I've heard people say "No one could have predicted Covid-19"

Not true. Experts have warned us for decades a pandemic was just a matter of time. I don't blame individuals for not listening but I do blame the government

We can't let them make the same mistake with climate change
So you know all that fuss about who and how we would produce all the face masks we needed? We could have had a stockpile prepared years ago, saving God knows how many people's lives, if the government had taken scientific warnings seriously. Climate change infinitely more serious
I'm sorry but anyone who seeks to govern us isn't fit for the job if they're not prepared to listen to what the experts say we need to do to be safe. This isn't about blaming the public or far-off countries. WE have institutions in place here that can choose to act on the science
Logging off now but the most scary thing on #ExtinctionTheFacts was hearing that we can expect 5 new diseases a year similar to the one that's causing this pandemic because of the way we're producing food and treating the planet. This time it was China next time could be anywhere

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29 Jun
Facts matter. Trans women like me have been using female facilities since before I was born. Before JK Rowling was born. You don't need ID to use a loo

Ireland made it easier for trans people to amend their birth certificates in 2015. There's no evidence it's caused any problems
Please don't tweet me examples of trans criminals. Sadly, there are awful people from all walks of life

We don't tell gay people like Elton John that they're not allowed to adopt just because Jeffrey Dahmer was gay

It's wrong to justify discrimination based on a few bad apples.
Also, my tweets last night about bringing 'people in the middle' on board weren't about pandering to outright bigots

I still think it's degrading to enter into debates about whether we're 'real' women. And dangerous if it provides someone with a platform to spread misinformation
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20 Mar 19
The fact that a publication that is respected around the world now thinks it's acceptable — in any context — to ask if members of a minority should be sterilised reveals how low public discourse has sunk in the UK and the unprecedented atmosphere of hostility towards trans people
It's also worth pointing out how we got here. For years the establishment and posh comment journalists in particular (both left and right) have been pushing an extreme interpretation of 'free speech' in which anyone can say anything they like, so long as it's not criticising them
Over and over we've been told people just want a 'debate'. To respect 'people with different views'. That nobody should be 'afraid to ask questions'.

And over and over we've seen the 'debates' turn into the 'people with different views' seeking to discriminate against minorities
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