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"Both sides"

This tweet is rightly getting ratio'ed because the 'both sides' thing is bad faith nonsense.

On one side: rape & death threats, doxxing, no-platforming, trying to get people fired.

On the other side: some snark

Ask for receipts... nothing.

Here are some
@NewSocialistUK have a model motion against transphobia…

Their evidence...

Laura Pidcock wrote in Tribune “The women’s movement needs the space to talk about sex and gender, without fear of being ‘no platformed’ (um, okay....)
There's a cartoon that was a bit off, harsh words selectively misquoted. Here is @sargesalute calling specific trans activists "horrible hateful misogynistic
bastards" .

...presented as "The official view of WPUK on trans women"
A presentation with a mocking tone which referred to transwomen as “men”.

And a vague accusation of "increasing harassment on social media" (with no receipts)

Thats it. Thats all
There was Linda Bellos's "threat of violence"

(I know right, a 70 year old woman talking about self defence, terrifying)…
Also as @AdamWagner1 's @EachOtherUk reported there was a "highly charged atmosphere" when some women stood outside with banners to support Linda and Venice…

It was absolutely terrifying apparently....…
There were my "transphobic tweets" which were enough for my ex employer to argue in court that my views were on par with 'incitement to hatred'

Various academics are terrifying - @Docstockk @GoonerProf @selina_todd and the likes of @RooneyRachel (who wrote a lovely childrens book) and @BluskyeAllison who has given speeches about womens rights

And then there is @bindelj wrongthinking repeatedly…
There was Kate Scottow, who was actually found guilty for being annoying on twitter - 20 tweets over 7 months, a few of which were mean.

(she is appealing)
And @WeAreFairCop Harry Miller whose tweets were "for the most part, either opaque, profane, or unsophisticated" but clearly "expressions of opinion on a topic of current controversy, namely gender recognition" said Justice Julian Knowles…
Then again, the complainant in Harry Miller's case says Justice Knowles himself used transphobic language:

"He mentions that transgender women are born biologically male."

That is "transphobia in a nutshell" says Mrs B…
The Time's whole output in writing about this issue was accused of making the newspaper "a hostile, anti-transgender place to work"…

(that part of the case did not go anywhere)
There was the time Posie Parker and Julia Long doorstepped a political lobbyist in a congressional building Michael Moore style…

(they also sat in the audience at an event hosted at a right wing think tank, so obviously bad people... )
There was @DebbieHayton wearing a T-shirt stating “Trans women are men. Get over it!” This got her accused of hate speech & facing disciplinary action in her trades union…
And then of course @suzanne_moore who wrote an article defending women's right to organise and @KathViner who published it.

This was so heinous that @libertyhq and @AmnestyUK @KateAllenAI @marthaspurrier wrote in to complain
All of this stuff is well within the norms of open democratic debate (which includes satire & doesn't require that people are always kind & polite to each other).

And it has provoked a disproportionate reaction

(Which perhaps to the casual observer looks like 'both sides')
If you run with the 'both sides' narrative be aware that:

1) You are falling into the trap of punishing women for failing to be nice and act as 'support humans'

2) You are giving support to a movement trying to shut down ordinary political debate & safeguarding discussions
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