Get Your Pronouns Right! By Mrs Vera West

     In these tense times, getting one’s pronouns right is important, if freedoms are to be preserved:
  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/19/devout-catholic-interviewed-police-trans-twitter-row/

“When Caroline Farrow, a Catholic commentator, and transgender rights campaigner Susie Green, agreed to take part in a television debate about a controversial Girl Guides policy, producers would have expected differences of opinion. But while the conversation on screen was certainly heated, it was what happened off-air when the pair continued the debate on Twitter that resulted in a six-month-long police investigation. Mrs Farrow, a mother of five with strong religious views, allegedly used the wrong pronoun when referring to Ms Green's transgender daughter. Ms Green was so angered by what she described as a "distressing and spiteful" attack that she lodged a formal complaint with Surrey police. On Monday night, they contacted Mrs Farrow and asked her to attend a voluntary police interview. The response by a police force which, like all others, is struggling to cope with violent crime and knife violence, will raise eyebrows and further fuel the debate around police priorities.”

     Clearly dealing with knife crime is important, but thought crimes are even more important. If people use the wrong pronouns, well, the UK police simply have to put six months of investigation into it. Imagine this happening in 1930, or even 1950. Guess what 2030 will be like!

 

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