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Damian Barr

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AbsintheFriends Wed 01-Jul-20 17:39:33

I know there's loads going on at the moment, and Damian Barr is just one bearded misogynist in an increasingly dystopian world, but he's the one who kicked up a huge self-righteous fuss about Baroness Nicholson and got her ousted from her position at the Booker Prize on the grounds of homophobia and transphobia. Who would have imagined that such a zealous icon of ideological purity would turn out to have said things like this??

twitter.com/MLagouste/status/1278345389150662658

(Oh yes. Any one of the several million of us on FWR who has seen a bearded misogynist hiding behind a trans-rights banner...)

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SunsetBeetch Wed 01-Jul-20 17:41:40

<pretends to be shocked>

Snorkers Wed 01-Jul-20 17:43:20

The tweet is gone, how can you see old deleted tweets?

SulisMinerva Wed 01-Jul-20 17:45:29

I’m sure someone will have saved a screenshot somewhere. Not surprising that he turns out to be another righteous hypocrite.

truthisarevolutionaryact Wed 01-Jul-20 17:45:58

A misogynist who's a hypocrite. Is anyone surprised?

Helmetbymidnight Wed 01-Jul-20 17:46:30

can you be sure thats him?

Kit19 Wed 01-Jul-20 17:46:36

I bet his finger is on fire he’s deleting past tweets so fast

In all seriousness though, any GC woman being caught with tweets like that would be in a world of pain - doxxed, threatened, reported for hate speech

I bet damian isn’t though

I wonder what the difference is 🤔

nauticant Wed 01-Jul-20 17:47:30

It might be this one Snorkers:

twitter.com/EllaWitchwood/status/1278367210562629638

AbsintheFriends Wed 01-Jul-20 17:48:15

Can you see the tweet in this link?

twitter.com/BobBibBab1/status/1278346065411014656/photo/1

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FancyPants20 Wed 01-Jul-20 17:49:43

Wow, that's really pretty awful of him. Pillock.

AbsintheFriends Wed 01-Jul-20 17:53:56

The always excellent Ella Witchwood has a great thread on it here

twitter.com/EllaWitchwood/status/1278270801389764609

I bet his finger is on fire he’s deleting past tweets so fast

Oh yes. Alas, poor Damian, too late.

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Snorkers Wed 01-Jul-20 17:54:42

What an awful person. I feel v v passionately about what women are having to ensure right now, but NEVER ever in a million years would I or anyone else I know say anything so disgusting and offensive. This is true hate speech. Laughing about Anyone trying to injure themselves is bad enough, but the use of language too.
This man is a hypocrite and a disgrace and completely without scruples.
He must lose his job over this.

SunsetBeetch Wed 01-Jul-20 18:04:52

Wow that one about the suicide attempt is truly disgusting. What sort of person would find that even 'darkly' amusing?

And what a hypocrite (which, as I intimated, is no surprise with men like this).

VickyEadieofThigh Wed 01-Jul-20 18:06:00

I know schadenfreude is not a good thing, but I'm schadenfreuding like mad here.

SarahTancredi Wed 01-Jul-20 18:09:53

Whid have thought anyone would use trans rights to just he a dick..

We did try to warn people that actually most these people actually dont give a shit about then , their rights or their safety

But I guess us women dont know anything do wehmm

What a disgusting thing to say wonder if that will cost him his job ....

Helmetbymidnight Wed 01-Jul-20 18:10:12

i hope lots of people here about this.

RoyalCorgi Wed 01-Jul-20 18:12:28

Just imagine if JK Rowling had written a tweet laughing at a trans person's failed attempt at suicide. Just imagine.

PenguindreamsofDraco Wed 01-Jul-20 18:13:29

Kit19

I bet his finger is on fire he’s deleting past tweets so fast

In all seriousness though, any GC woman being caught with tweets like that would be in a world of pain - doxxed, threatened, reported for hate speech

I bet damian isn’t though

I wonder what the difference is 🤔

Ooh I know, Miss, I know <sticks hand in the air>

teaandtoast123 Wed 01-Jul-20 18:13:59

I bet this won't be reported in the Guardian!

justanotherneighinparadise Wed 01-Jul-20 18:14:02

😮

TheMarzipanDildo Wed 01-Jul-20 18:16:48

What an absolute bastard.

SerenityNowwwww Wed 01-Jul-20 18:19:13

Man he is deleting tweets like crazy.

Oh, if only there was some way or recording - or taking some sort of digital image - of the tweets... because once you delete something it’s gone for ever, right? 😉

AbsintheFriends Wed 01-Jul-20 18:20:44

I'm cooking dinner but keeping an eye on other twitter revelations. He really can't delete quick enough. There's just so much...

twitter.com/Bigoldsupermoon/status/1278377004115677191

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SunsetBeetch Wed 01-Jul-20 18:22:50

I think this tweet is spot on:

'Looking at his timeline using this language about trans people, I’m beginning to see why so many gay men are rabid TRA. They know they treated trans people v poorly, using these terms & are desperate to engage in whataboutery blaming women for abuse they gave out themselves."

twitter.com/BobBibBab1/status/1278352424600842240?s=19

SunsetBeetch Wed 01-Jul-20 18:25:29

Oh and of course he's made loads of misogynistic comments too. Of course he has. I think he's finished. He has to be, after all he set the precedent with Baroness Nicholson.

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