BBC responds to backlash to article about lesbians being pressured into sex by some trans women

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FindTheTruth Wed 27-Oct-21 20:59:05

BBC spokesperson said: “The article looks at a complex subject from different perspectives and acknowledges it is difficult to assess the extent of the issue.

“It includes testimony from a range of different sources and provides appropriate context. It went through our rigorous editorial processes.

“It is important that journalism looks at issues - even where there are strongly held positions. The BBC is here to ensure debate and to make sure a wide a range of voices are heard.”

attitude.co.uk/article/bbc-responds-to-backlash-to-article-about-lesbians-being-pressured-into-sex-by-some-trans-women-1/26090/

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FeckTheMagicDragon Wed 27-Oct-21 21:01:33

Finally the BBC grew a pair!
(Metaphorically speaking. We all know you cannot actually grow a pair unless you are male 😄)

malloo Wed 27-Oct-21 21:05:58

Well done BBC, better late than never!

AnneLovesGilbert Wed 27-Oct-21 21:08:13

Good stuff.

Wonder who drew the short straw and had to wade through the angry open letter. I did try but it was awful.

ScribblingPixie Wed 27-Oct-21 21:08:38

About time. Our institutions need to be strong & fair - & do the job they're suppose to.

Alektopteryx Wed 27-Oct-21 21:14:52

Very pleased to see this. I remember the days when such a response would have been unremarkable, but there has been such a lot of capitulating to the bullying, howling and threatening of the mob that this seems like a Big Deal!

Whatstheweatherlike Wed 27-Oct-21 21:18:24

Also nice to see #IStandWithLesbians is trending on Twitter.

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AnyOldPrion Wed 27-Oct-21 21:19:52

Great to hear! Will go have a cheering read of it!

Wildfart Wed 27-Oct-21 21:27:50

That's good. Attitude mag were grandstanding on twitter about getting the government to intervene at the highest level on this.

Doesn't look like that's done any good.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 27-Oct-21 21:34:25

I was expecting this thread to say that the BBC had issued a grovelling apology! Great to see the BBC backing up their reporter.

Whatsnewpussyhat Wed 27-Oct-21 21:39:55

I was honestly expecting them to cave in and grovel for forgiveness.

The opening letter was just a shit load of emotional blackmail.
Again painting LGBA as anti trans, and the whole narrative that get the L out "view transwomen as men" as if they are somehow miraculously not a subset of the male sex class just because they say so.

Whatsnewpussyhat Wed 27-Oct-21 21:40:52

*open letter. Bloody auto correct.

Alektopteryx Wed 27-Oct-21 21:43:16

Wildfart

That's good. Attitude mag were grandstanding on twitter about getting the government to intervene at the highest level on this.

Doesn't look like that's done any good.



There's an archive version for those who don't want to give them clicks after seeing their tweets about it. https://archive.md/BqsMr

Wildfart Wed 27-Oct-21 21:46:02

Darren Styles OBE
@bydarrenstyles
Hey
@BBCNews
- publisher of
@AttitudeMag
here. We are about to take apart your developing anti-trans mantra on all of our channels and I’m going to carry a serious complaint to the heart of Government and seek apology and change. To whom do I speak for comment and correction?

Hahaha 🤣 okay then.

MoltenLasagne Wed 27-Oct-21 21:51:24

So Darren Styles read an article saw a tweet saying the BBC had reported on lesbians experiencing rape and sexual harassment and decided that the moral and upstanding thing to do was get it shut down?

I mean do they not hear themselves?

RepentMotherfucker Wed 27-Oct-21 21:53:57

His 'serious complaint to the heart of government' starts with him being unable to look up a simple complaints procedure which is easily available online? Or know about Ofcom?

Ok then grin I'd be fucking quaking in my boots.

'I hold here my letter of complaint Gentlemen. One which will rock your world to its core and bring about immediate and fundamental change to your cess pit of an institution! Quail before it! .... If I can just find a stamp. Do you think it need to be first class? I ideally want it there before the weekend.'

Wildfart Wed 27-Oct-21 21:54:30

Obviously not. I'm laughing at the grandiosity but the premise is disgusting. Believe women, no not really. Only on men's terms.

Arseholes.

NoSquirrels Wed 27-Oct-21 21:56:41

Bloody hell - well done, BBC.

If it’s the same open letter I read today (c. 6,000 signatures) then it was a pile of shite and most citations were to Prick News so…

LizzieSiddal Wed 27-Oct-21 21:59:16

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BoreOfWhabylon Wed 27-Oct-21 21:59:30

Thank you Auntie Beeb!

All together now
🎶 The wheels on the bus are falling off
Falling off, falling off...🎶

Dougalskeeper Wed 27-Oct-21 22:01:26

I'm yet to be convinced the BBC have changed their spots, but it's a good start

rabbitwoman Wed 27-Oct-21 22:13:33

There are surely analysts at the BBC, and throughout media on general, who look at places like twitter (maybe even mums net?) as a gauge of public opinion on issues such as this?

I ask because, when I look through twitter I see a huge surge of GC support. Almost a complete turn around from only a year ago, maybe? Lots of people - and obviously smart, articulate people - entering the discussion and then trending topics, hashtag campaigns, followers numbers shrinking and growing..... It is certainly not a one horse race any more, anyway.

I wonder if that has an effect on what is now being published and discussed?

SpindleWorl Wed 27-Oct-21 22:18:04

Wildfart

That's good. Attitude mag were grandstanding on twitter about getting the government to intervene at the highest level on this.

Doesn't look like that's done any good.

Who's that then, Penny Mordaunt? grin

Imnobody4 Wed 27-Oct-21 22:25:28

Well Labour MP Ben Bradshaw supported him but doesn't count as high levelmof government.

ArabellaScott Wed 27-Oct-21 22:28:41

RepentMotherfucker

His 'serious complaint to the heart of government' starts with him being unable to look up a simple complaints procedure which is easily available online? Or know about Ofcom?

Ok then grin I'd be fucking quaking in my boots.

'I hold here my letter of complaint Gentlemen. One which will rock your world to its core and bring about immediate and fundamental change to your cess pit of an institution! Quail before it! .... If I can just find a stamp. Do you think it need to be first class? I ideally want it there before the weekend.'

grin

Pat on the back, BBC. Well done. This is how we handle debate in a mature and level headed way.

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