A woman is being investigated by police and faces a two year jail sentence for allegedly misgendering Jackie Green during a tweet. What has the world become when we cannot state simple, biological facts without fear of prosecution? And why do the beliefs of the mother and daughter (that they are now living as a member of the opposite sex) trump the beliefs of Caroline Farrow? I am all for protecting vulnerable people from hate crimes, but this is not a hate crime, and makes a mockery of people facing real discrimination and fear.
On the plus side, I may move to Surrey; clearly its ridiculously safe if the police have all that time to investigate this!
I think the main issue is that this could set a precedent. Maybe Farrow is considered a troll, but once she has been prosecuted for this incident, it means that the next person who makes a genuine mistake is totally open to punishment.
I have no time for Farrow. I think she's a balloonhead and can actually be dangerous eg the Alfie's Army fiasco. However, no one should be prosecuted for speaking the truth and if they are, well she's said nothing different to what Green has publicly said several times. Main difference is Farrow didn't laugh about it.
Birdsgottafly the idea that people cannot change their sex isn't just one expressed by religious followers. On a basic biological level, one cannot change their physical, biological sex, however much they may want to. They can change their gender sure, and the way they present themselves to society, and I've got no problem with people living their lives in peace, but the fact remains that biological sex is a binary which cannot be changed. Gender is a social construct, and a totally different argument.
Yours is the same argument put forward by Men's Rights Activists, who claim that all Men are in danger, because of the sexual offences laws.
It's absolute ridiculousness. The fact police are wasting their time with this yet around my area we are getting letters left right and centre about 'lack of resources so your issue can't be investigated'