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Gregor Murray (SNP Councillor) - guilty of verbal abuse
Popchyk · 15/05/2019 12:38
Dundee councillor Gregor Murray guilty of breaking rules by swearing at woman on Twitter
Of particular interest:
"In their judgement the panel said the councillor had also abused the complainer by referring to her as a TERF….a transexclusionary radical feminist.
The panel said: “It was evident that the councillor’s description as TERFS being scum and hateful and vile that he intended it to be a term of abuse.”
Gregor Murray has flounced from the SNP.
EXCLUSIVE: Dundee councillor Gregor Murray quits SNP over party’s ‘institutional transphobia’
R0wantrees · 15/05/2019 19:55
Joan McAlpine's statement:
Popchyk · 15/05/2019 21:00
Here's the wee nyaff's Twitter.
Crying about how unfair it all is. And how it is totally a heinous miscarriage of justice.
Nobody seems to care.
Reckons that he is a Scout Leader. Which is both terrifying and not in the least bit surprising.
Gingerkittykat · 15/05/2019 21:13
I don't do twitter but just clicked the link above and it is comedy gold.
Also, the people I referred to as ‘the C word’ were anonymous. I don’t know if they were women or not. I don’t know them, or how they identify. Does Joan know who they are? Maybe she could pass on their details to the local authorities so that they can take the appropriate action
Also, those quotation marks around Non Binary Joan, we’re going to have to go ahead and call them out for being horrifically transphobic.
That's just in the past few minutes.
Maybe I need to try Twitter again .
FermatsTheorem · 15/05/2019 21:41
Thanks for the twitter link. The melt-down by "don't call me he, even though I've got a beard and look and behave exactly like a spectacularly unpleasant woman hating bloke in pretty much every way you could possibly conceive of" is hilarious to witness. It's like a non-binary version of Titania McGrath, only not actually a parody (and possibly all the funnier for being the real deal).
What a skidmark on the face of humanity! But a ludicrous one, best laughed at.
Popchyk · 15/05/2019 21:42
He's ranting at the moment, but I predict he'll soon veer into Martin Luther King mode. With him casting himself as MLK.
"I have a dream that one day the suffering of non-binary folx in Tayside can be internationally recognised as the nadir of human oppression. I have a dream today that people from as far away as Broughty Ferry and Auchtermuchty, people of all gender identities and none, can put on their sparkly wellies and come together to assert their inalienable right to hound women on social media, y'all".
Something like that.
I give it 10 minutes.
Popchyk · 15/05/2019 21:55
I'm glad, Fermats.
You can reliably tell us about the hotbed of anti-non-binary-folx hatred that no doubt lurks in its underbelly.
I have heard rumours that pronoun preferences are not always respected there.
And as for Auchtermuchty, well, I've heard that the bowls club there is not even a Stonewall Champion, which probably tells you something of the depths of despair that the local non-binary folx are feeling right now.
FermatsTheorem · 15/05/2019 22:05
I could not give you an up-to-date account of pronoun usage in Broughty Ferry - it's well over 10 years since I was last there. They did have a rather dashing fake leopardskin coat in one of the charity shops, which I looked terrible in, but really suited my sister. Not quite sure where that fits on the gender jelly-baby spectrum. Was the fake leopard assigned the wrong gender at birth? Who knows.
I know a rude joke, the punchline of which is "Auchtermuchty."
Gingerkittykat · 15/05/2019 22:24
I’ll be absolutely clear - in this scenario, you are the elite, you are the powerful, you chair the Committee and such. You’re attacking a vulnerable minority, and whipping up hysteria. You are making our lives harder, intentionally and maliciously, and you should be ashamed.
MLK mode indeed!
And loving the wee Nyaff too, it reminds me of The Corries.
I'll be driving through Auchtermuchty tomorrow, maybe I should take my wellies!
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