page article in the Daily Mail (on Thursday).
You might also be interested to read this piece on how the BBC altered their article on Pride Cymru multiple times, including to add a link to a GC group, something the BBC never does for any other group.
Tuesday and Wednesday saw no articles on trans people in the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph or The Times.
Thursday, we had the above page from the Silenced Bindel in the Daily Mail while the Telegraph got the ball rolling on hating trans snooker players:
On Friday, the Daily Mail eagerly platformed David Starkey, who they say has been cancelled because of his racist views. He’s now taking on the ‘notoriously prickly trans lobby’ which isn’t even a thing, except in the minds of transphobes.
Isn’t amazing how often those with racist views often turn out to be transphobic, too, eh?
They also had a go at the snooker story:
The Times also picked up the snooker story, and, like the others, decided that trans women playing the game is unfair to cis women.
This latest cause was eagerly taken up by GCs online, who set about showing off their feminist credentials by telling us, once again, how women are rubbish at everything when compared to men.
In this case, your ability to judge angles and hit a ball with a stick is determined by your genital configuration.
Saturday saw nothing again in the Daily Mail but The Telegraph told us how Jacob Rees-Mogg, the human Victorian pencil, will ‘scrutinise practice that sees funds put at service of ‘divisive dangerous agendas’
It is worth noting that the following stories received absolute no coverage in the mainstream press:
- The destruction of the Trans Memorial in Manchester
- The death of a trans man who was attacked after Pride in Germany (this was covered by the Guardian’s USA edition but not the UK).
Devastating yet predictable news. Was only a matter of time. Don't forget, a trans man was left with a fractured skull in Dublin after Pride and we heard next to nothing about it. https://t.co/V1jyQb4nZj
— Lee Hurley (@WeeMelter) September 2, 2022
Trans stories to watch out for
- The RFU are being sued for their policy on transgender women.
- A pond which is known for being all-female and has welcomed trans people for forever is now the subject of a protest because Maya Forstater noticed India Willoughby enjoyed a nice afternoon there:
Apologies for anything I might have missed in the papers this week, it was the busiest week of my working year for the job that pays my bills, so I was both distracted by that and exhausted after it.
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