Author's suspended Twitter account

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Cooroo Mon 26-Apr-21 18:26:39

I recently read The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar. While googling her I saw a tweet and clicked on it, and it said the account was suspended.
Not being a great Twitter user myself, can anyone help me work out why? Presumably she said something unsayable...
It's a good book, set in 18th century London, featuring mermaids both fake and (maybe) real, courtesans, ship owners and women trying to find their place in life.

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newrubylane Mon 26-Apr-21 19:57:52

Screenshot from her Instagram.

nauticant Mon 26-Apr-21 20:11:00

I did wonder when having a quick Google I was presented with the image of a blue-haired graduate of Archaeology, Anthropology and Art History.

GNCQ Mon 26-Apr-21 21:37:00

Well I suppose she's woke enough for Twitter but too female

Cooroo Mon 26-Apr-21 23:17:43

Oh well done for finding that. I am a little disappointed with the TWAW parroting...

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thinkingaboutLangCleg Mon 26-Apr-21 23:25:37

Shame.I was interested n the novel, but I’m not giving my money to misogynists. Amusing that her loyal, handmaidenly support of TWAW got her accidentally blocked by the gender-identity police.

EyesOpening Mon 26-Apr-21 23:26:25

Ironically on that instagram post, someone has commented "how absurd that the truth should be censored"


thinkingaboutLangCleg Mon 26-Apr-21 23:30:23

She seems to be opposing an open letter written by the Wild Woman Writing Club to the organisers of the Women’s Prize for fiction, who have longlisted a book by a transwoman.

Cooroo Mon 26-Apr-21 23:33:18

I just found the letter (missed it here when it first appeared) - what a fabulous piece of writing. It's really inspiring. I fail to see how anyone cannot see the sense of it.

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