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doesanyonewonder Sun 27-Sep-20 20:55:56

Does anyone remember when the guardian ran that 'first dates' piece where a lesbian was paired up with a trans woman and it caused a bit of a storm because some readers felt that it wasn't fair on the lesbian to be set up in that way?

And then later how the lady who was a lesbian said she was fine with it and therefore anyone who thought it might not be on was a bigot?

And has anyone ever wondered if that whole scenario might have been a TRA setup, and if it was one that the guardian may have had to be complicit in because how else could it have come about?

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/nov/23/blind-date-jen-anna-glasses-fog-up

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SonEtLumiere Sun 27-Sep-20 21:11:48

I remember

SonEtLumiere Sun 27-Sep-20 21:13:01

There was a thread about it at the time. The assumption was it was a deliberate plot.

DialSquare Sun 27-Sep-20 21:19:02

Is it the same woman in the first two photos? I see what you are saying if so.

JellyFishSquish Sun 27-Sep-20 21:19:08

Oh yes, I kind of do remember. I felt so sorry for her. Clearly a set-up for more traffic. "Women's feelings don't matter, joyous click bait bros" would have been the Guardian take.

Her take would have been "Bloody Christ, what fresh hell? Better play it cool or I will be cancelled"

JellyFishSquish Sun 27-Sep-20 21:20:24

Oh, didn't get that it was the same person. Not good with faces

Deliriumoftheendless Sun 27-Sep-20 21:25:31

Is it the same woman?

I always used to laugh at the idea that Clarke Kent could take off his glasses and no one would know he was Supes but apparently it’s not that easy.

PearPickingPorky Sun 27-Sep-20 21:26:10

Really? The first lady looks much older, I think.

Siameasy Sun 27-Sep-20 22:42:40

I remember it but I don’t think the protesting woman is Anna because protesting woman looks younger

Cailleach1 Mon 28-Sep-20 07:26:54

Did they also set up gay men with transmen?

PurpleHoodie Mon 28-Sep-20 10:14:53

Cailleach1

Probably not. Probably won't ever.

doesanyonewonder

Screams 'set up'.

On a side note. That is one of my favourite pictures. It screams confidence and celebration.

Reminds me to get my Christmas t-shirt orders in.

ButcherManWasSomeLady Mon 28-Sep-20 10:22:08

OP how sure are you that it's the same woman?

Antibles Mon 28-Sep-20 10:31:08

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/3753214-The-Guardian-Blind-Date-23-November

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