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Liz Truss MP breaks cover: backs MN

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RedToothBrush Sun 22-Apr-18 01:57:39

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5642853/Cabinet-minister-prompts-transgender-row-backing-Mumsnet-users.html
Cabinet minister prompts transgender row after backing Mumsnet users 'leading backlash against militant activists'

That's a total if THREE Trans stories in the Mail on Sunday online dated with the 21st/22nd April.

This is Truss's tweet from 4 days ago

Elizabeth Truss @ trussliz
I enjoy a heated debate with @MumsnetTowers on childcare and I hail her for her approach to free speech. #openminded #freemums
With link to Kirkup's spectactor article.

The original tweet only got about a dozen replies, 24 retweets and a 105 likes.

Cursed E was one of the few responders.

AornisHades Sun 22-Apr-18 02:01:59

Liz Truss? <lefty head explodes>

HopScotchy Sun 22-Apr-18 02:03:16

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CircleSquareCircleSquare Sun 22-Apr-18 02:05:29

It comes to something when an MP backing free speech is seen as controversial and newsworthy.

But good for her, these days that really is sticking your neck out.

HopScotchy Sun 22-Apr-18 02:08:02

It's where we are. It's temporary and they had better have their excuses lined up. Idiots.

Waddlelikeapenguin Sun 22-Apr-18 02:11:31

Woo!

UpstartCrow Sun 22-Apr-18 02:14:21

It will only take a few brave souls to stick their head above the parapet to give others permission to do so.

miri1985 Sun 22-Apr-18 02:18:23

"Last night Delia Johnston, the former head of a charity campaigning for trans sportspeople to be allowed to compete in their chosen gender, condemned Ms Truss. Ms Johnston said: ‘She is giving kudos to Mumsnet who are particularly vicious on this particular front. Truss could be investigated for backing a group that is effectively advocating violence against the transgender community. She may be a terf in disguise.’"

Effectively advocating violence? How? Where? Given the focus that has been on MN this week, no one has been able to show this.

I've actually seen people advocating violence, real actual violence against trans people on twitter but somehow IW, LM etc are all allowed to use that platform without any irony that they're not boycotting it or stopping it being used by others.

Duddlepluck Sun 22-Apr-18 02:20:08

Last night she was condemned by the transgender lobby as a ‘terf’, a derogatory term used for feminists they deem to be transphobic.

That's the first mainstream news report I've seen where 'terf' is actually named as derogatory, a slur in other words, rather than some kind of meaningful descriptor. Very interesting...

HopScotchy Sun 22-Apr-18 02:22:32

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OlennasWimple Sun 22-Apr-18 02:23:14

She may be a terf in disguise

Burn the witch!

HopScotchy Sun 22-Apr-18 02:26:57

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Battleax Sun 22-Apr-18 02:36:43

Good for her.

I wonder if she walks among us on FWR <looks around furtively>

DarthArts Sun 22-Apr-18 02:39:45

Yay !!

But not yay - where are all the left wing women MP's?

Battleax Sun 22-Apr-18 02:41:54

It’ll take the left wing much longer sadly, other than veiled remarks and hints 😞

MargeH Sun 22-Apr-18 05:25:00

Rod Liddle in today's Sunday Times is 'defining' new words:

Terf A sensible woman who knows that the person in the ladies’ toilet with a formidable beard and a slightly weird smile is, actually, of a different sex from her.

thebewilderness Sun 22-Apr-18 05:31:55

‘She is giving kudos to Mumsnet who are particularly vicious on this particular front. Truss could be investigated for backing a group that is effectively advocating violence against the transgender community. She may be a terf in disguise.’"
There is that 4th rule of misogyny: Women's opinions are violence against men, thus male violence against women is justified.

IdentifiesAsMiddleAged Sun 22-Apr-18 06:01:45

"effectively advocating violence'

LIAR.

LittleLebowski Sun 22-Apr-18 06:56:29

effectively advocating violence
Totally boils my piss. The only acts of violence have been one way in this debate.

cromeyellow0 Sun 22-Apr-18 07:48:57

"Delia started to play netball in September 2014 and learnt her height is an advantage on court."!!

www.bbc.com/sport/get-inspired/31748076

YesItsADebate Sun 22-Apr-18 08:01:24

Well done Liz Truss. “Effectively advocating violence” indeed hmm Only if your definition of ‘actual violence’ is having your feelings hurt by someone stating biological fact.

BabyItsAWildWorld Sun 22-Apr-18 08:07:32

Great. Let's show her some support on Twitter etc.
Give others the confidence to come out join us and speak up.

LangCleg Sun 22-Apr-18 08:59:53

She may be a terf in disguise.

Can these people even hear themselves? Imagine going into your local pub and complaining that a female politician is a terf in disguise. Online echo chambers and activist bubbles do not effective communicators make.

AngryAttackKittens Sun 22-Apr-18 09:12:12

She may be a terf in disguise

Cloaks and daggers at dawn! Honestly, this is ridiculous. We got rid of the Witchfinder General a long time ago, would be great if TRAs would stop trying to resurrect his corpse.

Wanderabout Sun 22-Apr-18 09:17:22

Hmmm. Reality appears to be colliding with the militant activist narrative:

"Truss could be investigated for backing a group that is effectively advocating violence against the transgender community. She may be a terf in disguise.’"

"TERF: A sensible woman who knows that the person in the ladies’ toilet with a formidable beard and a slightly weird smile is, actually, of a different sex from her."

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