Sargon of Akaad has released two interesting videos in the last week regarding the ongoing spat between trans-exclusionary radical feminists and intersectional feminists – and particularly the propensity of the latter to invoke state power to protect their ideology.
In ‘Britain’s Political Police’ (17:06), the case of Margaret Nelson (74) is discussed. As a TERF, she has been blogging about her belief in the immutability of sex and this offended some trans activists who contacted the police. Despite being fully aware that Nelson had behaved lawfully, Suffolk police nevertheless contacted her with a view to intimidating her into toning down her rhetoric. Sargon astutely notes how this is antagonistic to the police’s fundamental basis of “policing by consent”.
‘The Intersectional Police Arrest a TERF’ (16:11) documents Stephanie Hayden’s (trans activist) latest target – Kate Scottow, who has been charged with malicious communications for deadnaming Hayden and using masculine pronouns to refer to her. The video also contains commentary on the response of the prison system to trans inmates and an update on the Margaret Nelson story.
Bleak times for free speech.
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