Here’s a Mermaids fuck-up to brighten your Sunday morning...

(114 Posts)
AngeloMysterioso Sun 16-May-21 09:51:49

So in a tweet yesterday Mermaids (shock horror) MISGENDERED non-binary Owen J. Harcum, saying that HE had been elected Mayor of Bangor.

A while later they deleted the tweet, reposted it using “they” instead of “he” and issued an apology, basically blaming their accidental hate crime on Grammarly, which I believe is a proofreading app.

Grammarly then responded calling them out on their blatant and quite possibly libellous lie, and so Mermaids deleted that tweet too.

Hope Grammarly sue their asses.

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UppityPuppity Sun 16-May-21 09:59:27

Literal violence against someone who is breaking boundaries not as another male mayor for Wales.

Truly inspirational.

WhatyoutalkingaboutWillis Sun 16-May-21 10:00:49

This had me smirking all day yesterday!!

Merftastic Sun 16-May-21 10:01:12

grin

BluePorchAwning Sun 16-May-21 10:02:34

A week in non-binary:
sheridansinclair.substack.com/p/a-week-in-non-binary

WhatyoutalkingaboutWillis Sun 16-May-21 10:03:31

've been made aware that some people are jumping on
@Mermaids_Gender
for accidentally missgendering me in a tweet. Dont. Dont do that. Mistakes happen, an apology was made and accepted. Moreover Mermaids are an amazing charity who we should all be supporting. Donate, dont hate!

This was theys response.

crunchermuncher Sun 16-May-21 10:04:07

Awesome- you couldn't make it up.

"Us of the trans community" I think if they had really used Grammarly to check their tweet it would have pointed out that it's "we". More mangling of language.

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Lemmen Sun 16-May-21 10:05:38

Bless them, it's almost like they too know a man when they see one.

Theeyeballsinthesky Sun 16-May-21 10:05:49

I’m sure Mayor Owen will be just as forgiving of anyone else mis gendering them right?

And people will be watching....

Erikrie Sun 16-May-21 10:06:52

Looked like Grammarly outwoked mermaids.

#wokeshaming

Love it. 🤭😁

Ereshkigalangcleg Sun 16-May-21 10:07:31

That made my Saturday. Comedy gold. I hope they don't go too hard on their hapless social media person.

Warmduscher Sun 16-May-21 10:08:22

BluePorchAwning

A week in non-binary:
sheridansinclair.substack.com/p/a-week-in-non-binary

That blog is gold grin.

RufustheBadgeringReindeer Sun 16-May-21 10:08:26

WhatyoutalkingaboutWillis

've been made aware that some people are jumping on
*@Mermaids*_Gender
for accidentally missgendering me in a tweet. Dont. Dont do that. Mistakes happen, an apology was made and accepted. Moreover Mermaids are an amazing charity who we should all be supporting. Donate, dont hate!

This was theys response.

Thats not how it works chum

You’d think that they would realise that its really not up to the ‘victim’ to say that they aren’t offended, its an accident etc

Mermaids wouldn’t fucking let it go if it was anyone else doing it...and neither would they

Motnight Sun 16-May-21 10:08:55

Thank you for this thread and the links as well.

Has the emperor worn his new clothes yet 😂

RufustheBadgeringReindeer Sun 16-May-21 10:08:57

But i agree, grammarly should not let it go either!

CardinalLolzy Sun 16-May-21 10:09:56

It's one thing to misgender (which we are told still hurts regardless if it was an accident: www.vice.com/en/article/mbdx7n/100-ways-be-trans-ally-tips )

but to lie and blame it on software is typically weaselly and dishonest of them.

If whoever posted the tweet can't proofread a tweet themselves, given the amount of money Mermaids are given to recruit staff, then perhaps they are in the wrong job.

Thingybob Sun 16-May-21 10:12:33

Haven't Mermaids always made it clear that you don't need to be the victim to report any transphobic behaviour as a hate crime?

AlfonsoTheTerrible Sun 16-May-21 10:14:22

Hoist by their own woke petard.

Good.

SunsetBeetch Sun 16-May-21 10:14:36

grin

🍿

CardinalLolzy Sun 16-May-21 10:15:15

I see in the original tweet Mermaids couldn't decide if non-binary is hyphenated or not. Maybe they should do their non-binary clients and friends the absolute basic courtesy of looking up how to correctly write it? Odd that Grammarly didn't pick up on that either...........

NautaOcts Sun 16-May-21 10:17:56

Love it 😁

Letsgetreadytocrumble Sun 16-May-21 10:31:41

Hahahahahahaha!

What a bunch of absolute clowns.

And how very groundbreaking that another male has been elected to a position of political office....

Helleofabore Sun 16-May-21 10:32:00

Well we know just how forgiving they are :

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56276997

I look forward to seeing this person cancel Mermaids.

Letsgetreadytocrumble Sun 16-May-21 10:33:20

How can you not even be able to proofread a tweet either when, presumably, your actual job is social media comms.

SingToTheSky Sun 16-May-21 10:34:01

crunchermuncher

Awesome- you couldn't make it up.

"Us of the trans community" I think if they had really used Grammarly to check their tweet it would have pointed out that it's "we". More mangling of language.

MANgling? How bigoted. Surely you mean theygling

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