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Another "woman" charged with having explosives

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334bu Thu 08-Oct-20 13:11:39

thelincolnite.co.uk/2020/10/transgender-police-woman-found-with-explosives-and-gun-appears-in-court/

The photo is a still from a YouTube video showing this person clubbing a water melon with Germaine Greer's photo on it.
Obviously not keen on feministshmm

Other media like the BBC refer to this person as simply a " woman'"confused No pictures of course.

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Changethetoner Thu 08-Oct-20 13:17:11

Scary photos

ErrolTheDragon Thu 08-Oct-20 13:18:23

^ Zoe, who was also a trade union activist serving as the equalities officer for the Lincolnshire Police UNISON^

Terrific.

gardenbird48 Thu 08-Oct-20 13:22:00

yes, I heard that on the news last night and thought it sounded strange. It seems like an unusual crime for a woman then I googled it and there was another person convicted in 2018 who was actually listed as a trans gender woman and then another 'woman' in 2016 without a picture.

Nowadays if there is no picture and the crime involves violence I tend to assume it wasn't committed by a woman even if that report implies otherwise.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Thu 08-Oct-20 13:24:19

The comments are depressing. Lots of wokies complaining that the article mentioned that this person is transgender.

BovaryX Thu 08-Oct-20 13:26:24

This person was serving as the 'equalities officer' for Lincolnshire police? Gosh.

BovaryX Thu 08-Oct-20 13:28:49

ErrolTheDragon

^ Zoe, who was also a trade union activist serving as the equalities officer for the Lincolnshire Police UNISON^

Terrific.

Yes. A curious career trajectory....

FizzyGreenWater Thu 08-Oct-20 13:32:47

The comments improve! Plus the number of likes for them. Do help...

Wanderingstars4238 Thu 08-Oct-20 13:36:49

The war on women is raging, and they're coming at us from every angle.

MaudTheInvincible Thu 08-Oct-20 13:39:53

I think IPSO's guidance has a lot to do with why the press often leave the fact these people are trans out of the report. It says that it shouldn't be mentioned if it's not necessary for the piece, so if it's an attack on a trans person the assumption is that their gender identity is a aggravating factor and therefore necessary to any article, but if it's an attack by a trans person it has no relevance at all and should be left out.

334bu Thu 08-Oct-20 13:40:35

For comparison
www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-lincolnshire-54447985

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BovaryX Thu 08-Oct-20 13:42:53

The BBC article is illuminating in what it has deliberately omitted. No mention of this person's job as 'equalities officer.' No picture.

CaraDuneRedux Thu 08-Oct-20 14:17:40

Oh lovely. Baseball bats wrapped in barbed wire or with nails in them.

Just as well this never happens, isn't it?

andyoldlabour Thu 08-Oct-20 14:23:24

Large human being smashing hell out of a water melon, arrested for owning an illegal weapon, explosives.
But the woke comments are only worried about mentioning the transgender status and deadnaming.
God help us for the future.

BovaryX Thu 08-Oct-20 14:26:17

andyoldlabour

Large human being smashing hell out of a water melon, arrested for owning an illegal weapon, explosives.
But the woke comments are only worried about mentioning the transgender status and deadnaming.
God help us for the future.

andy

Exactly. Well said.

Thesuzle Thu 08-Oct-20 14:32:54

Think I’ve managed to send a complaint email to BBC Lincolnshire

BrassicaRabbit Thu 08-Oct-20 14:34:47

Wasn't there a study showing those who seek to commit acts of terrorism are often already violent towards women?

Or is that yet another interesting area of research that needs to be suppressed in order to fit the new woke world.

JaniceBattersby Thu 08-Oct-20 14:47:13

I am a journalist and have avoided trouble with IPSO by the skin of my teeth for ‘needlessly’ hmm mentioning someone was trans in my headline. The guidelines are very clear and if you want to report someone is trans these days, you basically have to ignore the guidelines which means you could get the sack.

The Lincolnite’s report goes way beyond the scope of what is allowed to be reported in Magistrates Court Act 1980 and I’d be surprised if a professional journalist had written it. IMO the pictures and videos of her and in particular the headline which has already said she’s guilty before the trial (!) are in contempt of court and could potentially put at risk any potential conviction should the charges go to court.

NotTerfNorCis Thu 08-Oct-20 14:51:13

Other media like the BBC refer to this person as simply a " woman'"

Should be illegal.

Kantastic Thu 08-Oct-20 14:54:24

IMO the pictures and videos of her... are in contempt of court

could you explain that? I understand the part about the headline, but with respect to pictures and videos, they not edited, and this person made the pictures and videos freely available to the public unprompted and uncoerced, why can't journalists report it?

As you can see I'm very ignorant on this subject!

CaraDuneRedux Thu 08-Oct-20 15:05:50

I think (correct me if I'm wrong Janice ) that the article should use phrases like "charged with" and "alleged to have been in possession of" because the case hasn't been to court..

I fear Janice is right - this person will walk free because they can't be guaranteed a free trial now. (Echoes of when the Daily Mirror managed to collapse the Leeds footballers trial back in the 90s with an I'll timed front page).

NewlyGranny Thu 08-Oct-20 15:54:49

First image of an actual barbed-wire wrapped baseball bat I've seen - so far. Of course we want to share our songle sex spaces with this sister! Whay wouldn't we?

Clymene Thu 08-Oct-20 16:06:05

IPSO guidelines:
12. Discrimination

i) The press must avoid prejudicial or pejorative reference to an individual's, race, colour, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or to any physical or mental illness or disability.

ii) Details of an individual's race, colour, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental illness or disability must be avoided unless genuinely relevant to the story.

So despite the fact that this violent individual is behaving in a very male way, the media is not allowed to report their sex as a fact?

I'd argue it's genuinely relevant to the story

SunsetBeetch Thu 08-Oct-20 16:47:26

ErrolTheDragon

^ Zoe, who was also a trade union activist serving as the equalities officer for the Lincolnshire Police UNISON^

Terrific.

Wow. Just wow

RiotAndAlarum Thu 08-Oct-20 18:06:47

Fuuuuu kinell. Those baseball bats. We don't even bloody play baseball in this country!

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